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American cheese vs. Roquefort — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between American cheese and Roquefort

  • American cheese has more Calcium, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Selenium, however, Roquefort has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Folate, and Vitamin B6.
  • American cheese's daily need coverage for Calcium is 38% more.
  • American cheese has 2 times more Vitamin B12 than Roquefort. American cheese has 1.5µg of Vitamin B12, while Roquefort has 0.64µg.
  • American cheese is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cheese, pasteurized process, American, without added vitamin D and Cheese, roquefort.

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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 Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Iron +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.5%
Contains more Potassium +45.1%
Contains more Zinc +19.7%
Contains more Copper +35.3%
Contains more Manganese +36.7%
Contains more Selenium +39.3%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Equal in Sodium - 1809
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 199% 22% 22% 169% 9% 236% 57% 12% 4% 80%
Contains more Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Iron +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.5%
Contains more Potassium +45.1%
Contains more Zinc +19.7%
Contains more Copper +35.3%
Contains more Manganese +36.7%
Contains more Selenium +39.3%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Equal in Sodium - 1809

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 B12 +134.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +865.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +329.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129.6%
Contains more Folate +512.5%
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 63% 0% 0% 0% 10% 136% 14% 104% 29% 37% 80% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +134.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +865.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +329.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129.6%
Contains more Folate +512.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +85%
Contains more Protein +18.8%
Equal in Fats - 30.64
Equal in Water - 39.38
Equal in Other - 6.44
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
22% 31% 2% 39% 6%
Protein: 21.54 g
Fats: 30.64 g
Carbs: 2 g
Water: 39.38 g
Other: 6.44 g
Contains more Carbs +85%
Contains more Protein +18.8%
Equal in Fats - 30.64
Equal in Water - 39.38
Equal in Other - 6.44

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Equal in Saturated Fat - 19.263
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.474
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.32
65% 30% 5%
Saturated Fat: 18.057 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.236 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.286 g
66% 29% 5%
Saturated Fat: 19.263 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.474 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.32 g
Equal in Saturated Fat - 19.263
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.474
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.32

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 Roquefort
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient American cheese Roquefort Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 2g American cheese
Protein 18.13g 21.54g Roquefort
Fats 31.79g 30.64g American cheese
Carbs 3.7g 2g American cheese
Calories 371kcal 369kcal American cheese
Sugar 2.26g Roquefort
Calcium 1045mg 662mg American cheese
Iron 0.63mg 0.56mg American cheese
Magnesium 26mg 30mg Roquefort
Phosphorus 641mg 392mg American cheese
Potassium 132mg 91mg American cheese
Sodium 1671mg 1809mg American cheese
Zinc 2.49mg 2.08mg American cheese
Copper 0.046mg 0.034mg American cheese
Manganese 0.041mg 0.03mg American cheese
Selenium 20.2µg 14.5µg American cheese
Vitamin A 945IU 1047IU Roquefort
Vitamin A RAE 250µg 294µg Roquefort
Vitamin E 0.8mg American cheese
Vitamin D 23IU American cheese
Vitamin D 0.6µg American cheese
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.04mg Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.234mg 0.586mg Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.076mg 0.734mg Roquefort
Vitamin B5 0.403mg 1.731mg Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.054mg 0.124mg Roquefort
Folate 8µg 49µg Roquefort
Vitamin B12 1.5µg 0.64µg American cheese
Choline 36.2mg American cheese
Vitamin K 2.6µg American cheese
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.303mg Roquefort
Threonine 0.772mg 0.965mg Roquefort
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.217mg Roquefort
Leucine 1.716mg 2.114mg Roquefort
Lysine 1.516mg 1.848mg Roquefort
Methionine 0.475mg 0.558mg Roquefort
Phenylalanine 0.939mg 1.023mg Roquefort
Valine 1.187mg 1.614mg Roquefort
Histidine 0.546mg 0.602mg Roquefort
Cholesterol 100mg 90mg Roquefort
Trans Fat 1.144g Roquefort
Saturated Fat 18.057g 19.263g American cheese
Omega-3 - DHA 0.006g American cheese
Omega-3 - EPA 0.012g American cheese
Omega-3 - DPA 0.021g American cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 8.236g 8.474g Roquefort
Polyunsaturated fat 1.286g 1.32g Roquefort
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 Roquefort
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
36%
Roquefort
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
106%
American cheese
80%
Roquefort

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.26g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
American cheese
American cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 138mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
American cheese
American cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.206g)
Which food is cheaper?
American cheese
American cheese is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
American cheese
American cheese is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
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. Roquefort - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171250/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.