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Cod: a very complete and nutritious food

It is one of the most consumed white fish in Europe.

Cod is a soft fish with lean meat, tasty and highly recommended in all types of diets thanks to its high nutritional value. It is a very versatile food that allows you to prepare a variety of delicious recipes. Nutritionally, cod has a low fat content and its calories are low. Instead, its meat provides a large amount of protein of high biological value. In addition to calcium, potassium and phosphorus. In fact, a kilo of cod provides the same nutrients as more than three kilos of another variety of fish.

El Mermaid cod It is the most appreciated species (Gadus morhua) for its excellent flavor and delicate texture. It comes from the waters of Iceland and the Faroe Islands and has been fished in compliance with the standards of MSC sustainability. In addition, it is very practical since the product comes perfectly clean and filleted, and its vacuum packaging makes it easy to defrost quickly and easily by simply immersing it in cold water. La Sirena cod loins are perfect for grilling, baking, in sauce or confit. In a very short time you will be able to prepare a healthy and scrumptious dish.

cod source of health

It is key in its high nutritional value, the content of cod in selenium; since it is not a very frequent mineral in other foods. Selenium protects cells against the action of harmful agents. On the other hand, the little fat that cod contains is made up entirely of Omega 3 fatty acids, essential for keeping the heart healthy and reducing levels of harmful cholesterol. A serving of 200 grams of cod provides 80% of the recommended daily amount.

Cod also provides vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B9, essential in the formation of red blood cells and for the proper functioning of the nervous system. And vitamin D, which favors the immune system; vitamin E, which is an antioxidant; and vitamin A, which helps keep teeth, soft tissues, and bones healthy.

Recipes with cod loins:

-Cod Portuguese: a very popular preparation in our neighboring country that consists of cooking cod loins in the oven accompanied by onion, potatoes and black olives.

– Garlic cod loins: cooked over medium-low heat in a pan with a generous amount of oil and several sliced ​​garlic cloves. When the garlic is golden, add the vinegar and serve the cod with the fried garlic and chopped parsley.

-Galician style cod: It consists of cooking cod fillets and accompanying them with a bed of boiled potatoes seasoned with sweet paprika and olive oil.

-Cod confit loins: It consists of submerging the fish fillets in extra virgin olive oil, mild variety (maximum 0,4° acidity) and cooking it at a low temperature, between 60ºC and 90ºC until done. This technique makes the cod very tender and juicy.

-Baked cod fillets with peppers: prepare a bed in the oven tray based on onion, dried garlic and red and green peppers watered with white wine, which will serve as a delicious garnish, on which the fish fillets will be cooked.