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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +12.5%
Contains more Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +45.1%
Contains more Copper +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +19.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.5%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Equal in Sodium - 1809
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 314% 12% 19% 16% 68% 275% 218%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 199% 9% 22% 12% 57% 169% 236%
Contains more Iron +12.5%
Contains more Calcium +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +45.1%
Contains more Copper +35.3%
Contains more Zinc +19.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.5%
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" 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 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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 57% 16% 18% 4% 54% 2% 25% 13% 188% 7% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 63% 0% 0% 10% 136% 14% 104% 29% 80% 0% 37%
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 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
39
Roquefort
Mineral Summary Score
118
American cheese
90
Roquefort

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
129%
Roquefort
Carbohydrates
4%
American cheese
2%
Roquefort
Fats
147%
American cheese
141%
Roquefort

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 Roquefort
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar 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

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.26g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient American cheese Roquefort Opinion
Calories 371 369 American cheese
Protein 18.13 21.54 Roquefort
Fats 31.79 30.64 American cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.7 2 American cheese
Cholesterol 100 90 Roquefort
Vitamin D 23 American cheese
Iron 0.63 0.56 American cheese
Calcium 1045 662 American cheese
Potassium 132 91 American cheese
Magnesium 26 30 Roquefort
Sugar 2.26 Roquefort
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.046 0.034 American cheese
Zinc 2.49 2.08 American cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 641 392 American cheese
Sodium 1671 1809 American cheese
Vitamin A 945 1047 Roquefort
Vitamin E 0.8 American cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 American cheese
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.04 Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.234 0.586 Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.076 0.734 Roquefort
Vitamin B5 0.403 1.731 Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.054 0.124 Roquefort
Vitamin B12 1.5 0.64 American cheese
Vitamin K 2.6 American cheese
Folate 8 49 Roquefort
Trans Fat 1.144 Roquefort
Saturated Fat 18.057 19.263 American cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 8.236 8.474 Roquefort
Polyunsaturated fat 1.286 1.32 Roquefort
Tryptophan 0.232 0.303 Roquefort
Threonine 0.772 0.965 Roquefort
Isoleucine 0.938 1.217 Roquefort
Leucine 1.716 2.114 Roquefort
Lysine 1.516 1.848 Roquefort
Methionine 0.475 0.558 Roquefort
Phenylalanine 0.939 1.023 Roquefort
Valine 1.187 1.614 Roquefort
Histidine 0.546 0.602 Roquefort
Fructose 0 American cheese

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. 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.