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Provolone vs Ricotta - In-Depth Nutrition 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" 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 +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +265.2%
Contains more Potassium +31.4%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +178.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +213.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.4%
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +265.2%
Contains more Potassium +31.4%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +178.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +213.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.4%

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 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +329.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate, total +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +329.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate, total +20%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
19
Provolone
9
Ricotta
Mineral Summary Score
74
Provolone
21
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 the food
Protein
153%
Provolone
68%
Ricotta
Carbohydrates
2%
Provolone
3%
Ricotta
Fats
123%
Provolone
60%
Ricotta

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Provolone Ricotta
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Provolone Ricotta
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Ricotta
Ricotta contains less Sugars (difference - 0.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ricotta
Ricotta contains less Sodium (difference - 792mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.783g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ricotta
Ricotta is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Provolone
Provolone is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Provolone
Provolone is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Provolone Ricotta Opinion
Calories 351 174 Provolone
Protein 25.58 11.26 Provolone
Fats 26.62 12.98 Provolone
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2.14 3.04 Ricotta
Cholesterol 69 51 Ricotta
Vitamin D 20 10 Provolone
Iron 0.52 0.38 Provolone
Calcium 756 207 Provolone
Potassium 138 105 Provolone
Magnesium 28 11 Provolone
Sugars 0.56 0.27 Provolone
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.026 0.021 Provolone
Zinc 3.23 1.16 Provolone
Starch
Phosphorus 496 158 Provolone
Sodium 876 84 Ricotta
Vitamin A 880 445 Provolone
Vitamin E 0.23 0.11 Provolone
Vitamin D 0.5 0.2 Provolone
Vitamin B1 0.019 0.013 Provolone
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.195 Provolone
Vitamin B3 0.156 0.104 Provolone
Vitamin B5 0.476 0.213 Provolone
Vitamin B6 0.073 0.043 Provolone
Vitamin B12 1.46 0.34 Provolone
Vitamin K 2.2 1.1 Provolone
Folate, total 10 12 Ricotta
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 17.078 8.295 Ricotta
Monounsaturated Fat 7.393 3.627 Provolone
Polyunsaturated fat 0.769 0.385 Provolone
Tryptophan 0.345 0.125 Provolone
Threonine 0.982 0.517 Provolone
Isoleucine 1.091 0.589 Provolone
Leucine 2.297 1.221 Provolone
Lysine 2.646 1.338 Provolone
Methionine 0.686 0.281 Provolone
Phenylalanine 1.287 0.556 Provolone
Valine 1.64 0.692 Provolone
Histidine 1.115 0.459 Provolone
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Provolone - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170850/nutrients
  2. Ricotta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170851/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.