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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Iron +384.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.7%
Contains more Potassium +83.3%
Contains more Manganese +57.7%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Contains more Zinc +75.5%
Contains more Selenium +48.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.047
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 267% 5% 24% 246% 7% 25% 120% 16% 4% 164%
Contains more Calcium +17.4%
Contains more Iron +384.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.7%
Contains more Potassium +83.3%
Contains more Manganese +57.7%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Contains more Zinc +75.5%
Contains more Selenium +48.5%
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" 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 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 Choline +133.5%
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 Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +104%
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% 12% 0% 0% 3% 70% 2% 22% 17% 8% 383% 9% 4%
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 Choline +133.5%
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 Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +104%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +156.9%
Contains more Other +127.2%
Contains more Protein +48.7%
Equal in Fats - 30.99
Equal in Water - 37.63
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
27% 31% 38% 3%
Protein: 26.96 g
Fats: 30.99 g
Carbs: 1.44 g
Water: 37.63 g
Other: 2.98 g
Contains more Carbs +156.9%
Contains more Other +127.2%
Contains more Protein +48.7%
Equal in Fats - 30.99
Equal in Water - 37.63

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Equal in Saturated Fat - 18.227
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.046
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.341
65% 30% 5%
Saturated Fat: 18.057 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.236 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.286 g
66% 29% 5%
Saturated Fat: 18.227 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.046 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.341 g
Equal in Saturated Fat - 18.227
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.046
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.341

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 Swiss cheese
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Swiss cheese Opinion
Net carbs 3.7g 1.44g American cheese
Protein 18.13g 26.96g Swiss cheese
Fats 31.79g 30.99g American cheese
Carbs 3.7g 1.44g American cheese
Calories 371kcal 393kcal Swiss cheese
Sugar 2.26g 0g Swiss cheese
Calcium 1045mg 890mg American cheese
Iron 0.63mg 0.13mg American cheese
Magnesium 26mg 33mg Swiss cheese
Phosphorus 641mg 574mg American cheese
Potassium 132mg 72mg American cheese
Sodium 1671mg 187mg Swiss cheese
Zinc 2.49mg 4.37mg Swiss cheese
Copper 0.046mg 0.047mg Swiss cheese
Manganese 0.041mg 0.026mg American cheese
Selenium 20.2µg 30µg Swiss cheese
Vitamin A 945IU 1047IU Swiss cheese
Vitamin A RAE 250µg 288µg Swiss cheese
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0.6mg American cheese
Vitamin D 23IU 0IU American cheese
Vitamin D 0.6µg 0µg American cheese
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.011mg American cheese
Vitamin B2 0.234mg 0.302mg Swiss cheese
Vitamin B3 0.076mg 0.064mg American cheese
Vitamin B5 0.403mg 0.353mg American cheese
Vitamin B6 0.054mg 0.071mg Swiss cheese
Folate 8µg 10µg Swiss cheese
Vitamin B12 1.5µg 3.06µg Swiss cheese
Choline 36.2mg 15.5mg American cheese
Vitamin K 2.6µg 1.4µg American cheese
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.401mg Swiss cheese
Threonine 0.772mg 1.038mg Swiss cheese
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.537mg Swiss cheese
Leucine 1.716mg 2.959mg Swiss cheese
Lysine 1.516mg 2.585mg Swiss cheese
Methionine 0.475mg 0.784mg Swiss cheese
Phenylalanine 0.939mg 1.662mg Swiss cheese
Valine 1.187mg 2.139mg Swiss cheese
Histidine 0.546mg 1.065mg Swiss cheese
Cholesterol 100mg 93mg Swiss cheese
Trans Fat 1.144g 0.987g Swiss cheese
Saturated Fat 18.057g 18.227g American cheese
Omega-3 - DHA 0.006g 0g American cheese
Omega-3 - EPA 0.012g 0g American cheese
Omega-3 - DPA 0.021g 0.018g American cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 8.236g 8.046g American cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.286g 1.341g Swiss cheese
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.009g 0.007g American cheese
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.79g 0.734g American cheese
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g 0.002g Swiss cheese
Omega-3 - ALA 0.137g 0.125g American cheese
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g 0.003g Swiss cheese
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.033g 0.032g American cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
American cheese Swiss 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
45%
Swiss cheese
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
106%
American cheese
87%
Swiss cheese

Comparison summary

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 Cholesterol?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
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.

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. 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.

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