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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, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Contains more Iron +528.6%
Contains more Calcium +780.7%
Contains more Potassium +80.8%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Copper +24.1%
Contains more Zinc +837.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 25% 10% 6% 10% 11% 69% 48%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 220% 17% 22% 12% 103% 230% 106%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Contains more Iron +528.6%
Contains more Calcium +780.7%
Contains more Potassium +80.8%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Copper +24.1%
Contains more Zinc +837.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.1%

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

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
14
Cottage cheese
35
Edam
Mineral Summary Score
22
Cottage cheese
90
Edam

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
67%
Cottage cheese
150%
Edam
Carbohydrates
3%
Cottage cheese
1%
Edam
Fats
20%
Cottage cheese
128%
Edam

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.
Cottage cheese Edam
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok

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Cottage cheese Edam
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 72mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 448mg)
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 - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is cheaper (difference - $0.6)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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