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Skipjack tuna vs Cod - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Skipjack tuna and Cod

  • Skipjack tuna has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, and Zinc, however Cod is higher in Vitamin B5.
  • Cod covers your daily Vitamin B5 needs 3050% more than Skipjack tuna.
  • Cod contains 9 times less Vitamin B3 than Skipjack tuna. Skipjack tuna contains 18.756mg of Vitamin B3, while Cod contains 2.063mg.
  • Cod has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, cod, Atlantic, 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
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 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
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
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Cod
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31446.4%
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31446.4%
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.
Skipjack tuna Cod
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 Skipjack tuna Cod Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.21g 17.81g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 0.67g Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 132kcal 82kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 16mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1.6mg 0.38mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 32mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 285mg 203mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522mg 413mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 54mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 0.45mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.028mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60IU 40IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E mg 0.64mg Cod
Vitamin D IU 36IU Cod
Vitamin D µg 0.9µg Cod
Vitamin C 1mg 1mg
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.076mg Cod
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.065mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 2.063mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 153mg Cod
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.245mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 7µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 0.91µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Cod
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.199mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 0.781mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 0.821mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 1.447mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 1.635mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.527mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 0.695mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 0.917mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.524mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 43mg Cod
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.42g 0.131g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 0.094g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 0.231g Skipjack tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Skipjack tuna Cod
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
78
Skipjack tuna
790
Cod
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
24
Cod

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
107%
Cod
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Cod
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
3%
Cod

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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/nutrients
  2. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/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.