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Atlantic Cod

Also known as: Scrod Cod

Fished for centuries off the rugged coastlines of Newfoundland and Labrador, this fish has not only sustained communities but has also woven itself into the cultural fabric of our eastern shores. Recognizable by its speckled, olive-green to brownish-grey appearance, the Atlantic cod is a true icon of our waters.

A bite into a piece of cod is a singular experience. Its lean, white flesh boasts a mild and slightly sweet taste, making it a favourite for many dishes. Particularly popular is baked cod — seasoned simply and cooked to perfection, it captures the essence of Atlantic flavours in every bite. It’s also a top choice for fish and chips and other deep-fried fish recipes.

FYI: Atlantic cod under 2.5 pounds are often referred to as 'scrod.'

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Health Benefits of Atlantic Cod

  • Bone & Dental Health: Cod is a source of vitamin D and phosphorus, which are vital for the formation and maintenance of strong bones and teeth, and enhancng calcium and phosphorus absorption.
  • Brain & Metabolic Functions: As a good source of choline and B vitamins, cod may support early brain development, energy metabolism, and red blood cell formation. Choline, in particular, is essential for the production of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter for memory, mood, muscle control, and other brain and nervous system functions
  • Immunity & Antioxidant Benefits: As an excellent source of selenium and a source of zinc, cod may aid in muscle function, tissue formation, and bone development while boosting the immune system. As a source of Vitamin E, Cod also may offer antioxidant properties that protect the fat in body tissues.

(Health Benefits based on Scrod Cod (per 100g cooked))


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