The codfish, also called cod, have been an important source of food for humans for hundreds of years. This robust fish eats almost any sea life and can grow to a huge size. More facts about codfish are listed below


Cod Facts for Kids


  • The cod inhabits the cold waters of the oceans in the Northern regions and have a natural anti-freeze mechanism to maintain its body temperature in this extremely cold environment.


  • People have hunted this marine fish since the beginning of mankind and today cod comprises of 10% of the globe’s fishing industry. However, in the last few years the cods have become endangered due to overfishing.


  • Cods have very pointed teeth which allow them to eat almost any type of fish or shellfish, as well as worms.


  • They live up to 15 years and can weigh between 150 to 200 pounds and after 3 years of age they can already weigh 5 pounds.


  • The age of a cod can be determined by paired, white ‘earstones’ found in the skull, which show the cod’s age through growth rings.


Nutritional facts for Codfish: The fish are known to have significant health benefits. One serving of codfish contains 13 grams of protein with only 4 calories derived from fat, with a total of 58 calories. They also contain Vitamins C, D, B6 and B12.

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