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Is wild alaskan pacific cod (from Costco) a good regular choice for meals?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 16, 2011 at 7:46 AM

I am really enjoying these wild alaskan pacific frozen cod filets I got from costco. What is the omega-3 content in these like? Is this a good choice to eat for dinner 3-4 nights per week? Is this a very nutritious fish?

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on October 16, 2011
at 06:00 PM

sorry, the question was about cod not salmon :) i know salmon is top notch

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on October 16, 2011
at 01:19 PM

That's very helpful, thhq. When I want omega-3s, I think cold-water fatty fish, like salmon, trout, sardines, tuna, herring, to name a few.

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Cdee7454bccdc4ac14ec23b9657eb573

on October 16, 2011
at 10:37 AM

According to NutritionData (http://nutritiondata.self.com/) raw Pacific cod has 188 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per 3 ounces (85 g).

In case you worry about contamination with mercury or polychlorinated biphenyls, I've never seen a case of those in 30 years of medical practice. But do your own research. At the volumes of fish you mention, I don't worry about it myself.

NutritionData is a good source for nutrient content. I believe they use the USDA database, which you can also access online directly.

-Steve

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on October 16, 2011
at 04:54 PM

FYI, here is a great resource to find Seafood Recommendations for sustainability from The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program; http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_recommendations.aspx?c=ln

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on October 16, 2011
at 12:26 PM

Here's the USDA link:

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/cgi-bin/nut_search_new.pl

Cod is almost devoid of fat of any kind. 100g cooked cod contains 0.5g total fat, while the same portion of cooked chinook salmon contains 13g fat. When I eat cod - fresh or dried/rehydrated as lutefisk - I slather it with melted butter and black pepper. Otherwise it is pretty flavorless.

Cdee7454bccdc4ac14ec23b9657eb573

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on October 16, 2011
at 01:19 PM

That's very helpful, thhq. When I want omega-3s, I think cold-water fatty fish, like salmon, trout, sardines, tuna, herring, to name a few.

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on October 16, 2011
at 08:29 AM

Wild Alaskan Salmon is top notch. In season I BBQ one wild salmon a week and eat it for lunch 2-3 times that week as well.

What are in the Wild Salmon Filets from costco?

D92bcd58e84831c6e181ac2abfb3cfe8

on October 16, 2011
at 06:00 PM

sorry, the question was about cod not salmon :) i know salmon is top notch

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