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Cheese vs Parmigiano-Reggiano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cheese and Parmigiano-Reggiano

  • Cheese has more Selenium, and Vitamin A, however Parmigiano-Reggiano is higher in Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Iron.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 48% more than Cheese.
  • Cheese has 3 times more Folate than Parmigiano-Reggiano. While Cheese has 27µg of Folate, Parmigiano-Reggiano has only 10µg.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cheese, cheddar and Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat.

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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 less Sodium -57.3%
Contains more Iron +542.9%
Contains more Calcium +56.2%
Contains more Potassium +64.5%
Contains more Magnesium +40.7%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.2%
Equal in Zinc - 3.87
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 213% 7% 20% 10% 100% 195% 86%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 34% 333% 12% 28% 80% 106% 313% 200%
Contains less Sodium -57.3%
Contains more Iron +542.9%
Contains more Calcium +56.2%
Contains more Potassium +64.5%
Contains more Magnesium +40.7%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.2%
Equal in Zinc - 3.87

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
Cheese
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +41.2%
Contains more Folate +170%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.029
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 37% 4% 12% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 283% 5% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +317.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +41.2%
Contains more Folate +170%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.029

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
35
Cheese
42
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Mineral Summary Score
79
Cheese
138
Parmigiano-Reggiano

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
137%
Cheese
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fats
154%
Cheese
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano

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.
Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano
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?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.55g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cheese
Cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 876mg)
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 - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano Opinion
Calories 404 265 Cheese
Protein 22.87 20 Cheese
Fats 33.31 20 Cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.09 1.37 Cheese
Cholesterol 99 88 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 24 15 Cheese
Iron 0.14 0.9 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calcium 710 1109 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 76 125 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 27 38 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sugar 0.48 0 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.238 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Zinc 3.64 3.87 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Starch
Phosphorus 455 729 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 653 1529 Cheese
Vitamin A 1242 605 Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71 0.17 Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 0.4 Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.029 0.029
Vitamin B2 0.428 0.486 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.059 0.114 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B5 0.41 0.325 Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.049 Cheese
Vitamin B12 1.1 2.26 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 2.4 1.7 Cheese
Folate 27 10 Cheese
Trans Fat 0.917 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Saturated Fat 18.867 13.317 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246 6.098 Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421 0.462 Cheese
Tryptophan 0.547 0.24 Cheese
Threonine 1.044 1.519 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 1.206 1.2 Cheese
Leucine 1.939 2.983 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 1.025 2.459 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.547 0.369 Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.074 1.604 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 1.404 1.498 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.547 0.752 Parmigiano-Reggiano
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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/nutrients
  2. Parmigiano-Reggiano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173452/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.