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Cream cheese vs Edam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cream cheese and Edam

  • Cream cheese is higher in Vitamin A RAE, yet Edam is higher in Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Selenium.
  • Edam covers your daily Calcium needs 63% more than Cream cheese.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Edam is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Cheese, cream 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 -61.3%
Contains more Calcium +653.6%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +400.9%
Contains more Potassium +42.4%
Contains more Zinc +650%
Contains more Copper +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 5% 7% 46% 12% 41% 14% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 17% 22% 230% 17% 106% 103% 12%
Contains less Sodium -61.3%
Contains more Calcium +653.6%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +400.9%
Contains more Potassium +42.4%
Contains more Zinc +650%
Contains more Copper +100%

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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Edam
Contains more Vitamin A +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +258.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.7%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +600%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.082
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 67% 18% 0% 0% 6% 54% 2% 32% 13% 7% 28% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 5% 15% 0% 10% 90% 2% 17% 18% 12% 193% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +258.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.7%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +600%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.082
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.3

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cream cheese Edam Opinion
Net carbs 5.52g 1.43g Cream cheese
Protein 6.15g 24.99g Edam
Fats 34.44g 27.8g Cream cheese
Carbs 5.52g 1.43g Cream cheese
Calories 350kcal 357kcal Edam
Starch 0.35g g Cream cheese
Fructose 0g g Cream cheese
Sugar 3.76g 1.43g Edam
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 97mg 731mg Edam
Iron 0.11mg 0.44mg Edam
Magnesium 9mg 30mg Edam
Phosphorus 107mg 536mg Edam
Potassium 132mg 188mg Edam
Sodium 314mg 812mg Cream cheese
Zinc 0.5mg 3.75mg Edam
Copper 0.018mg 0.036mg Edam
Vitamin A 1111IU 825IU Cream cheese
Vitamin E 0.86mg 0.24mg Cream cheese
Vitamin D 0IU 20IU Edam
Vitamin D 0µg 0.5µg Edam
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.037mg Edam
Vitamin B2 0.23mg 0.389mg Edam
Vitamin B3 0.091mg 0.082mg Cream cheese
Vitamin B5 0.517mg 0.281mg Cream cheese
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.076mg Edam
Folate 9µg 16µg Edam
Vitamin B12 0.22µg 1.54µg Edam
Vitamin K 2.1µg 2.3µg Edam
Tryptophan 0.069mg 0.352mg Edam
Threonine 0.233mg 0.932mg Edam
Isoleucine 0.324mg 1.308mg Edam
Leucine 0.657mg 2.57mg Edam
Lysine 0.567mg 2.66mg Edam
Methionine 0.191mg 0.721mg Edam
Phenylalanine 0.291mg 1.434mg Edam
Valine 0.395mg 1.81mg Edam
Histidine 0.175mg 1.034mg Edam
Cholesterol 101mg 89mg Edam
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 20.213g 17.572g Edam
Monounsaturated Fat 8.907g 8.125g Cream cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.483g 0.665g Cream cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cream cheese Edam
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
19
Cream cheese
35
Edam
Mineral Summary Score
20
Cream 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
37%
Cream cheese
150%
Edam
Carbohydrates
6%
Cream cheese
1%
Edam
Fats
159%
Cream cheese
128%
Edam

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Edam
Edam is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Edam
Edam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Edam
Edam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.641g)
Which food is cheaper?
Edam
Edam is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Edam
Edam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cream cheese
Cream cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 498mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cream cheese
Cream cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
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

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. Cream cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173418/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.