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Cod vs. Sheepshead — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cod and Sheepshead

  • Cod is richer in Vitamin B1, yet Sheepshead is richer in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Potassium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Sheepshead is 52% higher.
  • Cod contains 9 times more Vitamin B1 than Sheepshead. Cod contains 0.088mg of Vitamin B1, while Sheepshead contains 0.01mg.

Food types used in this article are Fish, cod, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Fish, sheepshead, cooked, dry heat.

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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.
Cod
1
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Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Calcium +164.3%
Contains more Iron +36.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +153.6%
Contains more Potassium +109.8%
Contains more Copper +238.9%
Contains more Selenium +36.4%
Equal in Sodium - 73
Equal in Zinc - 0.63
Equal in Manganese - 0.021
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 12% 26% 25% 150% 46% 10% 18% 41% 3% 280%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Calcium +164.3%
Contains more Iron +36.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +153.6%
Contains more Potassium +109.8%
Contains more Copper +238.9%
Contains more Selenium +36.4%
Equal in Sodium - 73
Equal in Zinc - 0.63
Equal in Manganese - 0.021

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +780%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.7%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119%
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 3% 12% 34% 53% 81% 13% 288% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +780%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.7%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cod
1
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Contains more Protein +14%
Contains more Fats +89.5%
Contains more Other +748.7%
Equal in Water - 69.04
23% 76%
Protein: 22.83 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 75.92 g
Other: 0.39 g
26% 69% 3%
Protein: 26.02 g
Fats: 1.63 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.04 g
Other: 3.31 g
Contains more Protein +14%
Contains more Fats +89.5%
Contains more Other +748.7%
Equal in Water - 69.04

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cod
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -53.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +182.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +30.8%
29% 21% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.168 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.124 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.292 g
33% 32% 35%
Saturated Fat: 0.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.35 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.382 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -53.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +182.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +30.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod Sheepshead Opinion
Protein 22.83g 26.02g Sheepshead
Fats 0.86g 1.63g Sheepshead
Calories 105kcal 126kcal Sheepshead
Calcium 14mg 37mg Sheepshead
Iron 0.49mg 0.67mg Sheepshead
Magnesium 42mg 35mg Cod
Phosphorus 138mg 350mg Sheepshead
Potassium 244mg 512mg Sheepshead
Sodium 78mg 73mg Sheepshead
Zinc 0.58mg 0.63mg Sheepshead
Copper 0.036mg 0.122mg Sheepshead
Manganese 0.02mg 0.021mg Sheepshead
Selenium 37.6µg 51.3µg Sheepshead
Vitamin A 47IU 115IU Sheepshead
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 35µg Sheepshead
Vitamin E 0.81mg Cod
Vitamin D 46IU Cod
Vitamin D 1.2µg Cod
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Cod
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.01mg Cod
Vitamin B2 0.079mg 0.05mg Cod
Vitamin B3 2.513mg 1.8mg Cod
Vitamin B5 0.18mg 0.87mg Sheepshead
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.35mg Sheepshead
Folate 8µg 17µg Sheepshead
Vitamin B12 1.05µg 2.3µg Sheepshead
Choline 83.7mg Cod
Vitamin K 0.1µg Cod
Tryptophan 0.256mg 0.291mg Sheepshead
Threonine 1.001mg 1.141mg Sheepshead
Isoleucine 1.052mg 1.199mg Sheepshead
Leucine 1.856mg 2.115mg Sheepshead
Lysine 2.097mg 2.39mg Sheepshead
Methionine 0.676mg 0.77mg Sheepshead
Phenylalanine 0.891mg 1.016mg Sheepshead
Valine 1.176mg 1.34mg Sheepshead
Histidine 0.672mg 0.766mg Sheepshead
Cholesterol 55mg 64mg Cod
Saturated Fat 0.168g 0.36g Cod
Omega-3 - DHA 0.154g 0.107g Cod
Omega-3 - EPA 0.004g 0.083g Sheepshead
Omega-3 - DPA 0.013g 0.04g Sheepshead
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124g 0.35g Sheepshead
Polyunsaturated fat 0.292g 0.382g Sheepshead

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cod Sheepshead
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
38%
Sheepshead
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Cod
61%
Sheepshead

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.192g)
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

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. Sheepshead - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175145/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.