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Ricotta vs Swiss cheese - 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 +192.3%
Contains more Potassium +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -55.1%
Contains more Calcium +330%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +123.8%
Contains more Zinc +276.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +263.3%
Contains more Iron +192.3%
Contains more Potassium +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -55.1%
Contains more Calcium +330%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +123.8%
Contains more Zinc +276.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +263.3%

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +800%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +800%
Contains more Vitamin K +27.3%

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
9
Ricotta
26
Swiss cheese
Mineral Summary Score
21
Ricotta
74
Swiss 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 the food
Protein
68%
Ricotta
162%
Swiss cheese
Carbohydrates
3%
Ricotta
1%
Swiss cheese
Fats
60%
Ricotta
143%
Swiss cheese

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.
Ricotta Swiss cheese
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ricotta Swiss cheese
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 richer in minerals?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese contains less Sugars (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ricotta
Ricotta contains less Sodium (difference - 103mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ricotta
Ricotta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.932g)
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)

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 Ricotta Swiss cheese Opinion
Calories 174 393 Swiss cheese
Protein 11.26 26.96 Swiss cheese
Fats 12.98 30.99 Swiss cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.04 1.44 Ricotta
Cholesterol 51 93 Ricotta
Vitamin D 10 0 Ricotta
Iron 0.38 0.13 Ricotta
Calcium 207 890 Swiss cheese
Potassium 105 72 Ricotta
Magnesium 11 33 Swiss cheese
Sugars 0.27 0 Ricotta
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.021 0.047 Swiss cheese
Zinc 1.16 4.37 Swiss cheese
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Phosphorus 158 574 Swiss cheese
Sodium 84 187 Ricotta
Vitamin A 445 1047 Swiss cheese
Vitamin E 0.11 0.6 Swiss cheese
Vitamin D 0.2 0 Ricotta
Vitamin B1 0.013 0.011 Ricotta
Vitamin B2 0.195 0.302 Swiss cheese
Vitamin B3 0.104 0.064 Ricotta
Vitamin B5 0.213 0.353 Swiss cheese
Vitamin B6 0.043 0.071 Swiss cheese
Vitamin B12 0.34 3.06 Swiss cheese
Vitamin K 1.1 1.4 Swiss cheese
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.987 Ricotta
Saturated Fat 8.295 18.227 Ricotta
Monounsaturated Fat 3.627 8.046 Swiss cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.385 1.341 Swiss cheese
Tryptophan 0.125 0.401 Swiss cheese
Threonine 0.517 1.038 Swiss cheese
Isoleucine 0.589 1.537 Swiss cheese
Leucine 1.221 2.959 Swiss cheese
Lysine 1.338 2.585 Swiss cheese
Methionine 0.281 0.784 Swiss cheese
Phenylalanine 0.556 1.662 Swiss cheese
Valine 0.692 2.139 Swiss cheese
Histidine 0.459 1.065 Swiss cheese
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.