Beef vs. Cheddar Cheese

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Beef and Cheddar Cheese


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cooked beef versus cheddar cheese (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both beef and cheddar cheese are high in calories - beef has 277kcal of calories per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories.

sugar

Cheddar cheese and beef contain similar amounts of sugar - cheddar cheese has 0.48g of sugar per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both beef and cheddar cheese are high in protein - beef has 25.4g of protein per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both beef and cheddar cheese are high in saturated fat - beef has 7.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Beef has more trans fat than cheddar cheese - beef has 1.2g of trans fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than beef - beef has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Cheddar cheese has more Vitamin D than beef - beef has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 24iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Beef and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beef has 0.12mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Cheddar cheese has more riboflavin and folate, however, beef contains more niacin, vitamin b6 and vitamin b12. Both beef and cheddar cheese contain significant amounts of thiamin and pantothenic acid.

Beef Cheddar Cheese
Thiamin 0.051 MG 0.029 MG
Riboflavin 0.176 MG 0.428 MG
Niacin 4.537 MG 0.059 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.658 MG 0.41 MG
Vitamin B6 0.336 MG 0.066 MG
Folate 11 UG 27 UG
Vitamin B12 2.9 UG 1.1 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than beef - beef has 35mg of calcium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium.

iron

Beef is a great source of iron and it has more iron than cheddar cheese - beef has 2.3mg of iron per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron.

potassium

Beef is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than cheddar cheese - beef has 275mg of potassium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 76mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, cheddar cheese has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) and DPA than beef per 100 grams.

Beef Cheddar Cheese
alpha linoleic acid 0.056 G 0.114 G
DHA ~ 0.001 G
EPA ~ 0.01 G
DPA ~ 0.017 G
Total 0.056 G 0.142 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, cheddar cheese has more linoleic acid than beef per 100 grams.

Beef Cheddar Cheese
other omega 6 ~ 0.036 G
linoleic acid 0.39 G 1.171 G
Total 0.39 G 1.207 G

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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Cheddar Cheese (Cheese, cheddar) .

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