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Cream cheese vs Feta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cream cheese and Feta?

  • Cream cheese is richer in Vitamin A, while Feta is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Feta's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 61% higher.
  • Feta has 2 times less Vitamin A than Cream cheese. Cream cheese has 308µg of Vitamin A, while Feta has 125µg.
  • Feta is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Cheese, cream and Cheese, feta types in this comparison.

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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 +112.9%
Contains less Sodium -65.8%
Contains more Iron +490.9%
Contains more Calcium +408.2%
Contains more Magnesium +111.1%
Contains more Copper +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +476%
Contains more Phosphorus +215%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 30% 12% 7% 6% 14% 46% 41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 148% 6% 14% 11% 79% 145% 120%
Contains more Potassium +112.9%
Contains less Sodium -65.8%
Contains more Iron +490.9%
Contains more Calcium +408.2%
Contains more Magnesium +111.1%
Contains more Copper +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +476%
Contains more Phosphorus +215%

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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Feta
Contains more Vitamin A +163.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +377.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +569.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +989%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +668.2%
Contains more Folate +255.6%
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% 26% 4% 12% 39% 195% 19% 59% 98% 212% 5% 24%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +377.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +569.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +267%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +989%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +668.2%
Contains more Folate +255.6%

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
57
Feta
Mineral Summary Score
20
Cream 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
37%
Cream cheese
85%
Feta
Carbohydrates
6%
Cream cheese
4%
Feta
Fats
159%
Cream 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.
Cream cheese Feta
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cream 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 lower in Cholesterol?
Feta
Feta is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Feta
Feta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.267g)
Which food is cheaper?
Feta
Feta is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 Sugar?
Cream cheese
Cream cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cream cheese
Cream cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 603mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cream cheese
Cream cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cream cheese Feta Opinion
Calories 350 264 Cream cheese
Protein 6.15 14.21 Feta
Fats 34.44 21.28 Cream cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Net carbs 5.519999980926514 4.090000152587891 Cream cheese
Carbs 5.52 4.09 Cream cheese
Cholesterol 101 89 Feta
Vitamin D 0 16 Feta
Iron 0.11 0.65 Feta
Calcium 97 493 Feta
Potassium 132 62 Cream cheese
Magnesium 9 19 Feta
Sugar 3.76 4.09 Cream cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.018 0.032 Feta
Zinc 0.5 2.88 Feta
Starch 0.35 Cream cheese
Phosphorus 107 337 Feta
Sodium 314 917 Cream cheese
Vitamin A 1111 422 Cream cheese
Vitamin E 0.86 0.18 Cream cheese
Vitamin D 0 0.4 Feta
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.154 Feta
Vitamin B2 0.23 0.844 Feta
Vitamin B3 0.091 0.991 Feta
Vitamin B5 0.517 0.967 Feta
Vitamin B6 0.056 0.424 Feta
Vitamin B12 0.22 1.69 Feta
Vitamin K 2.1 1.8 Cream cheese
Folate 9 32 Feta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 20.213 14.946 Feta
Monounsaturated Fat 8.907 4.623 Cream cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.483 0.591 Cream cheese
Tryptophan 0.069 0.2 Feta
Threonine 0.233 0.637 Feta
Isoleucine 0.324 0.803 Feta
Leucine 0.657 1.395 Feta
Lysine 0.567 1.219 Feta
Methionine 0.191 0.368 Feta
Phenylalanine 0.291 0.675 Feta
Valine 0.395 1.065 Feta
Histidine 0.175 0.397 Feta
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. 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.