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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
Cheese
4
:
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.1%
Contains less Sodium -63.9%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Equal in Calcium - 662
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 213% 7% 20% 10% 100% 195% 86%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 199% 9% 22% 12% 57% 169% 236%
Contains more Zinc +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.1%
Contains less Sodium -63.9%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
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
:
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 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% 63% 0% 0% 10% 136% 14% 104% 29% 80% 0% 37%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
137%
Cheese
129%
Roquefort
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
2%
Roquefort
Fats
154%
Cheese
141%
Roquefort

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cheese Roquefort
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cheese Roquefort
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?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Roquefort
Roquefort contains less Sugars (difference - 0.48g)
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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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cheese Roquefort Opinion
Calories 404 369 Cheese
Protein 22.87 21.54 Cheese
Fats 33.31 30.64 Cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.09 2 Cheese
Cholesterol 99 90 Roquefort
Vitamin D 24 Cheese
Iron 0.14 0.56 Roquefort
Calcium 710 662 Cheese
Potassium 76 91 Roquefort
Magnesium 27 30 Roquefort
Sugars 0.48 Roquefort
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.034 Roquefort
Zinc 3.64 2.08 Cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 455 392 Cheese
Sodium 653 1809 Cheese
Vitamin A 1242 1047 Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71 Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.029 0.04 Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.428 0.586 Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.059 0.734 Roquefort
Vitamin B5 0.41 1.731 Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.124 Roquefort
Vitamin B12 1.1 0.64 Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4 Cheese
Folate 27 49 Roquefort
Trans Fat 0.917 Roquefort
Saturated Fat 18.867 19.263 Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246 8.474 Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421 1.32 Cheese
Tryptophan 0.547 0.303 Cheese
Threonine 1.044 0.965 Cheese
Isoleucine 1.206 1.217 Roquefort
Leucine 1.939 2.114 Roquefort
Lysine 1.025 1.848 Roquefort
Methionine 0.547 0.558 Roquefort
Phenylalanine 1.074 1.023 Cheese
Valine 1.404 1.614 Roquefort
Histidine 0.547 0.602 Roquefort
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 of 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.