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Cheese vs Parmigiano-Reggiano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano contains less Sugars (difference - 0.48g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.55g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cheese
Cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 876mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cheese
Cheese is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
23
Cheese
23
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Mineral Summary Score
67
Cheese
114
Parmigiano-Reggiano

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Cheese
1
:
Contains less Sodium -57.3%
Contains more Iron +542.9%
Contains more Calcium +56.2%
Contains more Potassium +64.5%
Contains more Magnesium +40.7%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.2%
Equal in Zinc - 3.87
Contains less Sodium -57.3%
Contains more Iron +542.9%
Contains more Calcium +56.2%
Contains more Potassium +64.5%
Contains more Magnesium +40.7%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.2%
Equal in Zinc - 3.87

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Cheese
6
:
Contains more Vitamin D +60%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.029
Contains more Vitamin D +60%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.029

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
137%
Cheese
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fats
154%
Cheese
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano Opinion
Calories 404 265 Cheese
Protein 22.87 20 Cheese
Fats 33.31 20 Cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.09 1.37 Cheese
Cholesterol 99 88 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 24 15 Cheese
Iron 0.14 0.9 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calcium 710 1109 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 76 125 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 27 38 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sugars 0.48 0 Cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.238 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Zinc 3.64 3.87 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Starch
Phosphorus 455 729 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 653 1529 Cheese
Vitamin A 1242 605 Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71 0.17 Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 0.4 Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.029 0.029
Vitamin B2 0.428 0.486 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.059 0.114 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B5 0.41 0.325 Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.049 Cheese
Vitamin B12 1.1 2.26 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 2.4 1.7 Cheese
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.917 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Saturated Fat 18.867 13.317 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246 6.098 Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421 0.462 Cheese
Tryptophan 0.547 0.24 Cheese
Threonine 1.044 1.519 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 1.206 1.2 Cheese
Leucine 1.939 2.983 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 1.025 2.459 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.547 0.369 Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.074 1.604 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 1.404 1.498 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.547 0.752 Parmigiano-Reggiano
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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