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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" charts 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 Manganese +105%
Contains more Selenium +39.3%
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 Manganese Selenium 314% 24% 19% 275% 12% 218% 68% 16% 6% 111%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 320% 29% 30% 326% 8% 187% 71% 10% 3% 80%
Contains more Potassium +53.5%
Contains more Copper +53.3%
Contains more Manganese +105%
Contains more Selenium +39.3%
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" charts 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 Choline +135.1%
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 Choline Vitamin K 57% 16% 18% 0% 4% 54% 2% 25% 13% 6% 188% 20% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 25% 5% 15% 0% 10% 86% 2% 26% 20% 6% 140% 9% 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 Choline +135.1%
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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +18%
Contains more Water +28.1%
Contains more Protein +75.4%
Equal in Carbs - 3.63
Equal in Other - 6.72
18% 32% 4% 40% 7%
Protein: 18.13 g
Fats: 31.79 g
Carbs: 3.7 g
Water: 39.61 g
Other: 6.77 g
32% 27% 4% 31% 7%
Protein: 31.8 g
Fats: 26.94 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 30.91 g
Other: 6.72 g
Contains more Fats +18%
Contains more Water +28.1%
Contains more Protein +75.4%
Equal in Carbs - 3.63
Equal in Other - 6.72

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +116.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 17.115
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 7.838
65% 30% 5%
Saturated Fat: 18.057 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.236 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.286 g
67% 31% 2%
Saturated Fat: 17.115 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.838 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.593 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +116.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 17.115
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 7.838

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Sugar 2.26g 0.73g Romano cheese
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
Manganese 0.041mg 0.02mg American cheese
Selenium 20.2µg 14.5µg American cheese
Vitamin A 945IU 415IU American cheese
Vitamin A RAE 250µg 96µg 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 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
Choline 36.2mg 15.4mg 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 Romano cheese
Saturated Fat 18.057g 17.115g Romano cheese
Omega-3 - DHA 0.006g 0g American cheese
Omega-3 - EPA 0.012g 0g American cheese
Omega-3 - DPA 0.021g 0g American cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 8.236g 7.838g American cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.286g 0.593g American cheese
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.009g American cheese
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.79g American cheese
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g American cheese
Omega-3 - ALA 0.137g American cheese
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g American cheese
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.033g American cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
31%
American cheese
27%
Romano cheese
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
106%
American cheese
106%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.

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