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Goat cheese vs Ricotta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Goat cheese and Ricotta

  • Goat cheese has more Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Phosphorus, Iron, and Calcium, however Ricotta is higher in Selenium.
  • Goat cheese covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 62% more than Ricotta.
  • Goat cheese has 27 times more Copper than Ricotta. While Goat cheese has 0.564mg of Copper, Ricotta has only 0.021mg.
  • Ricotta has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cheese, goat, semisoft type and Cheese, ricotta, whole milk.

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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 +326.3%
Contains more Calcium +44%
Contains more Potassium +50.5%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Copper +2585.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.3%
Contains more Zinc +75.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 61% 90% 14% 21% 188% 19% 161% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 63% 10% 8% 7% 32% 68% 11%
Contains more Iron +326.3%
Contains more Calcium +44%
Contains more Potassium +50.5%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Copper +2585.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.3%
Contains more Zinc +75.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%

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 +229%
Contains more Vitamin E +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +453.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +246.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1003.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.5%
Contains more Folate +500%
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% 27% 3% 6% 4% 45% 2% 13% 10% 43% 3% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +229%
Contains more Vitamin E +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +453.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +246.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1003.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.5%
Contains more Folate +500%

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
14
Ricotta
Mineral Summary Score
76
Goat cheese
26
Ricotta

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
68%
Ricotta
Carbohydrates
0%
Goat cheese
3%
Ricotta
Fats
138%
Goat cheese
60%
Ricotta

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 Ricotta
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

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Goat cheese Ricotta
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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?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ricotta
Ricotta contains less Sodium (difference - 331mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.344g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.15g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
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 is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Goat cheese Ricotta Opinion
Calories 364 174 Goat cheese
Protein 21.58 11.26 Goat cheese
Fats 29.84 12.98 Goat cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.12 3.04 Ricotta
Cholesterol 79 51 Ricotta
Vitamin D 22 10 Goat cheese
Iron 1.62 0.38 Goat cheese
Calcium 298 207 Goat cheese
Potassium 158 105 Goat cheese
Magnesium 29 11 Goat cheese
Sugar 0.12 0.27 Goat cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.564 0.021 Goat cheese
Zinc 0.66 1.16 Ricotta
Starch
Phosphorus 375 158 Goat cheese
Sodium 415 84 Ricotta
Vitamin A 1464 445 Goat cheese
Vitamin E 0.26 0.11 Goat cheese
Vitamin D 0.5 0.2 Goat cheese
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.013 Goat cheese
Vitamin B2 0.676 0.195 Goat cheese
Vitamin B3 1.148 0.104 Goat cheese
Vitamin B5 0.19 0.213 Ricotta
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.043 Goat cheese
Vitamin B12 0.22 0.34 Ricotta
Vitamin K 2.5 1.1 Goat cheese
Folate 2 12 Ricotta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 20.639 8.295 Ricotta
Monounsaturated Fat 6.808 3.627 Goat cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.709 0.385 Goat cheese
Tryptophan 0.227 0.125 Goat cheese
Threonine 0.805 0.517 Goat cheese
Isoleucine 0.893 0.589 Goat cheese
Leucine 1.861 1.221 Goat cheese
Lysine 1.549 1.338 Goat cheese
Methionine 0.575 0.281 Goat cheese
Phenylalanine 0.859 0.556 Goat cheese
Valine 1.485 0.692 Goat cheese
Histidine 0.589 0.459 Goat cheese
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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. Ricotta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170851/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

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