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Ricotta vs Roquefort - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ricotta and Roquefort

  • Roquefort is higher than Ricotta in Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, and Folate.
  • Roquefort covers your daily Sodium needs 75% more than Ricotta.

Food varieties used in this article are Cheese, ricotta, whole milk and Cheese, roquefort.

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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
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Calcium +219.8%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.1%
Contains more Zinc +79.3%
Contains more Copper +61.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 63% 15% 8% 68% 10% 11% 32% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 199% 22% 22% 169% 9% 236% 57% 12%
Contains more Potassium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Calcium +219.8%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.1%
Contains more Zinc +79.3%
Contains more Copper +61.9%

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 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +605.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +712.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +188.4%
Contains more Folate +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +88.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 27% 3% 6% 0% 4% 45% 2% 13% 10% 9% 43% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 63% 0% 0% 0% 10% 136% 14% 104% 29% 37% 80% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +605.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +712.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +188.4%
Contains more Folate +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +88.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ricotta Roquefort Opinion
Net carbs 3.04g 2g Ricotta
Protein 11.26g 21.54g Roquefort
Fats 12.98g 30.64g Roquefort
Carbs 3.04g 2g Ricotta
Calories 174kcal 369kcal Roquefort
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.27g g Roquefort
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 207mg 662mg Roquefort
Iron 0.38mg 0.56mg Roquefort
Magnesium 11mg 30mg Roquefort
Phosphorus 158mg 392mg Roquefort
Potassium 105mg 91mg Ricotta
Sodium 84mg 1809mg Ricotta
Zinc 1.16mg 2.08mg Roquefort
Copper 0.021mg 0.034mg Roquefort
Vitamin A 445IU 1047IU Roquefort
Vitamin E 0.11mg mg Ricotta
Vitamin D 10IU IU Ricotta
Vitamin D 0.2µg µg Ricotta
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.013mg 0.04mg Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.195mg 0.586mg Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.104mg 0.734mg Roquefort
Vitamin B5 0.213mg 1.731mg Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.043mg 0.124mg Roquefort
Folate 12µg 49µg Roquefort
Vitamin B12 0.34µg 0.64µg Roquefort
Vitamin K 1.1µg µg Ricotta
Tryptophan 0.125mg 0.303mg Roquefort
Threonine 0.517mg 0.965mg Roquefort
Isoleucine 0.589mg 1.217mg Roquefort
Leucine 1.221mg 2.114mg Roquefort
Lysine 1.338mg 1.848mg Roquefort
Methionine 0.281mg 0.558mg Roquefort
Phenylalanine 0.556mg 1.023mg Roquefort
Valine 0.692mg 1.614mg Roquefort
Histidine 0.459mg 0.602mg Roquefort
Cholesterol 51mg 90mg Ricotta
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.295g 19.263g Ricotta
Monounsaturated Fat 3.627g 8.474g Roquefort
Polyunsaturated fat 0.385g 1.32g Roquefort

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ricotta Roquefort
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
14
Ricotta
39
Roquefort
Mineral Summary Score
26
Ricotta
90
Roquefort

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
68%
Ricotta
129%
Roquefort
Carbohydrates
3%
Ricotta
2%
Roquefort
Fats
60%
Ricotta
141%
Roquefort

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Roquefort
Roquefort is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Roquefort
Roquefort is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ricotta
Ricotta contains less Sodium (difference - 1725mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.968g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ricotta
Ricotta is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)

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. Ricotta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170851/nutrients
  2. Roquefort - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171250/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.