Cheddar Cheese vs. Chicken

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Cooked Chicken


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

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

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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both chicken and cheddar cheese are high in calories - chicken has 189kcal of calories per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories.

sugar

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

Protein

protein

Both chicken and cheddar cheese are high in protein - chicken has 23.3g of protein per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Cheddar cheese is high in saturated fat and chicken has less saturated fat than cheddar cheese - chicken has 3.1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Chicken and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of trans fat - chicken has 0.09g 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 chicken - cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Cheddar cheese has more Vitamin D than chicken - cheddar cheese has 24iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Chicken and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - chicken has 0.39mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Cheddar Cheese Chicken
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.121 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.302 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 7.107 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG 1.327 MG
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG 0.538 MG
Folate 27 UG 2 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG 0.51 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than chicken - chicken has 8mg of calcium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium.

iron

Chicken has more iron than cheddar cheese - chicken has 0.93mg of iron per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron.

potassium

Chicken is a excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than cheddar cheese - chicken has 677mg of potassium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 76mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, chicken has more DHA than cheddar cheese per 100 grams. Both cheddar cheese and chicken contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA) and DPA.

Cheddar Cheese Chicken
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.1 G
DHA 0.001 G 0.031 G
EPA 0.01 G 0.008 G
DPA 0.017 G 0.016 G
Total 0.142 G 0.155 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both cheddar cheese and chicken contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Cheddar Cheese Chicken
other omega 6 0.003 G 0.02 G
linoleic acid 1.171 G 1.818 G
Total 1.174 G 1.838 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: Cheddar Cheese (Cheese, cheddar) and Chicken (Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned) .

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