Benefits of Cod Fish
Our latest menu features a Fish Taco Bowl, which includes Atlantic cod as an ingredient. Cod is a mild-flavored fish that’s great in all sorts of recipes and also offers an array of health benefits:
▶ Protein - High in lean protein at around 20g per 3oz serving, cod packs the protein without the calories. That same serving is only around 85 calories.
▶ Choline - A nutrient that doesn’t get the spotlight much, choline is a compound that’s used for liver function, brain development, and muscle function. Good news - a 3oz serving of cod contains over half of your daily recommended value of choline.
▶ Low in Mercury - Fish sometimes get villainized in diets due to mercury content, but cod is lower on the ocean’s food chain, making it relatively safe and lower in mercury than lots of other popular fish like tuna and halibut.
▶ B Vitamins - You can get 30% of your daily recommended value of vitamin B12 from a 3oz serving of cod. It’s also a good source of B6 and niacin. Combined, these vitamins help metabolize nutrients, release energy from food, and keep red blood cells and DNA healthy.
▶ Phosphorus - The B vitamins in cod team up with phosphorus to help keep bones and teeth strong, yielding 20% of your daily phosphorus needs per serving.
▶ Selenium - You’ll get 40% of your daily selenium from 3oz of cod. Your body uses this to generate and maintain healthy DNA.
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