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Salmon vs Cod - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $11.7)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.85g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Salmon Cod
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Salmon Cod
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
47
Salmon
398
Cod
Mineral Summary Score
25
Salmon
19
Cod

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Salmon
5
:
3
Cod
Contains more Iron +110.5%
Contains more Potassium +18.6%
Contains more Copper +792.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.2%
Contains less Sodium -18.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 203
Contains more Iron +110.5%
Contains more Potassium +18.6%
Contains more Copper +792.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.2%
Contains less Sodium -18.5%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 203

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Salmon
5
:
5
Cod
Contains more Vitamin B1 +197.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +281%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +249.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +9094.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 40
Contains more Vitamin B1 +197.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +281%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +249.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +9094.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 40

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
119%
Salmon
107%
Cod
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Cod
Fats
29%
Salmon
3%
Cod

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Salmon Cod Opinion
Calories 142 82 Salmon
Protein 19.84 17.81 Salmon
Fats 6.34 0.67 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 1 Cod
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 43 Cod
Vitamin D 36 Cod
Iron 0.8 0.38 Salmon
Calcium 12 16 Cod
Potassium 490 413 Salmon
Magnesium 29 32 Cod
Sugars 0 Cod
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.028 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 0.45 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 200 203 Cod
Sodium 44 54 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 40
Vitamin E 0.64 Cod
Vitamin D 0.9 Cod
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.076 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.065 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 2.063 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 153 Cod
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.245 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 0.91 Salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Cod
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 0.131 Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 0.094 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 0.231 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.199 Salmon
Threonine 0.87 0.781 Salmon
Isoleucine 0.914 0.821 Salmon
Leucine 1.613 1.447 Salmon
Lysine 1.822 1.635 Salmon
Methionine 0.587 0.527 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.695 Salmon
Valine 1.022 0.917 Salmon
Histidine 0.584 0.524 Salmon
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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