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Cod vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cod and Alaska pollock

  • Cod has more Vitamin B5, however Alaska pollock has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cod's daily need coverage for Vitamin B5 is 3051% more.
  • Cod is lower in Cholesterol.

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

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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
Cod
1
:
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Magnesium +153.1%
Contains more Copper +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.5%
Equal in Potassium - 430
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 5% 37% 23% 10% 13% 87% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 22% 38% 58% 20% 16% 115% 55%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Magnesium +153.1%
Contains more Copper +114.3%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.5%
Equal in Potassium - 430

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
Cod
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35316.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
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%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 4% 6% 39% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 458% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35316.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
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%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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
790
Cod
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
24
Cod
43
Alaska pollock

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
107%
Cod
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
3%
Cod
5%
Alaska pollock

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.
Cod Alaska pollock
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Cod Alaska pollock
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 - 43mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 365mg)
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?
?
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 Cod Alaska pollock Opinion
Calories 82 111 Alaska pollock
Protein 17.81 23.48 Alaska pollock
Fats 0.67 1.18 Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 1 0 Cod
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 43 86 Cod
Vitamin D 36 51 Alaska pollock
Iron 0.38 0.56 Alaska pollock
Calcium 16 72 Alaska pollock
Potassium 413 430 Alaska pollock
Magnesium 32 81 Alaska pollock
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.028 0.06 Alaska pollock
Zinc 0.45 0.57 Alaska pollock
Starch
Phosphorus 203 267 Alaska pollock
Sodium 54 419 Cod
Vitamin A 40 51 Alaska pollock
Vitamin E 0.64 0.28 Cod
Vitamin D 0.9 1.3 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.076 0.054 Cod
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.223 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 2.063 3.949 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 153 0.432 Cod
Vitamin B6 0.245 0.329 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 0.91 3.66 Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 7 3 Cod
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.131 0.159 Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.094 0.134 Alaska pollock
Polyunsaturated fat 0.231 0.583 Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.199 0.263 Alaska pollock
Threonine 0.781 1.029 Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 0.821 1.082 Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.447 1.908 Alaska pollock
Lysine 1.635 2.157 Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.527 0.696 Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.695 0.917 Alaska pollock
Valine 0.917 1.21 Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.524 0.691 Alaska pollock
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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. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.