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Goat cheese vs Cream cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Goat cheese and Cream cheese

  • Goat cheese is richer in Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B3, yet Cream cheese is richer in Selenium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Goat cheese is 61% higher.
  • Goat cheese contains 15 times more Iron than Cream cheese. Goat cheese contains 1.62mg of Iron, while Cream cheese contains 0.11mg.
  • Goat cheese contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Cheese, goat, semisoft type and Cheese, cream.

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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
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Contains more Iron +1372.7%
Contains more Calcium +207.2%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +222.2%
Contains more Copper +3033.3%
Contains more Zinc +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +250.5%
Contains less Sodium -24.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 61% 90% 14% 21% 188% 19% 161% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 30% 12% 7% 6% 14% 46% 41%
Contains more Iron +1372.7%
Contains more Calcium +207.2%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +222.2%
Contains more Copper +3033.3%
Contains more Zinc +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +250.5%
Contains less Sodium -24.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +193.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1161.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +19%
Contains more Vitamin E +230.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.1%
Contains more Folate +350%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.056
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.22
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 88% 6% 15% 18% 156% 22% 12% 14% 28% 7% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 67% 18% 0% 6% 54% 2% 32% 13% 28% 6% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +193.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1161.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +19%
Contains more Vitamin E +230.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.1%
Contains more Folate +350%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.056
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.22

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
30
Goat cheese
19
Cream cheese
Mineral Summary Score
76
Goat cheese
20
Cream cheese

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
129%
Goat cheese
37%
Cream cheese
Carbohydrates
0%
Goat cheese
6%
Cream cheese
Fats
138%
Goat cheese
159%
Cream cheese

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.
Goat cheese Cream cheese
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

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Goat cheese Cream cheese
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.64g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cream cheese
Cream cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 101mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cream cheese
Cream cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.426g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Goat cheese Cream cheese Opinion
Calories 364 350 Goat cheese
Protein 21.58 6.15 Goat cheese
Fats 29.84 34.44 Cream cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.12 5.52 Cream cheese
Cholesterol 79 101 Goat cheese
Vitamin D 22 0 Goat cheese
Iron 1.62 0.11 Goat cheese
Calcium 298 97 Goat cheese
Potassium 158 132 Goat cheese
Magnesium 29 9 Goat cheese
Sugar 0.12 3.76 Goat cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.564 0.018 Goat cheese
Zinc 0.66 0.5 Goat cheese
Starch 0.35 Cream cheese
Phosphorus 375 107 Goat cheese
Sodium 415 314 Cream cheese
Vitamin A 1464 1111 Goat cheese
Vitamin E 0.26 0.86 Cream cheese
Vitamin D 0.5 0 Goat cheese
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.023 Goat cheese
Vitamin B2 0.676 0.23 Goat cheese
Vitamin B3 1.148 0.091 Goat cheese
Vitamin B5 0.19 0.517 Cream cheese
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.056 Goat cheese
Vitamin B12 0.22 0.22
Vitamin K 2.5 2.1 Goat cheese
Folate 2 9 Cream cheese
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 20.639 20.213 Cream cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 6.808 8.907 Cream cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.709 1.483 Cream cheese
Tryptophan 0.227 0.069 Goat cheese
Threonine 0.805 0.233 Goat cheese
Isoleucine 0.893 0.324 Goat cheese
Leucine 1.861 0.657 Goat cheese
Lysine 1.549 0.567 Goat cheese
Methionine 0.575 0.191 Goat cheese
Phenylalanine 0.859 0.291 Goat cheese
Valine 1.485 0.395 Goat cheese
Histidine 0.589 0.175 Goat cheese
Fructose 0 Cream cheese

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. Goat cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173433/nutrients
  2. Cream cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173418/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.