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Roquefort vs Ricotta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Roquefort and Ricotta

  • Roquefort is higher than Ricotta in Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, and Folate.
  • Roquefort covers your daily Sodium needs 75% more than Ricotta.
  • Roquefort contains 8 times more Vitamin B5 than Ricotta. While Roquefort contains 1.731mg of Vitamin B5, Ricotta contains only 0.213mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Ricotta is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Cheese, roquefort and Cheese, ricotta, whole milk.

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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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Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Calcium +219.8%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Copper +61.9%
Contains more Zinc +79.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.1%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 199% 9% 22% 12% 57% 169% 236%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 63% 10% 8% 7% 32% 68% 11%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Calcium +219.8%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Copper +61.9%
Contains more Zinc +79.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.1%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +605.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +712.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +188.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +88.2%
Contains more Folate +308.3%
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% 27% 3% 6% 4% 45% 2% 13% 10% 43% 3% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +605.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +712.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +188.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +88.2%
Contains more Folate +308.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
39
Roquefort
14
Ricotta
Mineral Summary Score
90
Roquefort
26
Ricotta

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 food.
Protein
129%
Roquefort
68%
Ricotta
Carbohydrates
2%
Roquefort
3%
Ricotta
Fats
141%
Roquefort
60%
Ricotta

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Roquefort Ricotta
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Roquefort Ricotta
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Roquefort
Roquefort is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Roquefort
Roquefort is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ricotta
Ricotta contains less Sodium (difference - 1725mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.968g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ricotta
Ricotta is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roquefort Ricotta Opinion
Calories 369 174 Roquefort
Protein 21.54 11.26 Roquefort
Fats 30.64 12.98 Roquefort
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2 3.04 Ricotta
Cholesterol 90 51 Ricotta
Vitamin D 10 Ricotta
Iron 0.56 0.38 Roquefort
Calcium 662 207 Roquefort
Potassium 91 105 Ricotta
Magnesium 30 11 Roquefort
Sugar 0.27 Roquefort
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.034 0.021 Roquefort
Zinc 2.08 1.16 Roquefort
Starch
Phosphorus 392 158 Roquefort
Sodium 1809 84 Ricotta
Vitamin A 1047 445 Roquefort
Vitamin E 0.11 Ricotta
Vitamin D 0.2 Ricotta
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.013 Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.586 0.195 Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.734 0.104 Roquefort
Vitamin B5 1.731 0.213 Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.124 0.043 Roquefort
Vitamin B12 0.64 0.34 Roquefort
Vitamin K 1.1 Ricotta
Folate 49 12 Roquefort
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 19.263 8.295 Ricotta
Monounsaturated Fat 8.474 3.627 Roquefort
Polyunsaturated fat 1.32 0.385 Roquefort
Tryptophan 0.303 0.125 Roquefort
Threonine 0.965 0.517 Roquefort
Isoleucine 1.217 0.589 Roquefort
Leucine 2.114 1.221 Roquefort
Lysine 1.848 1.338 Roquefort
Methionine 0.558 0.281 Roquefort
Phenylalanine 1.023 0.556 Roquefort
Valine 1.614 0.692 Roquefort
Histidine 0.602 0.459 Roquefort
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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. Ricotta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170851/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.