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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Cream cheese. Cream cheese has 308µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +408.2%
Contains more Iron +490.9%
Contains more Magnesium +111.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +215%
Contains more Zinc +476%
Contains more Copper +77.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 5% 7% 46% 12% 41% 14% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 148% 25% 14% 145% 6% 120% 79% 11%
Contains more Potassium +112.9%
Contains less Sodium -65.8%
Contains more Calcium +408.2%
Contains more Iron +490.9%
Contains more Magnesium +111.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +215%
Contains more Zinc +476%
Contains more Copper +77.8%

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 Folate +255.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +668.2%
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 26% 4% 12% 0% 39% 195% 19% 59% 98% 24% 212% 5%
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 Folate +255.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +668.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cream cheese Feta
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
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

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 - 27)

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.