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Cheese vs Pizza - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cheese and Pizza different?

  • Cheese has more Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, and Zinc, however Pizza is richer in Vitamin B1, Iron, and Vitamin B3.
  • Cheese covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 72% more than Pizza.
  • Cheese has 6 times more Cholesterol than Pizza. Cheese has 99mg of Cholesterol, while Pizza has 17mg.

Cheese, cheddar and Fast Food, Pizza Chain, 14" pizza, cheese topping, regular crust 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
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4
Pizza
Contains more Calcium +277.7%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.6%
Contains more Zinc +171.6%
Contains more Iron +1671.4%
Contains more Potassium +126.3%
Contains more Copper +250%
Equal in Sodium - 598
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 57% 93% 18% 93% 16% 78% 37% 35%
Contains more Calcium +277.7%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.6%
Contains more Zinc +171.6%
Contains more Iron +1671.4%
Contains more Potassium +126.3%
Contains more Copper +250%
Equal in Sodium - 598

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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7
Pizza
Contains more Vitamin A +246.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +119.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +161.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1244.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +6383.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +179.2%
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 22% 17% 0% 5% 98% 45% 72% 0% 19% 70% 53% 17%
Contains more Vitamin A +246.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +119.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +161.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1244.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +6383.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
Contains more Folate +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +179.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cheese Pizza Opinion
Net carbs 3.09g 31.03g Pizza
Protein 22.87g 11.39g Cheese
Fats 33.31g 9.69g Cheese
Carbs 3.09g 33.33g Pizza
Calories 404kcal 266kcal Cheese
Starch g 26.95g Pizza
Fructose 0g 1g Pizza
Sugar 0.48g 3.58g Cheese
Fiber 0g 2.3g Pizza
Calcium 710mg 188mg Cheese
Iron 0.14mg 2.48mg Pizza
Magnesium 27mg 24mg Cheese
Phosphorus 455mg 216mg Cheese
Potassium 76mg 172mg Pizza
Sodium 653mg 598mg Pizza
Zinc 3.64mg 1.34mg Cheese
Copper 0.03mg 0.105mg Pizza
Vitamin A 1242IU 358IU Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71mg 0.83mg Pizza
Vitamin D 24IU 0IU Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6µg 0µg Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 1.4mg Pizza
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.39mg Pizza
Vitamin B2 0.428mg 0.195mg Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.059mg 3.825mg Pizza
Vitamin B5 0.41mg mg Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.08mg Pizza
Folate 27µg 93µg Pizza
Vitamin B12 1.1µg 0.42µg Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4µg 6.7µg Pizza
Tryptophan 0.547mg mg Cheese
Threonine 1.044mg 0.41mg Cheese
Isoleucine 1.206mg 0.564mg Cheese
Leucine 1.939mg 1.139mg Cheese
Lysine 1.025mg 0.77mg Cheese
Methionine 0.547mg 0.264mg Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.074mg 0.664mg Cheese
Valine 1.404mg 0.72mg Cheese
Histidine 0.547mg 0.355mg Cheese
Cholesterol 99mg 17mg Pizza
Trans Fat 0.917g 0.241g Pizza
Saturated Fat 18.867g 4.465g Pizza
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246g 2.608g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421g 1.681g Pizza

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cheese Pizza
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
35
Pizza
Mineral Summary Score
79
Cheese
53
Pizza

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
68%
Pizza
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
33%
Pizza
Fats
154%
Cheese
45%
Pizza

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pizza
Pizza contains less Sodium (difference - 55mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pizza
Pizza is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pizza
Pizza is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.402g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pizza
Pizza is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 60)
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. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/nutrients
  2. Pizza - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173292/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.