Goat cheese vs. Blue cheese — Health Impact and Nutrition Comparison
Goat cheese is higher in calories and fats. Blue cheese is richer in calcium, zinc, and potassium, vitamins B5 and B12. Goat cheese contains higher amounts of carbs and phosphorus and is richer in vitamin A.
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In this article, we will compare two kinds of cheese: goat cheese(1) and blue cheese(2). We will discuss the differences between them regarding their health impact and nutritional composition.
Goat cheese and blue cheese are classified as moderate-calorie foods. However, goat cheese is a bit richer in calories than blue cheese.
Both goat cheese and blue cheese are considered low-carb foods. Blue cheese is higher in carbs than goat cheese: it provides 2.34g of carbs, while goat cheese has only 0.12g.
Goat cheese is higher in fat than blue cheese.
Goat cheese is 2g richer in saturated fats compared to blue cheese.
Goat cheese and blue cheese contain notable amounts of cholesterol. Blue cheese is a little lower in cholesterol.
Goat cheese and blue cheese contain nearly the same amount of protein. However, goat cheese is slightly higher in protein.
Both these foods have nearly similar amounts of minerals. They are both rich in phosphorus. However, blue cheese is richer in calcium, zinc, and potassium than goat cheese. Goat cheese covers 61% of the DV of iron, while blue cheese covers only 12% of it.
Goat cheese is richer in vitamins B1, B2, B3, and A. In comparison, blue cheese is richer in vitamins B5, B6, and B12.
The diagram below shows the difference between their vitamin profiles.
Blue cheese and goat cheese are good sources of calcium - a mineral that is very important for bone health (3). Calcium deficiency can lead to bone weakness and an increased risk of osteoporosis (4).
The varieties of Penicillium used for making blue cheese are safe to consume because they do not produce toxins harmful to the human body (5).
Goat cheese contains a variety of probiotics, especially L. plantarum and L. acidophilus (6).
Diets rich in probiotics promote digestive health and boost immunity (7).
Fat Type Comparison
Comparison summary table
|Lower in Sugar|
|Lower in Sodium|
|Lower in price|
|Lower in Cholesterol|
|Lower in Saturated Fat|
|Lower in Glycemic Index|
|Rich in minerals||Equal|
|Rich in vitamins||Equal|
All nutrients comparison - raw data values
|Vitamin A RAE||407µg||198µg|
Which food is preferable for your diet?
|Low Fats diet|
|Low Carbs diet|
|Low Calories diet|
|Low Glycemic Index diet|