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Cottage cheese vs Cream cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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 Copper +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.6%
Contains more Iron +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +16.9%
Contains more Potassium +26.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains less Sodium -13.7%
Contains more Copper +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.6%
Contains more Iron +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +16.9%
Contains more Potassium +26.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains less Sodium -13.7%

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +95.5%
Contains more Folate, total +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +693.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +975%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.091
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.517
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +95.5%
Contains more Folate, total +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +693.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +975%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.091
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.517

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
8
Cottage cheese
14
Cream cheese
Mineral Summary Score
18
Cottage cheese
17
Cream 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 the food
Protein
67%
Cottage cheese
37%
Cream cheese
Carbohydrates
3%
Cottage cheese
6%
Cream cheese
Fats
20%
Cottage cheese
159%
Cream cheese

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cottage cheese Cream cheese
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Cottage cheese Cream cheese
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 contains less Sodium?
Cream cheese
Cream cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 84mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese contains less Sugars (difference - 1.09g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.495g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is cheaper (difference - $1)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cottage cheese Cream cheese Opinion
Calories 98 350 Cream cheese
Protein 11.12 6.15 Cottage cheese
Fats 4.3 34.44 Cream cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.38 5.52 Cream cheese
Cholesterol 17 101 Cottage cheese
Vitamin D 3 0 Cottage cheese
Iron 0.07 0.11 Cream cheese
Calcium 83 97 Cream cheese
Potassium 104 132 Cream cheese
Magnesium 8 9 Cream cheese
Sugars 2.67 3.76 Cream cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.029 0.018 Cottage cheese
Zinc 0.4 0.5 Cream cheese
Starch 0.35 Cream cheese
Phosphorus 159 107 Cottage cheese
Sodium 364 314 Cream cheese
Vitamin A 140 1111 Cream cheese
Vitamin E 0.08 0.86 Cream cheese
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Cottage cheese
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.023 Cottage cheese
Vitamin B2 0.163 0.23 Cream cheese
Vitamin B3 0.099 0.091 Cottage cheese
Vitamin B5 0.557 0.517 Cottage cheese
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.056 Cream cheese
Vitamin B12 0.43 0.22 Cottage cheese
Vitamin K 0 2.1 Cream cheese
Folate, total 12 9 Cottage cheese
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.718 20.213 Cottage cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 0.778 8.907 Cream cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.123 1.483 Cream cheese
Tryptophan 0.147 0.069 Cottage cheese
Threonine 0.5 0.233 Cottage cheese
Isoleucine 0.591 0.324 Cottage cheese
Leucine 1.116 0.657 Cottage cheese
Lysine 0.934 0.567 Cottage cheese
Methionine 0.269 0.191 Cottage cheese
Phenylalanine 0.577 0.291 Cottage cheese
Valine 0.748 0.395 Cottage cheese
Histidine 0.326 0.175 Cottage 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cottage cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172179/nutrients
  2. Cream cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173418/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.