Cod is a popular food fish with a mild flavour, low fat content and a dense white flesh that flakes easily. Cod livers are processed to make cod liver oil, an important source of Vitamin A, Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). Larger cod caught during spawning are sometimes called skrei. Young Atlantic cod or haddock prepared in strips for cooking is called scrod.

Atlantic cod

Cod is moist and flaky when cooked and is white in colour. In the United Kingdom, Atlantic cod is one of the most common kinds of fish to be found in fish and chips, along with haddock and plaice. It is also well known for being largely consumed in Portugal and the Basque Country, where it is considered a treasure of the nation's cuisine.

Cod are currently at risk from overfishing.

How much does one cup of cod weigh?

Estimated US cup to weight equivalents:

Ingredient US Cups Grams Ounces
Cod flesh only - flaked
200 grams 7 ounces

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Seasonal Information: Cod

This information is specifically for countries in the northern temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere; particularly the United Kingdom, however it should be applicable for northern USA, northern Europe, Canada, Russia, etc.

Cod is at its best and in season during the following months: March, April, May, June, July, August & September.

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