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Parmigiano-Reggiano vs. Provolone — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Parmigiano-Reggiano and Provolone different?

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano is higher in Calcium, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Zinc, however, Provolone is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Calcium from Parmigiano-Reggiano is 35% higher.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano contains 9 times more Copper than Provolone. While Parmigiano-Reggiano contains 0.238mg of Copper, Provolone contains only 0.026mg.
  • Provolone has less Sodium.

Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat and Cheese, provolone are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +46.7%
Contains more Iron +73.1%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +47%
Contains more Zinc +19.8%
Contains more Copper +815.4%
Contains more Manganese +750%
Contains more Selenium +22.1%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains less Sodium -42.7%
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 227% 20% 20% 213% 13% 115% 89% 9% 2% 80%
Contains more Calcium +46.7%
Contains more Iron +73.1%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +47%
Contains more Zinc +19.8%
Contains more Copper +815.4%
Contains more Manganese +750%
Contains more Selenium +22.1%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Contains less Sodium -42.7%

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 B1 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.8%
Contains more Choline +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.4%
Equal in Folate - 10
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 53% 5% 15% 0% 5% 75% 3% 29% 17% 8% 183% 9% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.8%
Contains more Choline +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.4%
Equal in Folate - 10

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +23.6%
Contains more Other +70.5%
Contains more Protein +27.9%
Contains more Fats +33.1%
Contains more Carbs +56.2%
20% 20% 51% 8%
Protein: 20 g
Fats: 20 g
Carbs: 1.37 g
Water: 50.6 g
Other: 8.03 g
26% 27% 2% 41% 5%
Protein: 25.58 g
Fats: 26.62 g
Carbs: 2.14 g
Water: 40.95 g
Other: 4.71 g
Contains more Water +23.6%
Contains more Other +70.5%
Contains more Protein +27.9%
Contains more Fats +33.1%
Contains more Carbs +56.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -22%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +66.5%
67% 31% 2%
Saturated Fat: 13.317 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.098 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.462 g
68% 29% 3%
Saturated Fat: 17.078 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.393 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.769 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -22%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +66.5%

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 Provolone
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parmigiano-Reggiano Provolone Opinion
Net carbs 1.37g 2.14g Provolone
Protein 20g 25.58g Provolone
Fats 20g 26.62g Provolone
Carbs 1.37g 2.14g Provolone
Calories 265kcal 351kcal Provolone
Sugar 0g 0.56g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calcium 1109mg 756mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.9mg 0.52mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 38mg 28mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phosphorus 729mg 496mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 125mg 138mg Provolone
Sodium 1529mg 876mg Provolone
Zinc 3.87mg 3.23mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Copper 0.238mg 0.026mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Manganese 0.085mg 0.01mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Selenium 17.7µg 14.5µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin A 605IU 880IU Provolone
Vitamin A RAE 160µg 236µg Provolone
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.23mg Provolone
Vitamin D 15IU 20IU Provolone
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0.5µg Provolone
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.019mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B2 0.486mg 0.321mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.114mg 0.156mg Provolone
Vitamin B5 0.325mg 0.476mg Provolone
Vitamin B6 0.049mg 0.073mg Provolone
Folate 10µg 10µg
Vitamin B12 2.26µg 1.46µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Choline 20.7mg 15.4mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.7µg 2.2µg Provolone
Tryptophan 0.24mg 0.345mg Provolone
Threonine 1.519mg 0.982mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 1.2mg 1.091mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Leucine 2.983mg 2.297mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 2.459mg 2.646mg Provolone
Methionine 0.369mg 0.686mg Provolone
Phenylalanine 1.604mg 1.287mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 1.498mg 1.64mg Provolone
Histidine 0.752mg 1.115mg Provolone
Cholesterol 88mg 69mg Provolone
Saturated Fat 13.317g 17.078g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Monounsaturated Fat 6.098g 7.393g Provolone
Polyunsaturated fat 0.462g 0.769g Provolone

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
31%
Provolone
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
121%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
78%
Provolone

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Provolone
Provolone contains less Sodium (difference - 653mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Provolone
Provolone is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Provolone
Provolone is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.761g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
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. Provolone - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170850/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.