Cod is a white fish with a slice of firm meat that swims in the cold Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It’s a go-to ingredient for fish and chips, fish tacos, and fish stews, among other dishes, thanks to its mild flavor and robust, flaky texture. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating 8 ounces (approximately two servings) of fish and seafood each week.
Cod is an excellent way to meet that goal. Cod lacks the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish like salmon and tuna as lean fish.