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Cod vs Salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cod and Salmon

  • Cod has more Vitamin B5, while Salmon has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Selenium and Iron.
  • Cod's daily need coverage for Vitamin B5 is 3027% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, cod, Atlantic, raw and Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, 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
Cod
3
:
5
Salmon
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
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%
Equal in Magnesium - 29
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 5% 37% 23% 10% 13% 87% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
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%
Equal in Magnesium - 29
Equal in Phosphorus - 200

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
:
6
Salmon
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +9094.7%
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 Folate +257.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 40
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% 3% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 398% 0% 19%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +9094.7%
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 Folate +257.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 40

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
790
Cod
83
Salmon
Mineral Summary Score
24
Cod
36
Salmon

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
107%
Cod
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod
0%
Salmon
Fats
3%
Cod
29%
Salmon

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.
Cod Salmon
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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 Cod Salmon Opinion
Calories 82 142 Salmon
Protein 17.81 19.84 Salmon
Fats 0.67 6.34 Salmon
Vitamin C 1 0 Cod
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 43 55 Cod
Vitamin D 36 Cod
Iron 0.38 0.8 Salmon
Calcium 16 12 Cod
Potassium 413 490 Salmon
Magnesium 32 29 Cod
Sugars 0 Salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.028 0.25 Salmon
Zinc 0.45 0.64 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 203 200 Cod
Sodium 54 44 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 40
Vitamin E 0.64 Cod
Vitamin D 0.9 Cod
Vitamin B1 0.076 0.226 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.38 Salmon
Vitamin B3 2.063 7.86 Salmon
Vitamin B5 153 1.664 Cod
Vitamin B6 0.245 0.818 Salmon
Vitamin B12 0.91 3.18 Salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Cod
Folate 7 25 Salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.131 0.981 Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.094 2.103 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.231 2.539 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.199 0.222 Salmon
Threonine 0.781 0.87 Salmon
Isoleucine 0.821 0.914 Salmon
Leucine 1.447 1.613 Salmon
Lysine 1.635 1.822 Salmon
Methionine 0.527 0.587 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.695 0.775 Salmon
Valine 0.917 1.022 Salmon
Histidine 0.524 0.584 Salmon
Fructose

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 of 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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.