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Cod vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cod and Skipjack tuna

  • Cod has more Vitamin B5, however Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Cod covers your daily Vitamin B5 needs 3050% more than Skipjack tuna.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, cod, Atlantic, raw and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Iron +321.1%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +26.4%
Contains less Sodium -13%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +292.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +131.3%
Contains more Iron +321.1%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +26.4%
Contains less Sodium -13%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +292.9%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31446.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +809.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300.4%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +140.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 13% 27% 4% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 6% 114% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31446.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +809.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300.4%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +140.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1

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 Skipjack tuna
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.81g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 0.67g 1.29g Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 82kcal 132kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 0.38mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 32mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 203mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 413mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 54mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.45mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.028mg 0.11mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 40IU 60IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E 0.64mg mg Cod
Vitamin D 36IU IU Cod
Vitamin D 0.9µg µg Cod
Vitamin C 1mg 1mg
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.038mg Cod
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.122mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 2.063mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 153mg 0.485mg Cod
Vitamin B6 0.245mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 7µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 2.19µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Cod
Tryptophan 0.199mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 0.781mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 0.821mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.447mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.635mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.527mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.695mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 0.917mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.524mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 43mg 60mg Cod
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.131g 0.42g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.094g 0.243g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.231g 0.403g Skipjack tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod Skipjack tuna
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
24
Cod
43
Skipjack tuna

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
3%
Cod
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.289g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $6.7)
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

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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.