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Fish sticks vs. Cod — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Fish sticks and Cod

  • Fish sticks have more Vitamin E , Phosphorus, and Manganese, however, Cod is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and Choline.
  • Fish sticks covers your daily need of Vitamin E 40% more than Cod.
  • Fish sticks have 22 times more Saturated Fat than Cod. While Fish sticks have 3.733g of Saturated Fat, Cod has only 0.168g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, fish sticks, frozen, prepared and Fish, cod, Atlantic, 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.
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains more Copper +63.9%
Contains more Manganese +810%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Zinc +38.1%
Contains more Selenium +139.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 32% 18% 82% 17% 53% 12% 20% 24% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 19% 30% 60% 22% 11% 16% 12% 3% 206%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.4%
Contains more Copper +63.9%
Contains more Manganese +810%
Contains more Magnesium +68%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Zinc +38.1%
Contains more Selenium +139.5%

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.
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Cod
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%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.05
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%
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%
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%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.05

Macronutrient Comparison

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

Fat Type Comparison

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

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fish sticks Cod
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 Fish sticks Cod Opinion
Net carbs 20.16g 0g Fish sticks
Protein 11.01g 22.83g Cod
Fats 16.23g 0.86g Fish sticks
Carbs 21.66g 0g Fish sticks
Calories 277kcal 105kcal Fish sticks
Starch 20.46g Fish sticks
Fructose 0.1g Fish sticks
Sugar 1.65g 0g Cod
Fiber 1.5g 0g Fish sticks
Calcium 16mg 14mg Fish sticks
Iron 0.84mg 0.49mg Fish sticks
Magnesium 25mg 42mg Cod
Phosphorus 191mg 138mg Fish sticks
Potassium 185mg 244mg Cod
Sodium 402mg 78mg Cod
Zinc 0.42mg 0.58mg Cod
Copper 0.059mg 0.036mg Fish sticks
Manganese 0.182mg 0.02mg Fish sticks
Selenium 15.7µg 37.6µg Cod
Vitamin A 18IU 47IU Cod
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 14µg Cod
Vitamin E 6.88mg 0.81mg Fish sticks
Vitamin D 1IU 46IU Cod
Vitamin D 0µg 1.2µg Cod
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Cod
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.088mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.079mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B3 1.536mg 2.513mg Cod
Vitamin B5 0.272mg 0.18mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.283mg Cod
Folate 24µg 8µg Fish sticks
Vitamin B12 0.96µg 1.05µg Cod
Choline 42.8mg 83.7mg Cod
Vitamin K 4.7µg 0.1µg Fish sticks
Tryptophan 0.122mg 0.256mg Cod
Threonine 0.372mg 1.001mg Cod
Isoleucine 0.429mg 1.052mg Cod
Leucine 0.852mg 1.856mg Cod
Lysine 0.795mg 2.097mg Cod
Methionine 0.296mg 0.676mg Cod
Phenylalanine 0.47mg 0.891mg Cod
Valine 0.5mg 1.176mg Cod
Histidine 0.23mg 0.672mg Cod
Cholesterol 28mg 55mg Fish sticks
Trans Fat 0.124g Cod
Saturated Fat 3.733g 0.168g Cod
Omega-3 - DHA 0.088g 0.154g Cod
Omega-3 - EPA 0.05g 0.004g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g 0.013g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 3.193g 0.124g Fish sticks
Polyunsaturated fat 7.824g 0.292g 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
Fish sticks Cod
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
33%
Fish sticks
31%
Cod
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Fish sticks
38%
Cod

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

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

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