Cheddar Cheese vs. Chocolate Ice Cream

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Chocolate Ice Cream


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

We compared the nutritional contents of cheddar cheese versus chocolate ice cream (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 chocolate ice cream and cheddar cheese are high in calories - chocolate ice cream has 216kcal of calories per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Chocolate ice cream has more dietary fiber than cheddar cheese - chocolate ice cream has 1.2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Chocolate ice cream is high in sugar and cheddar cheese has less sugar than chocolate ice cream - chocolate ice cream has 25.4g of sugar per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.48g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of protein and it has more protein than chocolate ice cream - chocolate ice cream has 3.8g of protein per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both chocolate ice cream and cheddar cheese are high in saturated fat - chocolate ice cream has 6.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Chocolate ice cream has more Vitamin C than cheddar cheese - chocolate ice cream has 0.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Both chocolate ice cream and cheddar cheese are high in Vitamin A - chocolate ice cream has 118ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Cheddar cheese has more Vitamin D than chocolate ice cream - chocolate ice cream has 8iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 24iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Chocolate ice cream and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - chocolate ice cream has 0.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Cheddar Cheese Chocolate Ice Cream
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.042 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.194 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 0.226 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG 0.554 MG
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG 0.055 MG
Folate 27 UG 16 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG 0.29 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both chocolate ice cream and cheddar cheese are high in calcium - chocolate ice cream has 109mg of calcium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium.

iron

Chocolate ice cream has more iron than cheddar cheese - chocolate ice cream has 0.93mg of iron per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron.

potassium

Chocolate ice cream is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than cheddar cheese - chocolate ice cream has 249mg of potassium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 76mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]
For specific types of carotenoids, cheddar cheese has more beta-carotene than chocolate ice cream per 100 grams.

Cheddar Cheese Chocolate Ice Cream
beta-carotene 85 UG 19 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Cheddar Cheese Chocolate Ice Cream
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.15 G
DHA 0.001 G ~
EPA 0.01 G ~
DPA 0.017 G ~
Total 0.142 G 0.15 G

omega 6s

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

Cheddar Cheese Chocolate Ice Cream
other omega 6 0.036 G ~
linoleic acid 1.171 G 0.25 G
Total 1.207 G 0.25 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 Chocolate Ice Cream (Ice creams, chocolate) .

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