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Cottage cheese vs Feta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cottage cheese and Feta

  • Cottage cheese contains less Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B1 than Feta.
  • Feta's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 66% higher.
  • The amount of Sodium in Cottage cheese is lower.

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

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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 Potassium +67.7%
Contains less Sodium -60.3%
Contains more Iron +828.6%
Contains more Calcium +494%
Contains more Magnesium +137.5%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Contains more Zinc +620%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 25% 10% 6% 10% 11% 69% 48%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 148% 6% 14% 11% 79% 145% 120%
Contains more Potassium +67.7%
Contains less Sodium -60.3%
Contains more Iron +828.6%
Contains more Calcium +494%
Contains more Magnesium +137.5%
Contains more Copper +10.3%
Contains more Zinc +620%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.9%

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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11
Feta
Contains more Vitamin A +201.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +470.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +417.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +901%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +821.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +293%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
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% 26% 4% 12% 39% 195% 19% 59% 98% 212% 5% 24%
Contains more Vitamin A +201.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +470.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +417.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +901%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +821.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +293%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +166.7%

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
57
Feta
Mineral Summary Score
22
Cottage cheese
68
Feta

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
85%
Feta
Carbohydrates
3%
Cottage cheese
4%
Feta
Fats
20%
Cottage cheese
98%
Feta

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 Feta
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Feta
Low Calories diet ok
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?
Feta
Feta is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Feta
Feta is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 72mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 553mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.228g)
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 - $0.5)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cottage cheese Feta Opinion
Calories 98 264 Feta
Protein 11.12 14.21 Feta
Fats 4.3 21.28 Feta
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.38 4.09 Feta
Cholesterol 17 89 Cottage cheese
Vitamin D 3 16 Feta
Iron 0.07 0.65 Feta
Calcium 83 493 Feta
Potassium 104 62 Cottage cheese
Magnesium 8 19 Feta
Sugar 2.67 4.09 Cottage cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.029 0.032 Feta
Zinc 0.4 2.88 Feta
Starch
Phosphorus 159 337 Feta
Sodium 364 917 Cottage cheese
Vitamin A 140 422 Feta
Vitamin E 0.08 0.18 Feta
Vitamin D 0.1 0.4 Feta
Vitamin B1 0.027 0.154 Feta
Vitamin B2 0.163 0.844 Feta
Vitamin B3 0.099 0.991 Feta
Vitamin B5 0.557 0.967 Feta
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.424 Feta
Vitamin B12 0.43 1.69 Feta
Vitamin K 0 1.8 Feta
Folate 12 32 Feta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.718 14.946 Cottage cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 0.778 4.623 Feta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.123 0.591 Feta
Tryptophan 0.147 0.2 Feta
Threonine 0.5 0.637 Feta
Isoleucine 0.591 0.803 Feta
Leucine 1.116 1.395 Feta
Lysine 0.934 1.219 Feta
Methionine 0.269 0.368 Feta
Phenylalanine 0.577 0.675 Feta
Valine 0.748 1.065 Feta
Histidine 0.326 0.397 Feta
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. Feta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173420/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.