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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Manganese +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.1%
Contains less Sodium -63.9%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Selenium +96.6%
Equal in Calcium - 710
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Equal in Manganese - 0.027
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 199% 22% 22% 169% 9% 236% 57% 12% 4% 80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10% 4% 156%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Manganese +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.1%
Contains less Sodium -63.9%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Selenium +96.6%
Equal in Calcium - 710
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Equal in Manganese - 0.027

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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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 63% 0% 0% 0% 10% 136% 14% 104% 29% 37% 80% 0%
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 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +73.6%
Contains more Carbs +54.5%
Equal in Protein - 22.87
Equal in Fats - 33.31
Equal in Water - 37.02
22% 31% 2% 39% 6%
Protein: 21.54 g
Fats: 30.64 g
Carbs: 2 g
Water: 39.38 g
Other: 6.44 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 Other +73.6%
Contains more Carbs +54.5%
Equal in Protein - 22.87
Equal in Fats - 33.31
Equal in Water - 37.02

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Equal in Saturated Fat - 18.867
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 9.246
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.421
66% 29% 5%
Saturated Fat: 19.263 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.474 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.32 g
64% 31% 5%
Saturated Fat: 18.867 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.421 g
Equal in Saturated Fat - 18.867
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 9.246
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.421

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Roquefort Cheese
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roquefort Cheese Opinion
Net carbs 2g 3.09g Cheese
Protein 21.54g 22.87g Cheese
Fats 30.64g 33.31g Cheese
Carbs 2g 3.09g Cheese
Calories 369kcal 404kcal Cheese
Sugar 0.48g Roquefort
Calcium 662mg 710mg Cheese
Iron 0.56mg 0.14mg Roquefort
Magnesium 30mg 27mg Roquefort
Phosphorus 392mg 455mg Cheese
Potassium 91mg 76mg Roquefort
Sodium 1809mg 653mg Cheese
Zinc 2.08mg 3.64mg Cheese
Copper 0.034mg 0.03mg Roquefort
Manganese 0.03mg 0.027mg Roquefort
Selenium 14.5µg 28.5µg Cheese
Vitamin A 1047IU 1242IU Cheese
Vitamin A RAE 294µg 330µg Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71mg Cheese
Vitamin D 24IU Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6µg Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.029mg Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.586mg 0.428mg Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 0.059mg Roquefort
Vitamin B5 1.731mg 0.41mg Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.066mg Roquefort
Folate 49µg 27µg Roquefort
Vitamin B12 0.64µg 1.1µg Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4µg Cheese
Tryptophan 0.303mg 0.547mg Cheese
Threonine 0.965mg 1.044mg Cheese
Isoleucine 1.217mg 1.206mg Roquefort
Leucine 2.114mg 1.939mg Roquefort
Lysine 1.848mg 1.025mg Roquefort
Methionine 0.558mg 0.547mg Roquefort
Phenylalanine 1.023mg 1.074mg Cheese
Valine 1.614mg 1.404mg Roquefort
Histidine 0.602mg 0.547mg Roquefort
Cholesterol 90mg 99mg Roquefort
Trans Fat 0.917g Roquefort
Saturated Fat 19.263g 18.867g Cheese
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g Cheese
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g Cheese
Omega-3 - DPA 0.017g Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 8.474g 9.246g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.32g 1.421g Cheese
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Roquefort 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%
Roquefort
35%
Cheese
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
80%
Roquefort
79%
Cheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
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 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.
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

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. 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.