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Swiss cheese vs Ricotta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Swiss cheese and Ricotta?

  • Ricotta has less Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium than Swiss cheese.
  • Swiss cheese's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 113% higher.
  • Swiss cheese has 4 times more Calcium than Ricotta. Swiss cheese has 890mg of Calcium, while Ricotta has 207mg.
  • Ricotta contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Cheese, swiss and Cheese, ricotta, whole milk types in this 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
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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 267% 7% 24% 16% 120% 246% 25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 63% 10% 8% 7% 32% 68% 11%
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%

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 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 Folate +20%
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% 27% 3% 6% 4% 45% 2% 13% 10% 43% 3% 9%
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 Folate +20%

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
14
Ricotta
Mineral Summary Score
88
Swiss cheese
26
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 food.
Protein
162%
Swiss cheese
68%
Ricotta
Carbohydrates
1%
Swiss cheese
3%
Ricotta
Fats
143%
Swiss cheese
60%
Ricotta

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Swiss cheese 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 richer in minerals?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Swiss cheese
Swiss cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.27g)
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)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Ricotta Opinion
Calories 393 174 Swiss cheese
Protein 26.96 11.26 Swiss cheese
Fats 30.99 12.98 Swiss cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Net carbs 1.440000057220459 3.0399999618530273 Ricotta
Carbs 1.44 3.04 Ricotta
Cholesterol 93 51 Ricotta
Vitamin D 0 10 Ricotta
Iron 0.13 0.38 Ricotta
Calcium 890 207 Swiss cheese
Potassium 72 105 Ricotta
Magnesium 33 11 Swiss cheese
Sugar 0 0.27 Swiss cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.047 0.021 Swiss cheese
Zinc 4.37 1.16 Swiss cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 574 158 Swiss cheese
Sodium 187 84 Ricotta
Vitamin A 1047 445 Swiss cheese
Vitamin E 0.6 0.11 Swiss cheese
Vitamin D 0 0.2 Ricotta
Vitamin B1 0.011 0.013 Ricotta
Vitamin B2 0.302 0.195 Swiss cheese
Vitamin B3 0.064 0.104 Ricotta
Vitamin B5 0.353 0.213 Swiss cheese
Vitamin B6 0.071 0.043 Swiss cheese
Vitamin B12 3.06 0.34 Swiss cheese
Vitamin K 1.4 1.1 Swiss cheese
Folate 10 12 Ricotta
Trans Fat 0.987 Ricotta
Saturated Fat 18.227 8.295 Ricotta
Monounsaturated Fat 8.046 3.627 Swiss cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.341 0.385 Swiss cheese
Tryptophan 0.401 0.125 Swiss cheese
Threonine 1.038 0.517 Swiss cheese
Isoleucine 1.537 0.589 Swiss cheese
Leucine 2.959 1.221 Swiss cheese
Lysine 2.585 1.338 Swiss cheese
Methionine 0.784 0.281 Swiss cheese
Phenylalanine 1.662 0.556 Swiss cheese
Valine 2.139 0.692 Swiss cheese
Histidine 1.065 0.459 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. Ricotta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170851/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.