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Cottage cheese vs. Edam — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cottage cheese and Edam

  • The amount of Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, and Selenium in Edam is higher than in Cottage cheese.
  • Edam covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 79% more than Cottage cheese.
  • Cottage cheese contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cheese, cottage, creamed, large or small curd and Cheese, edam.

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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 less Sodium -55.2%
Contains more Calcium +780.7%
Contains more Iron +528.6%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.1%
Contains more Potassium +80.8%
Contains more Zinc +837.5%
Contains more Copper +24.1%
Contains more Manganese +450%
Contains more Selenium +49.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 25% 3% 6% 69% 10% 48% 11% 10% 1% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 220% 17% 22% 230% 17% 106% 103% 12% 2% 80%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Contains more Calcium +780.7%
Contains more Iron +528.6%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.1%
Contains more Potassium +80.8%
Contains more Zinc +837.5%
Contains more Copper +24.1%
Contains more Manganese +450%
Contains more Selenium +49.5%

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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Edam
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.2%
Contains more Choline +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +489.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.2%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +258.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 2% 3% 0% 7% 38% 2% 34% 11% 9% 54% 11% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 50% 5% 15% 0% 10% 90% 2% 17% 18% 12% 193% 9% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.2%
Contains more Choline +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +489.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.2%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +258.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +136.4%
Contains more Water +92%
Contains more Protein +124.7%
Contains more Fats +546.5%
Contains more Other +199.3%
11% 4% 3% 80%
Protein: 11.12 g
Fats: 4.3 g
Carbs: 3.38 g
Water: 79.79 g
Other: 1.41 g
25% 28% 42% 4%
Protein: 24.99 g
Fats: 27.8 g
Carbs: 1.43 g
Water: 41.56 g
Other: 4.22 g
Contains more Carbs +136.4%
Contains more Water +92%
Contains more Protein +124.7%
Contains more Fats +546.5%
Contains more Other +199.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +944.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +440.7%
66% 30% 5%
Saturated Fat: 1.718 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.778 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.123 g
67% 31% 3%
Saturated Fat: 17.572 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.125 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.665 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +944.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +440.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cottage cheese Edam
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cottage cheese Edam Opinion
Net carbs 3.38g 1.43g Cottage cheese
Protein 11.12g 24.99g Edam
Fats 4.3g 27.8g Edam
Carbs 3.38g 1.43g Cottage cheese
Calories 98kcal 357kcal Edam
Sugar 2.67g 1.43g Edam
Calcium 83mg 731mg Edam
Iron 0.07mg 0.44mg Edam
Magnesium 8mg 30mg Edam
Phosphorus 159mg 536mg Edam
Potassium 104mg 188mg Edam
Sodium 364mg 812mg Cottage cheese
Zinc 0.4mg 3.75mg Edam
Copper 0.029mg 0.036mg Edam
Manganese 0.002mg 0.011mg Edam
Selenium 9.7µg 14.5µg Edam
Vitamin A 140IU 825IU Edam
Vitamin A RAE 37µg 243µg Edam
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.24mg Edam
Vitamin D 3IU 20IU Edam
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.5µg Edam
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.037mg Edam
Vitamin B2 0.163mg 0.389mg Edam
Vitamin B3 0.099mg 0.082mg Cottage cheese
Vitamin B5 0.557mg 0.281mg Cottage cheese
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.076mg Edam
Folate 12µg 16µg Edam
Vitamin B12 0.43µg 1.54µg Edam
Choline 18.4mg 15.4mg Cottage cheese
Vitamin K 0µg 2.3µg Edam
Tryptophan 0.147mg 0.352mg Edam
Threonine 0.5mg 0.932mg Edam
Isoleucine 0.591mg 1.308mg Edam
Leucine 1.116mg 2.57mg Edam
Lysine 0.934mg 2.66mg Edam
Methionine 0.269mg 0.721mg Edam
Phenylalanine 0.577mg 1.434mg Edam
Valine 0.748mg 1.81mg Edam
Histidine 0.326mg 1.034mg Edam
Cholesterol 17mg 89mg Cottage cheese
Saturated Fat 1.718g 17.572g Cottage cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 0.778g 8.125g Edam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.123g 0.665g Edam

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cottage cheese Edam
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
14%
Cottage cheese
33%
Edam
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Cottage cheese
80%
Edam

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Edam
Edam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Edam
Edam is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.24g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Edam
Edam is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 448mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 72mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.854g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is cheaper (difference - $0.6)

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. Cottage cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172179/nutrients
  2. Edam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173419/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.