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Roquefort vs Cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Roquefort and Cheese different?

  • Roquefort has more Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Folate and Iron, however Cheese is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B12, Zinc and Phosphorus.
  • Roquefort covers your daily need of Sodium 50% more than Cheese.
  • Roquefort has 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Cheese. Roquefort has 1.731mg of Vitamin B5, while Cheese has 0.41mg.
  • Cheese contains less Sodium.

Cheese, roquefort and Cheese, cheddar types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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4
Cheese
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.1%
Contains less Sodium -63.9%
Equal in Calcium - 710
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 199% 9% 22% 12% 57% 169% 236%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 213% 7% 20% 10% 100% 195% 86%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.1%
Contains less Sodium -63.9%
Equal in Calcium - 710
Equal in Magnesium - 27

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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5
Cheese
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.9%
Contains more Folate +81.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +71.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 63% 0% 0% 10% 136% 14% 104% 29% 80% 0% 37%
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 B1 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +322.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.9%
Contains more Folate +81.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +71.9%

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
39
Roquefort
35
Cheese
Mineral Summary Score
90
Roquefort
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
129%
Roquefort
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
2%
Roquefort
3%
Cheese
Fats
141%
Roquefort
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.
Roquefort Cheese
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Roquefort 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?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Roquefort
Roquefort contains less Sugars (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cheese
Cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 1156mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.396g)
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 - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Roquefort Cheese Opinion
Calories 369 404 Cheese
Protein 21.54 22.87 Cheese
Fats 30.64 33.31 Cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2 3.09 Cheese
Cholesterol 90 99 Roquefort
Vitamin D 24 Cheese
Iron 0.56 0.14 Roquefort
Calcium 662 710 Cheese
Potassium 91 76 Roquefort
Magnesium 30 27 Roquefort
Sugars 0.48 Roquefort
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.034 0.03 Roquefort
Zinc 2.08 3.64 Cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 392 455 Cheese
Sodium 1809 653 Cheese
Vitamin A 1047 1242 Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71 Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.029 Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.586 0.428 Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.734 0.059 Roquefort
Vitamin B5 1.731 0.41 Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.124 0.066 Roquefort
Vitamin B12 0.64 1.1 Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4 Cheese
Folate 49 27 Roquefort
Trans Fat 0.917 Roquefort
Saturated Fat 19.263 18.867 Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 8.474 9.246 Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.32 1.421 Cheese
Tryptophan 0.303 0.547 Cheese
Threonine 0.965 1.044 Cheese
Isoleucine 1.217 1.206 Roquefort
Leucine 2.114 1.939 Roquefort
Lysine 1.848 1.025 Roquefort
Methionine 0.558 0.547 Roquefort
Phenylalanine 1.023 1.074 Cheese
Valine 1.614 1.404 Roquefort
Histidine 0.602 0.547 Roquefort
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. Roquefort - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171250/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.