Health Benefits of Cod

Nutritional Information

Cod is an excellent (and low calorie) source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Eating cod fish is also an effective way to get selenium, phosphrus, potassium and vitamins such as vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D.

Cod fish is an excellent choice for people who want to get more fish into their diet, but do not like the taste of seafood or more the more traditional ‘fishy taste’. The thick and flakey flesh of cod is an easily absorbable protein source with very little carbohydrates or fat.

Fish such as Cod has been proven to help maintain a healthy heart – people who eat fish (and omega-3 fatty acids) have a much lower risk of heart disease and heart attack than people that do not eat fish. Cod is especially good for maintaining a healthy heart as it is rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids.

What’s in Cod Fish?

The information below provides an overview of what is in a 55g serving of codfish and also provides the % of the recommended daily amount it provides.

Serving Size 55 g (total calories 58 | fat calories 4)

% daily value*

  • total fat 464 mg | 1%
  • saturated fat 80 mg | 0%
  • trans fat | 0%
  • cholesterol 29 mg | 10%
  • sodium 71 mg | 3%
  • total carbohydrates 0 g | 0%
  • dietary fiber 0 g | 0%
  • sugar 0 g | 0%
  • protein 13 g | 25%
  • vitamin A 0% | vitamin C 2%
  • calcium 1% | iron 1%
  • vitamin D 12% | vitamin E 2%
  • thiamin 2% | riboflavin 2%
  • niacin 7% | vitamin B6 9%
  • vitamin B12 10% | folic acid 0%
  • phosphorus 11% | magnesium 5%
  • zinc 2% |

*percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
(averaged over different types of cod)