Cod has a white, flaky flesh. It is rich and fatty, making it well suited for broiling and roasting. Once cooked, the flesh is firm, yet melts in your mouth due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids. Cod is an amazing source of vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorous and protein. It’s most notable health benefit is its positive effect on cardiovascular health by thinning blood, controlling blood pressure, and managing cholesterol levels.