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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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.
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.
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!
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.
You can also find it in Polish groceries. I bought mine in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
I eat it occasionally, tinned. Supermarket's name is Mercadona in Spain.
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.
Found this recently on Amazon, but its about $5 a can. Not worth it :(
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.
Anyone buy the Russian/Norwegian product -- canned cod liver "in own oil" ? What kind of oil is it really packaged in? (for sale here, or at Russian delis for way cheaper.)
If I remember correctly, I stopped buying this a few years ago as soon as I noticed that it was packaged in some sub-par oil, like soybean. However, when I look at the package today, the only ingredients listed are "cod liver, salt" despite the fact that it's floating in oil. I am highly skeptical that the price has remained the same, but they've upgraded it to cod liver oil. Does anyone have any insights? Thanks.
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?
No one has commented on the high cholesterol content.... any thoughts ?
If you live anywhere in a vicinity of a Russian store, they have canned cod liver there and it's usually priced pretty reasonably.
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.