Cod is a mild-flavored fish with a flaky white flesh and is available throughout the year. Its mild flavor has made it a favorite among the other fish in American cuisine. Cod is the name of the Gadus genus of fish that feed on or near the bottom of seas or lakes. The most common species of cod are Atlantic cod and Pacific cod. Atlantic cod lives in the colder waters and deeper sea regions throughout the North Atlantic, whereas Pacific cod is found in both the Eastern and Western regions of the North Pacific. But, is cod healthy?

Cod is very healthy and so is cod liver oil. Cod livers are processed to make a highly nutritional supplement known as cod liver oil. It has a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E. Cod is a good alternative to meat and is packed with healthy proteins. Pacific cod is lower in calories compared to Atlantic cod. Pacific cod has 82 calories per 100 grams while Atlantic cod contains 105 calories. The Pacific cod fish protein content is 18 grams, while Atlantic cod fish has 23 grams for a 100-gram serving.

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