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Canned Cod Liver

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Created June 22, 2010 at 2:58 PM

My local store stocks Icelandic canned cod liver. It is canned in its own oil, with 1% salt added. It is reasonably priced. The taste is OK, in moderation. Can anyone comment on this product and how it compares with cod liver oil?

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 3:39 AM

I recently found it at Carrefour in Taipei, but for 99NT. Addicted now!

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 3:38 AM

I thought we'd accepted the new paradigm in which fat doesn't cause weight gain. Is this your personal experience?

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17073 · December 02, 2012 at 4:22 PM

We're not worried about cholesterol around here, the more the better. It's our repair mechanism, not something to be feared.

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821 · May 08, 2012 at 4:01 AM

It was purchased in Israel and clearly labeled as such. I think it was labeled on the can itself which is blue and white. If you'd like, I can try and check.

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2949 · January 01, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I'd be worried about the BPA-lining.

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1300 · June 05, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Is there another Richard N? I think you mean someone else but I would love some.

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1702 · April 07, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Hmm. Thanks for the insight. I do really need to work on my o3 balance.. too many avocados and too much chicken.

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1208 · April 07, 2011 at 5:32 PM

If you look at the Pubmed article I cited you will see that per 100g tin there is approx. 48.5g avg. of omega3's. Of that; over half(26g) is DHA. When you consider how much fish oil capsules you would need to equal that, eating a tin of liver with oil a few times a week would be cost effective

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821 · June 24, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Do you eat it all in one go?

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821 · June 22, 2010 at 3:56 PM

It's in Israel in a simple neighborhood grocery store, costs about the equivalent of 3 and a half dollars. (and its even kosher!)

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851 · June 22, 2010 at 3:14 PM

never heard of it, but id be interested to know as well... what store is it? ive never heard of canned cod live before

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260 · June 22, 2010 at 8:29 PM

I live in the US, but was born and raised in Holland.

I eat cod liver about once every 2-3 weeks. It's the only canned product I eat, so I don't worry about the can part. The taste is delicious, make sure you put it in the fridge, it tastes better cold. Cod liver falls in my category of "feel good" foods. A distinct feeling of well being for a few hours after consumption. (I get the same feeling from liquid whey, natto and a few other things) You can add some shredded nori ( sea weed sheets ) to it.

I sent a tin to Richard N. from Free the animal. He had never heard of it. I think he liked it.

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1300 · June 05, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Is there another Richard N? I think you mean someone else but I would love some.

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821 · June 24, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Do you eat it all in one go?

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10919 · April 07, 2011 at 12:31 PM

I love this stuff my husband is Russian and his parents introduced it to me. You can buy it at most Russian stores which are common in the northeast. I buy the King Oscar brand. It's from Norway and very delicious. Besides coconut milk,and the rare wild salmon it's the only thing I eat canned. Russians eat it on bread with sour farmers cheese. I just eat it out of the can. It makes me feel really good when I do. I wish it was possible to buy fresh. Is be a bigger addict than I already am.

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609 · October 15, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Yep I just ate my first tin today in israel, with cooked salmon in a salad for lunch the taste was different than expected. The texture is not like cooked liver.

Tastes good though but I wonder how often I should eat a tin for healthy Omega 3-6 ratios.

I eat a lot of chicken (cheaper) and red meats (slow cooked roasts are delicious for supper)

Fish is also a staple (frozen fillets usually) and I can't forget cheese!

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10 · August 12, 2012 at 1:01 PM

This product is quite delicious! I buy it in Taiwan at a grocery called JASON, which you can find in bigger cities- I buy mine in Hsinchu. The brand is Ajtel Iceland, and it is a 115g tin and I find the taste very rich and delicious, and the cod liver oil it is packed in is quite superior! It is 89NT dollars, or just under $3 USD, which I find reasonable. I recommend giving this a try.

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 3:39 AM

I recently found it at Carrefour in Taipei, but for 99NT. Addicted now!

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40 · May 07, 2012 at 10:03 PM

You can also find it in Polish groceries. I bought mine in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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4306 · May 07, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I eat it occasionally, tinned. Supermarket's name is Mercadona in Spain.

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10 · May 07, 2012 at 9:42 PM

how did you know it is kosher?

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821 · May 08, 2012 at 4:01 AM

It was purchased in Israel and clearly labeled as such. I think it was labeled on the can itself which is blue and white. If you'd like, I can try and check.

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10 · January 01, 2012 at 5:26 AM

I got a case (in Brooklyn,store-Benz) 100 cans for $200 good price!! for good stuff! just if you eat it too often it'll make you gain weight...eat once every 2 weeks...not more.

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0 · August 01, 2014 at 3:38 AM

I thought we'd accepted the new paradigm in which fat doesn't cause weight gain. Is this your personal experience?

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2949 · January 01, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I'd be worried about the BPA-lining.

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1702 · April 07, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Found this recently on Amazon, but its about $5 a can. Not worth it :(

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1702 · April 07, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Hmm. Thanks for the insight. I do really need to work on my o3 balance.. too many avocados and too much chicken.

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1208 · April 07, 2011 at 5:32 PM

If you look at the Pubmed article I cited you will see that per 100g tin there is approx. 48.5g avg. of omega3's. Of that; over half(26g) is DHA. When you consider how much fish oil capsules you would need to equal that, eating a tin of liver with oil a few times a week would be cost effective

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1208 · April 07, 2011 at 12:43 AM

WOW, I just discoverd this stuff. and found an excelent pubmed article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11890054. At $2.69 for a 120g(4.2oz) here in Canada, I am going to start eating this regularly. I find that it has a very neutral/natural taste compared to straight CLO. Maybe its just that I have had rancid CLO before, but the cod liver packed in its own oil was awsome. This is the stuff I got: http://www.edelweissimports.com/sf-cod-liver-packed-in-oil-pr-145.html. Only I got mine off the shelf at a local store.

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877 · August 12, 2014 at 4:22 AM

I have SO MANY CANS of this! I accidentally purchased 2 packages of 6 cans on Amazon - AHH! HA HA! And lets be real, A LITTLE goes a long way FOR SURE! Does anyone have any recipes to share?

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0 · November 30, 2012 at 4:56 AM

No one has commented on the high cholesterol content.... any thoughts ?

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17073 · December 02, 2012 at 4:22 PM

We're not worried about cholesterol around here, the more the better. It's our repair mechanism, not something to be feared.

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0 · October 07, 2012 at 2:16 AM

If you live anywhere in a vicinity of a Russian store, they have canned cod liver there and it's usually priced pretty reasonably.

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821 · June 22, 2010 at 6:42 PM

I was able to find several brands for sale on the Internet. There is an issue with overfishing, but Iceland's involvement in the problem is unclear. Also interesting are the minor "cod wars" that have been waged between Iceland and Britain.

Health wise, it seems like this is the most natural form of cod liver oil you can possibly get. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the negatives of consuming the oil are mitigated by the inclusion of the whole liver, but I am not sure of this. Of course, those who avoid all canned products would also avoid this one.

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3268 · June 22, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Sounds pretty good! I would eat it.

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