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Alaska pollock vs Cod - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Alaska pollock and Cod

  • Alaska pollock has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, however Cod has more Vitamin B5.
  • Cod's daily need coverage for Vitamin B5 is 3051% more.
  • Alaska pollock has 8 times more Sodium than Cod. Alaska pollock has 419mg of Sodium, while Cod has 54mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, cod, Atlantic, raw.

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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
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +153.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.5%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Contains more Copper +114.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Equal in Potassium - 413
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +153.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.5%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Contains more Copper +114.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Equal in Potassium - 413

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
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5
Cod
Contains more Vitamin A +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +302.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35316.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 13% 27% 4% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 6% 114% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +302.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35316.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Cod Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.48g 17.81g Alaska pollock
Fats 1.18g 0.67g Alaska pollock
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 111kcal 82kcal Alaska pollock
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 72mg 16mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 0.38mg Alaska pollock
Magnesium 81mg 32mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 267mg 203mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 430mg 413mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 419mg 54mg Cod
Zinc 0.57mg 0.45mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.06mg 0.028mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 51IU 40IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.64mg Cod
Vitamin D 51IU 36IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0.9µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Cod
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.076mg Cod
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0.065mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 2.063mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 153mg Cod
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.245mg Alaska pollock
Folate 3µg 7µg Cod
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 0.91µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.199mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029mg 0.781mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082mg 0.821mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908mg 1.447mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157mg 1.635mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696mg 0.527mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 0.695mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691mg 0.524mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 86mg 43mg Cod
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.159g 0.131g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 0.094g Alaska pollock
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 0.231g Alaska pollock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alaska pollock Cod
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
62
Alaska pollock
790
Cod
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
24
Cod

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 food.
Protein
141%
Alaska pollock
107%
Cod
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Cod
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
3%
Cod

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 365mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $5.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/nutrients
  2. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.