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Parmigiano-Reggiano vs. Cheddar Cheese — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Parmigiano-Reggiano and Cheddar Cheese

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano has more Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Iron, however, Cheddar Cheese is higher in Selenium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 48% more than Cheddar Cheese.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano has 8 times more Copper than Cheddar Cheese. While Parmigiano-Reggiano has 0.238mg of Copper, Cheddar Cheese has only 0.03mg.
  • Cheddar 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" charts 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 more Manganese +214.8%
Contains less Sodium -57.3%
Contains more Selenium +61%
Equal in Zinc - 3.64
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 333% 34% 28% 313% 12% 200% 106% 80% 12% 97%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10% 4% 156%
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 more Manganese +214.8%
Contains less Sodium -57.3%
Contains more Selenium +61%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.5%
Contains more Choline +25.5%
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 Choline Vitamin K 37% 4% 12% 0% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 8% 283% 12% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 9% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.5%
Contains more Choline +25.5%
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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +36.7%
Contains more Other +116.4%
Contains more Protein +14.4%
Contains more Fats +66.6%
Contains more Carbs +125.5%
20% 20% 51% 8%
Protein: 20 g
Fats: 20 g
Carbs: 1.37 g
Water: 50.6 g
Other: 8.03 g
23% 33% 3% 37% 4%
Protein: 22.87 g
Fats: 33.31 g
Carbs: 3.09 g
Water: 37.02 g
Other: 3.71 g
Contains more Water +36.7%
Contains more Other +116.4%
Contains more Protein +14.4%
Contains more Fats +66.6%
Contains more Carbs +125.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +51.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +207.6%
67% 31% 2%
Saturated Fat: 13.317 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.098 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.462 g
64% 31% 5%
Saturated Fat: 18.867 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.421 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +51.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +207.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheddar 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 Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheddar Cheese Opinion
Net carbs 1.37g 3.09g Cheddar Cheese
Protein 20g 22.87g Cheddar Cheese
Fats 20g 33.31g Cheddar Cheese
Carbs 1.37g 3.09g Cheddar Cheese
Calories 265kcal 404kcal Cheddar Cheese
Sugar 0g 0.48g Parmigiano-Reggiano
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 Cheddar Cheese
Zinc 3.87mg 3.64mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Copper 0.238mg 0.03mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Manganese 0.085mg 0.027mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Selenium 17.7µg 28.5µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin A 605IU 1242IU Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin A RAE 160µg 330µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.71mg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin D 15IU 24IU Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0.6µg Cheddar Cheese
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 Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.049mg 0.066mg Cheddar Cheese
Folate 10µg 27µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin B12 2.26µg 1.1µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Choline 20.7mg 16.5mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.7µg 2.4µg Cheddar Cheese
Tryptophan 0.24mg 0.547mg Cheddar Cheese
Threonine 1.519mg 1.044mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 1.2mg 1.206mg Cheddar Cheese
Leucine 2.983mg 1.939mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 2.459mg 1.025mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.369mg 0.547mg Cheddar 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 0.917g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Saturated Fat 13.317g 18.867g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.017g Cheddar Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 6.098g 9.246g Cheddar Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.462g 1.421g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g Cheddar Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheddar Cheese
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
39%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
33%
Cheddar Cheese
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
121%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
79%
Cheddar 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?
Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar Cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 876mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar Cheese is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

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