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What is the vitamin D content of carp?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 23, 2013 at 7:41 AM

A restaurant along my daily route makes a tasty dish of grass carp at a low price. As a result, I can afford to eat two slabs of the meat each day. It happens that grass carp is caught locally, and widely available inexpensively in my region.

The problem is I don't know its vitamin D content, if any.

Certain sites such as the following indicate no detectable level (or absence of relevant data):

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/finfish-and-shellfish-products/4035/2

...while others quote huge numbers, such as the following with 247% RDA per 100 grams of carp:

http://www.nutritionvalue.org/Fish,_raw,_carp_nutritional_value.html

Both get their data from the USDA: The first link from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21, and the second link from Release 24.

OTOH, I may be getting enough vitamin D - plenty. OTOH, I may require vitamin D supplementation as I hardly get any from other sources. Other than a blood test, is there a way to find out the true value?

Moreover, is the vitamin D in carp (if any) localized to the liver? Or regularly distributed throughout the fish?

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on January 25, 2013
at 06:53 AM

I have finally come to terms with the need of a lab test. Thanks for the useful link!

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on January 23, 2013
at 08:13 AM

Get a test. It's the only way to know. Www.vitamindcouncil.org for more info.

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on January 25, 2013
at 06:53 AM

I have finally come to terms with the need of a lab test. Thanks for the useful link!

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