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Goat cheese vs. Cheddar Cheese — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Goat cheese and Cheddar Cheese?

  • Goat cheese is richer in Copper, Vitamin B2, and Iron, while Cheddar Cheese is higher in Selenium, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Goat cheese's daily need coverage for Copper is 59% higher.
  • Cheddar Cheese has 12 times less Iron than Goat cheese. Goat cheese has 1.62mg of Iron, while Cheddar Cheese has 0.14mg.
  • Cheddar Cheese is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Cheese, goat, semisoft type and Cheese, cheddar types in this comparison.

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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.
Contains more Iron +1057.1%
Contains more Potassium +107.9%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Copper +1780%
Contains more Manganese +244.4%
Contains more Calcium +138.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains more Zinc +451.5%
Contains more Selenium +650%
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 90% 61% 21% 161% 14% 55% 19% 188% 13% 21%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10% 4% 156%
Contains more Iron +1057.1%
Contains more Potassium +107.9%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Contains more Copper +1780%
Contains more Manganese +244.4%
Contains more Calcium +138.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains more Zinc +451.5%
Contains more Selenium +650%
Equal in Magnesium - 27

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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1845.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +173.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.8%
Contains more Folate +1250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +400%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.066
Equal in Choline - 16.5
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 88% 6% 15% 0% 18% 156% 22% 12% 14% 2% 28% 9% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 9% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1845.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +173.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.8%
Contains more Folate +1250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +400%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.066
Equal in Choline - 16.5
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.4

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +23%
Contains more Fats +11.6%
Contains more Carbs +2475%
Contains more Other +26.2%
Equal in Protein - 22.87
22% 30% 46% 3%
Protein: 21.58 g
Fats: 29.84 g
Carbs: 0.12 g
Water: 45.52 g
Other: 2.94 g
23% 33% 3% 37% 4%
Protein: 22.87 g
Fats: 33.31 g
Carbs: 3.09 g
Water: 37.02 g
Other: 3.71 g
Contains more Water +23%
Contains more Fats +11.6%
Contains more Carbs +2475%
Contains more Other +26.2%
Equal in Protein - 22.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +35.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 18.867
73% 24% 3%
Saturated Fat: 20.639 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.808 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.709 g
64% 31% 5%
Saturated Fat: 18.867 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.246 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.421 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +35.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 18.867

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Goat cheese Cheddar Cheese Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 3.09g Cheddar Cheese
Protein 21.58g 22.87g Cheddar Cheese
Fats 29.84g 33.31g Cheddar Cheese
Carbs 0.12g 3.09g Cheddar Cheese
Calories 364kcal 404kcal Cheddar Cheese
Sugar 0.12g 0.48g Goat cheese
Calcium 298mg 710mg Cheddar Cheese
Iron 1.62mg 0.14mg Goat cheese
Magnesium 29mg 27mg Goat cheese
Phosphorus 375mg 455mg Cheddar Cheese
Potassium 158mg 76mg Goat cheese
Sodium 415mg 653mg Goat cheese
Zinc 0.66mg 3.64mg Cheddar Cheese
Copper 0.564mg 0.03mg Goat cheese
Manganese 0.093mg 0.027mg Goat cheese
Selenium 3.8µg 28.5µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin A 1464IU 1242IU Goat cheese
Vitamin A RAE 407µg 330µg Goat cheese
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.71mg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin D 22IU 24IU Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin D 0.5µg 0.6µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.029mg Goat cheese
Vitamin B2 0.676mg 0.428mg Goat cheese
Vitamin B3 1.148mg 0.059mg Goat cheese
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.41mg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.066mg Cheddar Cheese
Folate 2µg 27µg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin B12 0.22µg 1.1µg Cheddar Cheese
Choline 15.4mg 16.5mg Cheddar Cheese
Vitamin K 2.5µg 2.4µg Goat cheese
Tryptophan 0.227mg 0.547mg Cheddar Cheese
Threonine 0.805mg 1.044mg Cheddar Cheese
Isoleucine 0.893mg 1.206mg Cheddar Cheese
Leucine 1.861mg 1.939mg Cheddar Cheese
Lysine 1.549mg 1.025mg Goat cheese
Methionine 0.575mg 0.547mg Goat cheese
Phenylalanine 0.859mg 1.074mg Cheddar Cheese
Valine 1.485mg 1.404mg Goat cheese
Histidine 0.589mg 0.547mg Goat cheese
Cholesterol 79mg 99mg Goat cheese
Trans Fat 0.917g Goat cheese
Saturated Fat 20.639g 18.867g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.017g Cheddar Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 6.808g 9.246g Cheddar Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.709g 1.421g Cheddar Cheese
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g Cheddar Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Goat cheese Cheddar Cheese
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
29%
Goat cheese
33%
Cheddar Cheese
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Goat cheese
79%
Cheddar Cheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 238mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar Cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.772g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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. Goat cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173433/nutrients
  2. Cheddar Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.