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Roquefort vs Swiss cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Roquefort and Swiss cheese different?

  • Roquefort is higher in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Iron, however Swiss cheese is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Swiss cheese is 101% higher.
  • Roquefort contains 10 times more Sodium than Swiss cheese. While Roquefort contains 1809mg of Sodium, Swiss cheese contains only 187mg.

Cheese, roquefort and Cheese, swiss 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +330.8%
Contains more Potassium +26.4%
Contains more Calcium +34.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +110.1%
Contains more Copper +38.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 199% 22% 22% 169% 9% 236% 57% 12%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 267% 5% 24% 246% 7% 25% 120% 16%
Contains more Iron +330.8%
Contains more Potassium +26.4%
Contains more Calcium +34.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +110.1%
Contains more Copper +38.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 33

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 B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1046.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +390.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Folate +390%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +378.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1047
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 63% 12% 0% 0% 3% 70% 2% 22% 17% 8% 383% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1046.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +390.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Folate +390%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +378.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1047

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 Swiss cheese
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roquefort Swiss cheese Opinion
Net carbs 2g 1.44g Roquefort
Protein 21.54g 26.96g Swiss cheese
Fats 30.64g 30.99g Swiss cheese
Carbs 2g 1.44g Roquefort
Calories 369kcal 393kcal Swiss cheese
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Swiss cheese
Sugar g 0g Roquefort
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 662mg 890mg Swiss cheese
Iron 0.56mg 0.13mg Roquefort
Magnesium 30mg 33mg Swiss cheese
Phosphorus 392mg 574mg Swiss cheese
Potassium 91mg 72mg Roquefort
Sodium 1809mg 187mg Swiss cheese
Zinc 2.08mg 4.37mg Swiss cheese
Copper 0.034mg 0.047mg Swiss cheese
Vitamin A 1047IU 1047IU
Vitamin E mg 0.6mg Swiss cheese
Vitamin D IU 0IU Swiss cheese
Vitamin D µg 0µg Swiss cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.011mg Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.586mg 0.302mg Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 0.064mg Roquefort
Vitamin B5 1.731mg 0.353mg Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.124mg 0.071mg Roquefort
Folate 49µg 10µg Roquefort
Vitamin B12 0.64µg 3.06µg Swiss cheese
Vitamin K µg 1.4µg Swiss cheese
Tryptophan 0.303mg 0.401mg Swiss cheese
Threonine 0.965mg 1.038mg Swiss cheese
Isoleucine 1.217mg 1.537mg Swiss cheese
Leucine 2.114mg 2.959mg Swiss cheese
Lysine 1.848mg 2.585mg Swiss cheese
Methionine 0.558mg 0.784mg Swiss cheese
Phenylalanine 1.023mg 1.662mg Swiss cheese
Valine 1.614mg 2.139mg Swiss cheese
Histidine 0.602mg 1.065mg Swiss cheese
Cholesterol 90mg 93mg Roquefort
Trans Fat g 0.987g Roquefort
Saturated Fat 19.263g 18.227g Swiss cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 8.474g 8.046g Roquefort
Polyunsaturated fat 1.32g 1.341g Swiss cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Roquefort Swiss cheese
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
48
Swiss cheese
Mineral Summary Score
90
Roquefort
88
Swiss 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 food.
Protein
129%
Roquefort
162%
Swiss cheese
Carbohydrates
2%
Roquefort
1%
Swiss cheese
Fats
141%
Roquefort
143%
Swiss cheese

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 1622mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.036g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($3.6)
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. Swiss cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171251/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.