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American cheese vs Romano cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between American cheese and Romano cheese

  • American cheese has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, and Selenium, while Romano cheese has more Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2.
  • American cheese's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 17% higher.
  • Romano cheese contains 3 times less Vitamin E than American cheese. American cheese contains 0.8mg of Vitamin E , while Romano cheese contains 0.23mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Romano cheese is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Cheese, pasteurized process, American, without added vitamin D and Cheese, romano.

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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
Contains more Potassium +53.5%
Contains more Copper +53.3%
Contains more Iron +22.2%
Contains more Magnesium +57.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.6%
Contains less Sodium -14.2%
Equal in Calcium - 1064
Equal in Zinc - 2.58
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 314% 24% 19% 275% 12% 218% 68% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 320% 29% 30% 326% 8% 187% 71% 10%
Contains more Potassium +53.5%
Contains more Copper +53.3%
Contains more Iron +22.2%
Contains more Magnesium +57.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.6%
Contains less Sodium -14.2%
Equal in Calcium - 1064
Equal in Zinc - 2.58

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.077
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.424
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 57% 16% 18% 0% 4% 54% 2% 25% 13% 6% 188% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 25% 5% 15% 0% 10% 86% 2% 26% 20% 6% 140% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.077
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.424

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
American cheese Romano cheese
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient American cheese Romano cheese Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 3.63g American cheese
Protein 18.13g 31.8g Romano cheese
Fats 31.79g 26.94g American cheese
Carbs 3.7g 3.63g American cheese
Calories 371kcal 387kcal Romano cheese
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g American cheese
Sugar 2.26g 0.73g Romano cheese
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 1045mg 1064mg Romano cheese
Iron 0.63mg 0.77mg Romano cheese
Magnesium 26mg 41mg Romano cheese
Phosphorus 641mg 760mg Romano cheese
Potassium 132mg 86mg American cheese
Sodium 1671mg 1433mg Romano cheese
Zinc 2.49mg 2.58mg Romano cheese
Copper 0.046mg 0.03mg American cheese
Vitamin A 945IU 415IU American cheese
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0.23mg American cheese
Vitamin D 23IU 20IU American cheese
Vitamin D 0.6µg 0.5µg American cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.037mg Romano cheese
Vitamin B2 0.234mg 0.37mg Romano cheese
Vitamin B3 0.076mg 0.077mg Romano cheese
Vitamin B5 0.403mg 0.424mg Romano cheese
Vitamin B6 0.054mg 0.085mg Romano cheese
Folate 8µg 7µg American cheese
Vitamin B12 1.5µg 1.12µg American cheese
Vitamin K 2.6µg 2.2µg American cheese
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.429mg Romano cheese
Threonine 0.772mg 1.171mg Romano cheese
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.685mg Romano cheese
Leucine 1.716mg 3.071mg Romano cheese
Lysine 1.516mg 2.941mg Romano cheese
Methionine 0.475mg 0.852mg Romano cheese
Phenylalanine 0.939mg 1.71mg Romano cheese
Valine 1.187mg 2.183mg Romano cheese
Histidine 0.546mg 1.231mg Romano cheese
Cholesterol 100mg 104mg American cheese
Trans Fat 1.144g g Romano cheese
Saturated Fat 18.057g 17.115g Romano cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 8.236g 7.838g American cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.286g 0.593g American cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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American cheese Romano cheese
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
32
American cheese
28
Romano cheese
Mineral Summary Score
118
American cheese
122
Romano cheese

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 food.
Protein
109%
American cheese
191%
Romano cheese
Carbohydrates
4%
American cheese
4%
Romano cheese
Fats
147%
American cheese
124%
Romano cheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Romano cheese
Romano cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.53g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Romano cheese
Romano cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 238mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Romano cheese
Romano cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.942g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
American cheese
American cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
American cheese
American cheese is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. American cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171290/nutrients
  2. Romano cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171249/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.