What is Stockfish?

Stockfish is salted and dried fish, usually cod.


What are the nutritional properties of dried cod?

100 g of dried cod bring about 290 calories and:

  • 16.4 g of water
  • 62,82 g of protein
  • 2.37 g of lipids, of which:  0.462 g of saturated fat,  0.342 g monounsaturated fat,  0.804 g of polyunsaturated fat (of which approximately 472.5 mg of omega 3 and omega 6 18 mg) and  152 mg of cholesterol
  • 7.5 mg of niacin
  • 3.5 mg of vitamin C
  • 2.84 mg of vitamin E
  • 0,864 mg of vitamin B6
  • 0.268 mg of thiamin
  • 0.240 mg of riboflavin
  • 140 IU of vitamin A
  • 161 IU of vitamin D
  • 25 micrograms of folate
  • 10 micrograms of vitamin B12
  • 0.4 micrograms of vitamin K
  • 7,027 mg sodium
  • 1,458 mg of potassium
  • 950 mg of phosphorus
  • 133 mg of magnesium
  • 160 mg of calcium
  • 2.50 mg of iron
  • 1.59 mg of zinc
  • 147.5 micrograms of selenium


When should you not eat dried cod?

No interactions known between the consumption of salted cod and the intake of drugs or other substances. If in doubt it is good to seek advice from your doctor.


Availability of dried cod

Dried cod is available on the market throughout the year .


Possible benefits and drawbacks of cod

The cod is a poor fish in saturated fat (a type of lipid whose daily intake should not exceed 10% of the calories introduced with food) and rich in Omega 3 (fat in support of healthy heart and arteries ). It is also a good source of high quality proteins, vitamins of the B group (important for the proper functioning of the organism), magnesium (mineral involved in numerous cellular reactions), potassium (that controls heart rate and pressure, protects the health cardiovascular), phosphorus (important both for the health of bones, teeth, muscles and the heart , for the proper functioning of the metabolism and for the transmission of nerve impulses) and selenium (which helps to defend the body from oxidative stress).


Unfortunately, however, the cod is rich in both cholesterol, and (above all) sodium, two nutrients whose excessive intake can impair cardiovascular health. In particular, adults in good health conditions should not take more than 300 mg of cholesterol a day and more than 2,000 mg per day of sodium.