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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.
  • 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
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Cheese
Contains more Iron +542.9%
Contains more Calcium +56.2%
Contains more Potassium +64.5%
Contains more Magnesium +40.7%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.2%
Contains less Sodium -57.3%
Equal in Zinc - 3.64
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 34% 333% 12% 28% 80% 106% 313% 200%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 213% 7% 20% 10% 100% 195% 86%
Contains more Iron +542.9%
Contains more Calcium +56.2%
Contains more Potassium +64.5%
Contains more Magnesium +40.7%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.2%
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 Vitamin K +41.2%
Contains more Folate +170%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.029
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 37% 4% 12% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 283% 5% 8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 75% 15% 18% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 138% 6% 21%
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 Vitamin K +41.2%
Contains more Folate +170%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.029

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
3%
Cheese
Fats
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
154%
Cheese

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
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?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano contains less Sugars (difference - 0.48g)
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Opinion
Calories 265 404 Cheese
Protein 20 22.87 Cheese
Fats 20 33.31 Cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.37 3.09 Cheese
Cholesterol 88 99 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 15 24 Cheese
Iron 0.9 0.14 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calcium 1109 710 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 125 76 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 38 27 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sugars 0 0.48 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.238 0.03 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Zinc 3.87 3.64 Parmigiano-Reggiano
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Phosphorus 729 455 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 1529 653 Cheese
Vitamin A 605 1242 Cheese
Vitamin E 0.17 0.71 Cheese
Vitamin D 0.4 0.6 Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.029 0.029
Vitamin B2 0.486 0.428 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.114 0.059 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B5 0.325 0.41 Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.049 0.066 Cheese
Vitamin B12 2.26 1.1 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.7 2.4 Cheese
Folate 10 27 Cheese
Trans Fat 0.917 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Saturated Fat 13.317 18.867 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Monounsaturated Fat 6.098 9.246 Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.462 1.421 Cheese
Tryptophan 0.24 0.547 Cheese
Threonine 1.519 1.044 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 1.2 1.206 Cheese
Leucine 2.983 1.939 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 2.459 1.025 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.369 0.547 Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.604 1.074 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 1.498 1.404 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.752 0.547 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fructose 0 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 of 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.