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Cheese vs Roquefort - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cheese and Roquefort different?

  • Cheese has more Selenium, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Phosphorus, however Roquefort is richer in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Iron.
  • Roquefort covers your daily need of Sodium 50% more than Cheese.
  • Cheese has 2 times more Selenium than Roquefort. Cheese has 28.5µg of Selenium, while Roquefort has 14.5µg.
  • Cheese contains less Sodium.

Cheese, cheddar and Cheese, roquefort 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Phosphorus +16.1%
Contains less Sodium -63.9%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Equal in Calcium - 662
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 199% 22% 22% 169% 9% 236% 57% 12%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.1%
Contains less Sodium -63.9%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Equal in Calcium - 662

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +71.9%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +71.9%
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%

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 Roquefort
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 Cheese Roquefort Opinion
Net carbs 3.09g 2g Cheese
Protein 22.87g 21.54g Cheese
Fats 33.31g 30.64g Cheese
Carbs 3.09g 2g Cheese
Calories 404kcal 369kcal Cheese
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Cheese
Sugar 0.48g g Roquefort
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 710mg 662mg Cheese
Iron 0.14mg 0.56mg Roquefort
Magnesium 27mg 30mg Roquefort
Phosphorus 455mg 392mg Cheese
Potassium 76mg 91mg Roquefort
Sodium 653mg 1809mg Cheese
Zinc 3.64mg 2.08mg Cheese
Copper 0.03mg 0.034mg Roquefort
Vitamin A 1242IU 1047IU Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71mg mg Cheese
Vitamin D 24IU IU Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6µg µg Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.04mg Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.428mg 0.586mg Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.059mg 0.734mg Roquefort
Vitamin B5 0.41mg 1.731mg Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.124mg Roquefort
Folate 27µg 49µg Roquefort
Vitamin B12 1.1µg 0.64µg Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Cheese
Tryptophan 0.547mg 0.303mg Cheese
Threonine 1.044mg 0.965mg Cheese
Isoleucine 1.206mg 1.217mg Roquefort
Leucine 1.939mg 2.114mg Roquefort
Lysine 1.025mg 1.848mg Roquefort
Methionine 0.547mg 0.558mg Roquefort
Phenylalanine 1.074mg 1.023mg Cheese
Valine 1.404mg 1.614mg Roquefort
Histidine 0.547mg 0.602mg Roquefort
Cholesterol 99mg 90mg Roquefort
Trans Fat 0.917g g Roquefort
Saturated Fat 18.867g 19.263g Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246g 8.474g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421g 1.32g Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cheese Roquefort
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
35
Cheese
39
Roquefort
Mineral Summary Score
79
Cheese
90
Roquefort

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
129%
Roquefort
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
2%
Roquefort
Fats
154%
Cheese
141%
Roquefort

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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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/nutrients
  2. Roquefort - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171250/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.