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American cheese vs Swiss cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between American cheese and Swiss cheese

  • American cheese has more Calcium, Phosphorus, and Iron, while Swiss cheese has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B2.
  • Swiss cheese covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 65% more than American cheese.
  • American cheese contains 9 times more Sodium than Swiss cheese. While American cheese contains 1671mg of Sodium, Swiss cheese contains only 187mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cheese, pasteurized process, American, without added vitamin D and Cheese, swiss.

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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 Iron +384.6%
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Potassium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.7%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains more Zinc +75.5%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.047
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 314% 12% 19% 16% 68% 275% 218%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 267% 7% 24% 16% 120% 246% 25%
Contains more Iron +384.6%
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Potassium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.7%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains more Zinc +75.5%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.047

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 E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +104%
Contains more Folate +25%
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% 12% 0% 3% 70% 2% 22% 17% 383% 4% 8%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +104%
Contains more Folate +25%

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
48
Swiss cheese
Mineral Summary Score
118
American cheese
88
Swiss 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
162%
Swiss cheese
Carbohydrates
4%
American cheese
1%
Swiss cheese
Fats
147%
American cheese
143%
Swiss cheese

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 Swiss cheese
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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American cheese Swiss cheese
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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 1484mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
American cheese
American cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.17g)
Which food is cheaper?
American cheese
American cheese is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient American cheese Swiss cheese Opinion
Calories 371 393 Swiss cheese
Protein 18.13 26.96 Swiss cheese
Fats 31.79 30.99 American cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.7 1.44 American cheese
Cholesterol 100 93 Swiss cheese
Vitamin D 23 0 American cheese
Iron 0.63 0.13 American cheese
Calcium 1045 890 American cheese
Potassium 132 72 American cheese
Magnesium 26 33 Swiss cheese
Sugar 2.26 0 Swiss cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.046 0.047 Swiss cheese
Zinc 2.49 4.37 Swiss cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 641 574 American cheese
Sodium 1671 187 Swiss cheese
Vitamin A 945 1047 Swiss cheese
Vitamin E 0.8 0.6 American cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 0 American cheese
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.011 American cheese
Vitamin B2 0.234 0.302 Swiss cheese
Vitamin B3 0.076 0.064 American cheese
Vitamin B5 0.403 0.353 American cheese
Vitamin B6 0.054 0.071 Swiss cheese
Vitamin B12 1.5 3.06 Swiss cheese
Vitamin K 2.6 1.4 American cheese
Folate 8 10 Swiss cheese
Trans Fat 1.144 0.987 Swiss cheese
Saturated Fat 18.057 18.227 American cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 8.236 8.046 American cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.286 1.341 Swiss cheese
Tryptophan 0.232 0.401 Swiss cheese
Threonine 0.772 1.038 Swiss cheese
Isoleucine 0.938 1.537 Swiss cheese
Leucine 1.716 2.959 Swiss cheese
Lysine 1.516 2.585 Swiss cheese
Methionine 0.475 0.784 Swiss cheese
Phenylalanine 0.939 1.662 Swiss cheese
Valine 1.187 2.139 Swiss cheese
Histidine 0.546 1.065 Swiss cheese
Fructose 0 0

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. Swiss cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171251/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.