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Swiss cheese vs Roquefort - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Swiss cheese and Roquefort different?

  • Swiss cheese is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Zinc, however Roquefort is richer in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Swiss cheese is 101% higher.
  • Swiss cheese contains 2 times more Zinc than Roquefort. While Swiss cheese contains 4.37mg of Zinc, Roquefort contains only 2.08mg.
  • Swiss cheese has less Sodium.

Cheese, swiss and Cheese, roquefort are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Calcium +34.4%
Contains more Copper +38.2%
Contains more Zinc +110.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Iron +330.8%
Contains more Potassium +26.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 30
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 267% 7% 24% 16% 120% 246% 25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 199% 9% 22% 12% 57% 169% 236%
Contains more Calcium +34.4%
Contains more Copper +38.2%
Contains more Zinc +110.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Iron +330.8%
Contains more Potassium +26.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 30

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 B12 +378.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1046.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +390.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Folate +390%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1047
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 63% 12% 0% 3% 70% 2% 22% 17% 383% 4% 8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 63% 0% 0% 10% 136% 14% 104% 29% 80% 0% 37%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +378.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1046.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +390.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Folate +390%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1047

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
48
Swiss cheese
39
Roquefort
Mineral Summary Score
88
Swiss cheese
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
162%
Swiss cheese
129%
Roquefort
Carbohydrates
1%
Swiss cheese
2%
Roquefort
Fats
143%
Swiss cheese
141%
Roquefort

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

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Swiss cheese Roquefort
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 contains less Sodium?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 1622mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.036g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roquefort
Roquefort is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($3.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Swiss cheese Roquefort Opinion
Calories 393 369 Swiss cheese
Protein 26.96 21.54 Swiss cheese
Fats 30.99 30.64 Swiss cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.44 2 Roquefort
Cholesterol 93 90 Roquefort
Vitamin D 0 Swiss cheese
Iron 0.13 0.56 Roquefort
Calcium 890 662 Swiss cheese
Potassium 72 91 Roquefort
Magnesium 33 30 Swiss cheese
Sugar 0 Roquefort
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.047 0.034 Swiss cheese
Zinc 4.37 2.08 Swiss cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 574 392 Swiss cheese
Sodium 187 1809 Swiss cheese
Vitamin A 1047 1047
Vitamin E 0.6 Swiss cheese
Vitamin D 0 Swiss cheese
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.04 Roquefort
Vitamin B2 0.302 0.586 Roquefort
Vitamin B3 0.064 0.734 Roquefort
Vitamin B5 0.353 1.731 Roquefort
Vitamin B6 0.071 0.124 Roquefort
Vitamin B12 3.06 0.64 Swiss cheese
Vitamin K 1.4 Swiss cheese
Folate 10 49 Roquefort
Trans Fat 0.987 Roquefort
Saturated Fat 18.227 19.263 Swiss cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 8.046 8.474 Roquefort
Polyunsaturated fat 1.341 1.32 Swiss cheese
Tryptophan 0.401 0.303 Swiss cheese
Threonine 1.038 0.965 Swiss cheese
Isoleucine 1.537 1.217 Swiss cheese
Leucine 2.959 2.114 Swiss cheese
Lysine 2.585 1.848 Swiss cheese
Methionine 0.784 0.558 Swiss cheese
Phenylalanine 1.662 1.023 Swiss cheese
Valine 2.139 1.614 Swiss cheese
Histidine 1.065 0.602 Swiss cheese
Fructose 0 Swiss cheese

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. Swiss cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171251/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.