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Cod vs. Fish sticks — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cod and Fish sticks

  • Cod has more Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and Choline, however, Fish sticks are higher in Vitamin E , Phosphorus, and Manganese.
  • Fish sticks covers your daily need of Vitamin E 40% more than Cod.
  • Cod has 46 times more Vitamin D than Fish sticks. While Cod has 46IU of Vitamin D, Fish sticks have only 1IU.
  • Fish sticks have less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, cod, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Fish, fish sticks, frozen, prepared.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Zinc +38.1%
Contains more Selenium +139.5%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains more Copper +63.9%
Contains more Manganese +810%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 19% 30% 60% 22% 11% 16% 12% 3% 206%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 32% 18% 82% 17% 53% 12% 20% 24% 86%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Zinc +38.1%
Contains more Selenium +139.5%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains more Copper +63.9%
Contains more Manganese +810%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Cod
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Contains more Vitamin A +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +262.8%
Contains more Choline +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +749.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +4600%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.96
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 17% 36% 4% 22% 19% 48% 11% 66% 6% 132% 46% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 138% 0% 0% 31% 27% 29% 17% 18% 18% 120% 24% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +262.8%
Contains more Choline +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +749.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.1%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +4600%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.96

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +107.4%
Contains more Water +53.4%
Contains more Fats +1787.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +310.3%
23% 76%
Protein: 22.83 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 75.92 g
Other: 0.39 g
11% 16% 22% 50%
Protein: 11.01 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 21.66 g
Water: 49.5 g
Other: 1.6 g
Contains more Protein +107.4%
Contains more Water +53.4%
Contains more Fats +1787.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +310.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2475%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2579.5%
29% 21% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.168 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.124 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.292 g
25% 22% 53%
Saturated Fat: 3.733 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.193 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.824 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2475%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2579.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cod Fish sticks
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod Fish sticks Opinion
Net carbs 0g 20.16g Fish sticks
Protein 22.83g 11.01g Cod
Fats 0.86g 16.23g Fish sticks
Carbs 0g 21.66g Fish sticks
Calories 105kcal 277kcal Fish sticks
Starch 20.46g Fish sticks
Fructose 0.1g Fish sticks
Sugar 0g 1.65g Cod
Fiber 0g 1.5g Fish sticks
Calcium 14mg 16mg Fish sticks
Iron 0.49mg 0.84mg Fish sticks
Magnesium 42mg 25mg Cod
Phosphorus 138mg 191mg Fish sticks
Potassium 244mg 185mg Cod
Sodium 78mg 402mg Cod
Zinc 0.58mg 0.42mg Cod
Copper 0.036mg 0.059mg Fish sticks
Manganese 0.02mg 0.182mg Fish sticks
Selenium 37.6µg 15.7µg Cod
Vitamin A 47IU 18IU Cod
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 4µg Cod
Vitamin E 0.81mg 6.88mg Fish sticks
Vitamin D 46IU 1IU Cod
Vitamin D 1.2µg 0µg Cod
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Cod
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.122mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B2 0.079mg 0.116mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B3 2.513mg 1.536mg Cod
Vitamin B5 0.18mg 0.272mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.078mg Cod
Folate 8µg 24µg Fish sticks
Vitamin B12 1.05µg 0.96µg Cod
Choline 83.7mg 42.8mg Cod
Vitamin K 0.1µg 4.7µg Fish sticks
Tryptophan 0.256mg 0.122mg Cod
Threonine 1.001mg 0.372mg Cod
Isoleucine 1.052mg 0.429mg Cod
Leucine 1.856mg 0.852mg Cod
Lysine 2.097mg 0.795mg Cod
Methionine 0.676mg 0.296mg Cod
Phenylalanine 0.891mg 0.47mg Cod
Valine 1.176mg 0.5mg Cod
Histidine 0.672mg 0.23mg Cod
Cholesterol 55mg 28mg Fish sticks
Trans Fat 0.124g Cod
Saturated Fat 0.168g 3.733g Cod
Omega-3 - DHA 0.154g 0.088g Cod
Omega-3 - EPA 0.004g 0.05g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - DPA 0.013g 0.004g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124g 3.193g Fish sticks
Polyunsaturated fat 0.292g 7.824g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.003g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 7.289g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - ALA 0.236g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Fish sticks

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod Fish sticks
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
31%
Cod
33%
Fish sticks
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Cod
35%
Fish sticks

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod
Cod is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 324mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.565g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod
Cod is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171956/nutrients
  2. Fish sticks - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174195/nutrients

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

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