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Edam vs. Feta — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Edam and Feta?

  • Edam is higher in Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc, however, Feta is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B12.
  • Feta's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 35% more.
  • Feta contains 2 times less Vitamin A RAE than Edam. Edam contains 243µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Feta contains 125µg.
  • Feta has less Saturated Fat.

We used Cheese, edam and Cheese, feta types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Edam
7
:
3
Feta
Contains more Calcium +48.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.1%
Contains more Potassium +203.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.5%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains more Iron +47.7%
Contains more Manganese +154.5%
Equal in Selenium - 15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 220% 17% 22% 230% 17% 106% 103% 12% 2% 80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 148% 25% 14% 145% 6% 120% 79% 11% 4% 82%
Contains more Calcium +48.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.1%
Contains more Potassium +203.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.5%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains more Iron +47.7%
Contains more Manganese +154.5%
Equal in Selenium - 15

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Edam
4
:
7
Feta
Contains more Vitamin A +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1108.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +244.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +457.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.69
Equal in Choline - 15.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 50% 5% 15% 0% 10% 90% 2% 17% 18% 12% 193% 9% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 26% 4% 12% 0% 39% 195% 19% 59% 98% 24% 212% 9% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1108.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +244.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +457.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.69
Equal in Choline - 15.4

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Edam
2
:
3
Feta
Contains more Protein +75.9%
Contains more Fats +30.6%
Contains more Carbs +186%
Contains more Water +32.9%
Contains more Other +23.2%
25% 28% 42% 4%
Protein: 24.99 g
Fats: 27.8 g
Carbs: 1.43 g
Water: 41.56 g
Other: 4.22 g
14% 21% 4% 55% 5%
Protein: 14.21 g
Fats: 21.28 g
Carbs: 4.09 g
Water: 55.22 g
Other: 5.2 g
Contains more Protein +75.9%
Contains more Fats +30.6%
Contains more Carbs +186%
Contains more Water +32.9%
Contains more Other +23.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Edam
2
:
1
Feta
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +75.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -14.9%
67% 31% 3%
Saturated Fat: 17.572 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.125 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.665 g
74% 23% 3%
Saturated Fat: 14.946 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.623 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.591 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +75.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -14.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Edam Feta
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Edam Feta Opinion
Net carbs 1.43g 4.09g Feta
Protein 24.99g 14.21g Edam
Fats 27.8g 21.28g Edam
Carbs 1.43g 4.09g Feta
Calories 357kcal 264kcal Edam
Sugar 1.43g 4.09g Edam
Calcium 731mg 493mg Edam
Iron 0.44mg 0.65mg Feta
Magnesium 30mg 19mg Edam
Phosphorus 536mg 337mg Edam
Potassium 188mg 62mg Edam
Sodium 812mg 917mg Edam
Zinc 3.75mg 2.88mg Edam
Copper 0.036mg 0.032mg Edam
Manganese 0.011mg 0.028mg Feta
Selenium 14.5µg 15µg Feta
Vitamin A 825IU 422IU Edam
Vitamin A RAE 243µg 125µg Edam
Vitamin E 0.24mg 0.18mg Edam
Vitamin D 20IU 16IU Edam
Vitamin D 0.5µg 0.4µg Edam
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.154mg Feta
Vitamin B2 0.389mg 0.844mg Feta
Vitamin B3 0.082mg 0.991mg Feta
Vitamin B5 0.281mg 0.967mg Feta
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.424mg Feta
Folate 16µg 32µg Feta
Vitamin B12 1.54µg 1.69µg Feta
Choline 15.4mg 15.4mg
Vitamin K 2.3µg 1.8µg Edam
Tryptophan 0.352mg 0.2mg Edam
Threonine 0.932mg 0.637mg Edam
Isoleucine 1.308mg 0.803mg Edam
Leucine 2.57mg 1.395mg Edam
Lysine 2.66mg 1.219mg Edam
Methionine 0.721mg 0.368mg Edam
Phenylalanine 1.434mg 0.675mg Edam
Valine 1.81mg 1.065mg Edam
Histidine 1.034mg 0.397mg Edam
Cholesterol 89mg 89mg
Saturated Fat 17.572g 14.946g Feta
Monounsaturated Fat 8.125g 4.623g Edam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.665g 0.591g Edam

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Edam Feta
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Edam
54%
Feta
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
80%
Edam
63%
Feta

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Feta
Feta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.626g)
Which food is cheaper?
Feta
Feta is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Edam
Edam is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Edam
Edam contains less Sodium (difference - 105mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (89 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Edam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173419/nutrients
  2. Feta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173420/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.