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Chinook salmon vs Cod - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chinook salmon and Cod

  • Chinook salmon has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A, however Cod is higher in Vitamin B5.
  • Cod covers your daily Vitamin B5 needs 3043% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Cod contains 25 times less Saturated Fat than Chinook salmon. Chinook salmon contains 3.214g of Saturated Fat, while Cod contains 0.131g.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat 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
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Cod
Contains more Iron +139.5%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains more Magnesium +281.3%
Contains more Copper +89.3%
Contains more Zinc +24.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.8%
Equal in Sodium - 54
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 5% 37% 23% 10% 13% 87% 8%
Contains more Iron +139.5%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains more Magnesium +281.3%
Contains more Copper +89.3%
Contains more Zinc +24.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.8%
Equal in Sodium - 54

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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Cod
Contains more Vitamin C +310%
Contains more Vitamin A +1140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +386.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +215.4%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17587.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 30% 0% 0% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 359% 0% 27%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 3% 13% 27% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 114% 1% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +310%
Contains more Vitamin A +1140%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +386.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +215.4%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17587.9%

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
68
Chinook salmon
790
Cod
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
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
154%
Chinook salmon
107%
Cod
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Cod
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
3%
Cod

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.
Chinook salmon Cod
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Chinook salmon Cod
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.083g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $13.7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Cod Opinion
Calories 231 82 Chinook salmon
Protein 25.72 17.81 Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38 0.67 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 4.1 1 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 43 Cod
Vitamin D 36 Cod
Iron 0.91 0.38 Chinook salmon
Calcium 28 16 Chinook salmon
Potassium 505 413 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122 32 Chinook salmon
Sugar 0 Chinook salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.053 0.028 Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56 0.45 Chinook salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 371 203 Chinook salmon
Sodium 60 54 Cod
Vitamin A 496 40 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 0.64 Cod
Vitamin D 0.9 Cod
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.076 Cod
Vitamin B2 0.154 0.065 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 10.045 2.063 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865 153 Cod
Vitamin B6 0.462 0.245 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87 0.91 Chinook salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Cod
Folate 35 7 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.214 0.131 Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742 0.094 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662 0.231 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.288 0.199 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127 0.781 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185 0.821 Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09 1.447 Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362 1.635 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761 0.527 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004 0.695 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325 0.917 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757 0.524 Chinook salmon
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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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.