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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 RAE, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +219.8%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.1%
Contains more Zinc +79.3%
Contains more Copper +61.9%
Contains more Manganese +400%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Equal in Selenium - 14.5
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 63% 15% 8% 68% 10% 11% 32% 7% 1% 80%
Contains more Calcium +219.8%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.1%
Contains more Zinc +79.3%
Contains more Copper +61.9%
Contains more Manganese +400%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Equal in Selenium - 14.5

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 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 Folate +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +88.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 63% 0% 0% 0% 10% 136% 14% 104% 29% 37% 80% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 27% 3% 6% 0% 4% 45% 2% 13% 10% 9% 43% 10% 3%
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 Folate +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +88.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +91.3%
Contains more Fats +136.1%
Contains more Other +531.4%
Contains more Carbs +52%
Contains more Water +82.1%
22% 31% 2% 39% 6%
Protein: 21.54 g
Fats: 30.64 g
Carbs: 2 g
Water: 39.38 g
Other: 6.44 g
11% 13% 3% 72%
Protein: 11.26 g
Fats: 12.98 g
Carbs: 3.04 g
Water: 71.7 g
Other: 1.02 g
Contains more Protein +91.3%
Contains more Fats +136.1%
Contains more Other +531.4%
Contains more Carbs +52%
Contains more Water +82.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +133.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +242.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.9%
66% 29% 5%
Saturated Fat: 19.263 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.474 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.32 g
67% 29% 3%
Saturated Fat: 8.295 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.627 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.385 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +133.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +242.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Roquefort Ricotta
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roquefort Ricotta Opinion
Net carbs 2g 3.04g Ricotta
Protein 21.54g 11.26g Roquefort
Fats 30.64g 12.98g Roquefort
Carbs 2g 3.04g Ricotta
Calories 369kcal 174kcal Roquefort
Sugar 0.27g Roquefort
Calcium 662mg 207mg Roquefort
Iron 0.56mg 0.38mg Roquefort
Magnesium 30mg 11mg Roquefort
Phosphorus 392mg 158mg Roquefort
Potassium 91mg 105mg Ricotta
Sodium 1809mg 84mg Ricotta
Zinc 2.08mg 1.16mg Roquefort
Copper 0.034mg 0.021mg Roquefort
Manganese 0.03mg 0.006mg Roquefort
Selenium 14.5µg 14.5µg
Vitamin A 1047IU 445IU Roquefort
Vitamin A RAE 294µg 120µg Roquefort
Vitamin E 0.11mg Ricotta
Vitamin D 10IU Ricotta
Vitamin D 0.2µg Ricotta
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.013mg Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.586mg 0.195mg Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 0.104mg Roquefort
Vitamin B5 1.731mg 0.213mg Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.043mg Roquefort
Folate 49µg 12µg Roquefort
Vitamin B12 0.64µg 0.34µg Roquefort
Choline 17.5mg Ricotta
Vitamin K 1.1µg Ricotta
Tryptophan 0.303mg 0.125mg Roquefort
Threonine 0.965mg 0.517mg Roquefort
Isoleucine 1.217mg 0.589mg Roquefort
Leucine 2.114mg 1.221mg Roquefort
Lysine 1.848mg 1.338mg Roquefort
Methionine 0.558mg 0.281mg Roquefort
Phenylalanine 1.023mg 0.556mg Roquefort
Valine 1.614mg 0.692mg Roquefort
Histidine 0.602mg 0.459mg Roquefort
Cholesterol 90mg 51mg Ricotta
Saturated Fat 19.263g 8.295g Ricotta
Monounsaturated Fat 8.474g 3.627g Roquefort
Polyunsaturated fat 1.32g 0.385g Roquefort

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Roquefort Ricotta
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
36%
Roquefort
13%
Ricotta
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
80%
Roquefort
29%
Ricotta

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 contains less Sodium?
Ricotta
Ricotta contains less Sodium (difference - 1725mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
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)

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. 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.