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Parmigiano-Reggiano vs Cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Parmigiano-Reggiano and Cheese

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano has more Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Iron, however Cheese is higher in Selenium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 48% more than Cheese.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano has 8 times more Copper than Cheese. While Parmigiano-Reggiano has 0.238mg of Copper, Cheese has only 0.03mg.
  • Cheese has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat and Cheese, cheddar.

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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 Calcium +56.2%
Contains more Iron +542.9%
Contains more Magnesium +40.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.2%
Contains more Potassium +64.5%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains less Sodium -57.3%
Equal in Zinc - 3.64
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 333% 34% 28% 313% 12% 200% 106% 80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10%
Contains more Calcium +56.2%
Contains more Iron +542.9%
Contains more Magnesium +40.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.2%
Contains more Potassium +64.5%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains less Sodium -57.3%
Equal in Zinc - 3.64

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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Cheese
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.7%
Contains more Folate +170%
Contains more Vitamin K +41.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.029
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 37% 4% 12% 0% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 8% 283% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.7%
Contains more Folate +170%
Contains more Vitamin K +41.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.029

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.
Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Opinion
Net carbs 1.37g 3.09g Cheese
Protein 20g 22.87g Cheese
Fats 20g 33.31g Cheese
Carbs 1.37g 3.09g Cheese
Calories 265kcal 404kcal Cheese
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Cheese
Sugar 0g 0.48g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 1109mg 710mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.9mg 0.14mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 38mg 27mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phosphorus 729mg 455mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 125mg 76mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 1529mg 653mg Cheese
Zinc 3.87mg 3.64mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Copper 0.238mg 0.03mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin A 605IU 1242IU Cheese
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.71mg Cheese
Vitamin D 15IU 24IU Cheese
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0.6µg Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.029mg
Vitamin B2 0.486mg 0.428mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.114mg 0.059mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B5 0.325mg 0.41mg Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.049mg 0.066mg Cheese
Folate 10µg 27µg Cheese
Vitamin B12 2.26µg 1.1µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.7µg 2.4µg Cheese
Tryptophan 0.24mg 0.547mg Cheese
Threonine 1.519mg 1.044mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 1.2mg 1.206mg Cheese
Leucine 2.983mg 1.939mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 2.459mg 1.025mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.369mg 0.547mg Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.604mg 1.074mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 1.498mg 1.404mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.752mg 0.547mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cholesterol 88mg 99mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Trans Fat g 0.917g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Saturated Fat 13.317g 18.867g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Monounsaturated Fat 6.098g 9.246g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.462g 1.421g Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
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
42
Parmigiano-Reggiano
35
Cheese
Mineral Summary Score
138
Parmigiano-Reggiano
79
Cheese

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
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
3%
Cheese
Fats
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
154%
Cheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.55g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cheese
Cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 876mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Cheese
Cheese is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Parmigiano-Reggiano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173452/nutrients
  2. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.