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Feta vs. Edam — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Feta and Edam?

  • Feta is higher in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B12, however, Edam is richer in Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc.
  • Feta's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 35% more.
  • Edam contains 6 times less Vitamin B6 than Feta. Feta contains 0.424mg of Vitamin B6, while Edam contains 0.076mg.
  • Feta has less Saturated Fat.

We used Cheese, feta and Cheese, edam 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.
Feta
3
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7
Edam
Contains more Iron +47.7%
Contains more Manganese +154.5%
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%
Equal in Selenium - 14.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 148% 25% 14% 145% 6% 120% 79% 11% 4% 82%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 220% 17% 22% 230% 17% 106% 103% 12% 2% 80%
Contains more Iron +47.7%
Contains more Manganese +154.5%
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%
Equal in Selenium - 14.5

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.
Feta
7
:
4
Edam
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.8%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.54
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 26% 4% 12% 0% 39% 195% 19% 59% 98% 24% 212% 9% 5%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.8%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.54
Equal in Choline - 15.4

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Feta
3
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2
Edam
Contains more Carbs +186%
Contains more Water +32.9%
Contains more Other +23.2%
Contains more Protein +75.9%
Contains more Fats +30.6%
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
25% 28% 42% 4%
Protein: 24.99 g
Fats: 27.8 g
Carbs: 1.43 g
Water: 41.56 g
Other: 4.22 g
Contains more Carbs +186%
Contains more Water +32.9%
Contains more Other +23.2%
Contains more Protein +75.9%
Contains more Fats +30.6%

Fat Type Comparison

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

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Feta Edam
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
54%
Feta
33%
Edam
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
63%
Feta
80%
Edam

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