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

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

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
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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cream cheese Edam
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 lower in Cholesterol?
Edam
Edam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Edam
Edam is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
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 - 17)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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