Cheddar Cheese vs. Egg Yolk

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Egg Yolk


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

We compared the nutritional contents of cheddar cheese versus egg yolk (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 egg yolk and cheddar cheese are high in calories - egg yolk has 322kcal of calories per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories.

sugar

Egg yolk and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of sugar - egg yolk has 0.56g of sugar per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.48g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Both egg yolk and cheddar cheese are high in protein - egg yolk has 15.9g of protein per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both egg yolk and cheddar cheese are high in saturated fat - egg yolk has 9.6g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Both egg yolk and cheddar cheese are high in Vitamin A - egg yolk has 381ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Egg yolk is a excellent source of Vitamin D and it has more Vitamin D than cheddar cheese - egg yolk has 218iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 24iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Egg yolk has more Vitamin E than cheddar cheese - egg yolk has 2.6mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Egg yolk has more thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 and folate. Both cheddar cheese and egg yolk contain significant amounts of riboflavin and vitamin b12.

Cheddar Cheese Egg Yolk
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.176 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.528 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 0.024 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG 2.99 MG
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG 0.35 MG
Folate 27 UG 146 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG 1.95 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both egg yolk and cheddar cheese are high in calcium - egg yolk has 129mg of calcium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium.

iron

Egg yolk is a great source of iron and it has more iron than cheddar cheese - egg yolk has 2.7mg of iron per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron.

potassium

Egg yolk and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of potassium - egg yolk has 109mg 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, egg yolk has more alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than cheddar cheese per 100 grams. Both cheddar cheese and egg yolk contain significant amounts of beta-carotene.

Cheddar Cheese Egg Yolk
beta-carotene 85 UG 88 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 38 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 1094 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, Egg yolk has more dha than cheddar cheese per 100 grams, however, cheddar cheese contains more dpa than egg yolk per 100 grams. Both cheddar cheese and egg yolk contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA) and EPA.

Cheddar Cheese Egg Yolk
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.103 G
DHA 0.001 G 0.114 G
EPA 0.01 G 0.011 G
DPA 0.017 G ~
Total 0.142 G 0.228 G

omega 6s

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

Cheddar Cheese Egg Yolk
other omega 6 0.053 G 0.438 G
linoleic acid 1.171 G 3.538 G
Total 1.224 G 3.976 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 Egg Yolk (Egg, yolk, raw, fresh) .

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