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Mayonnaise vs Cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mayonnaise and Cheese

  • Mayonnaise is richer in Vitamin K, yet Cheese is richer in Calcium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Zinc, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Mayonnaise is 134% higher.

Food types used in this article are Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular and Cheese, cheddar.

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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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Cheese
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +8775%
Contains more Potassium +280%
Contains more Magnesium +2600%
Contains more Copper +57.9%
Contains more Zinc +2326.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +2066.7%
Equal in Sodium - 653
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 3% 2% 1% 7% 5% 9% 83%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 213% 7% 20% 10% 100% 195% 86%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +8775%
Contains more Potassium +280%
Contains more Magnesium +2600%
Contains more Copper +57.9%
Contains more Zinc +2326.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +2066.7%
Equal in Sodium - 653

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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Cheese
Contains more Vitamin E +362%
Contains more Vitamin K +6691.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1810.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +725%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +816.7%
Contains more Folate +440%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 4% 66% 6% 3% 5% 0% 11% 2% 15% 408% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 75% 15% 18% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 138% 6% 21%
Contains more Vitamin E +362%
Contains more Vitamin K +6691.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1810.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2152.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +725%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +816.7%
Contains more Folate +440%

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
43
Mayonnaise
35
Cheese
Mineral Summary Score
14
Mayonnaise
79
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
6%
Mayonnaise
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
1%
Mayonnaise
3%
Cheese
Fats
345%
Mayonnaise
154%
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.
Mayonnaise Cheese
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Mayonnaise 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?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 57mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.164g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mayonnaise Cheese Opinion
Calories 680 404 Mayonnaise
Protein 0.96 22.87 Cheese
Fats 74.85 33.31 Mayonnaise
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.57 3.09 Cheese
Cholesterol 42 99 Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 7 24 Cheese
Iron 0.21 0.14 Mayonnaise
Calcium 8 710 Cheese
Potassium 20 76 Cheese
Magnesium 1 27 Cheese
Sugar 0.57 0.48 Cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.019 0.03 Cheese
Zinc 0.15 3.64 Cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 21 455 Cheese
Sodium 635 653 Mayonnaise
Vitamin A 65 1242 Cheese
Vitamin E 3.28 0.71 Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 0.2 0.6 Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.01 0.029 Cheese
Vitamin B2 0.019 0.428 Cheese
Vitamin B3 0 0.059 Cheese
Vitamin B5 0.172 0.41 Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.008 0.066 Cheese
Vitamin B12 0.12 1.1 Cheese
Vitamin K 163 2.4 Mayonnaise
Folate 5 27 Cheese
Trans Fat 0.187 0.917 Mayonnaise
Saturated Fat 11.703 18.867 Mayonnaise
Monounsaturated Fat 16.843 9.246 Mayonnaise
Polyunsaturated fat 44.69 1.421 Mayonnaise
Tryptophan 0.017 0.547 Cheese
Threonine 0.055 1.044 Cheese
Isoleucine 0.065 1.206 Cheese
Leucine 0.095 1.939 Cheese
Lysine 0.072 1.025 Cheese
Methionine 0.035 0.547 Cheese
Phenylalanine 0.057 1.074 Cheese
Valine 0.074 1.404 Cheese
Histidine 0.026 0.547 Cheese
Fructose 0.05 0 Mayonnaise

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. Mayonnaise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171009/nutrients
  2. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.