Cheddar Cheese vs. Filet O Fish

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Filet O Fish


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

We compared the nutritional contents of cheddar cheese versus filet o fish (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in cheddar cheese and filet o fish:

  • Both filet o fish and cheddar cheese are high in calcium, calories and protein.
  • Cheddar cheese is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
  • Filet o fish has more thiamin and niacin, however, cheddar cheese contains more riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Filet o fish has signficantly more iron than cheddar cheese.
  • Filet o fish is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cheddar cheese and filet o fish is analyzed below. 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 filet o fish and cheddar cheese are high in calories - filet o fish has 282kcal of calories per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Filet o fish has more dietary fiber than cheddar cheese - filet o fish has 1.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Filet o fish and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of sugar - filet o fish has 3.7g of sugar per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.48g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Both filet o fish and cheddar cheese are high in protein - filet o fish has 11.3g of protein per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Cheddar cheese is high in saturated fat and filet o fish has less saturated fat than cheddar cheese - filet o fish has 2.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Filet o fish has more trans fat than cheddar cheese - filet o fish has 0.13g of trans fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Filet o fish and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - filet o fish has 0.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Cheddar cheese is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than filet o fish - cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and filet o fish does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

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

Vitamin E

Filet o fish and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - filet o fish has 1.2mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Filet o fish has more thiamin and niacin, however, cheddar cheese contains more riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Both cheddar cheese and filet o fish contain significant amounts of folate and Vitamin B12.

Cheddar Cheese Filet O Fish
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.211 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.13 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 2.22 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG ~
Folate 27 UG 21 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG 1.08 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both filet o fish and cheddar cheese are high in calcium - filet o fish has 120mg of calcium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium.

iron

Filet o fish has signficantly more iron than cheddar cheese - filet o fish has 1.6mg of iron per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron.

potassium

Filet o fish is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than cheddar cheese - filet o fish has 220mg of potassium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 76mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, Filet o fish has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA), dha and epa than cheddar cheese per 100 grams, however, cheddar cheese contains more dpa than filet o fish per 100 grams.

Cheddar Cheese Filet O Fish
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.639 G
DHA 0.001 G 0.061 G
EPA 0.01 G 0.03 G
DPA 0.017 G 0.005 G
Total 0.142 G 0.735 G

omega 6s

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

Cheddar Cheese Filet O Fish
other omega 6 0.036 G 0.006 G
linoleic acid 1.171 G 5.187 G
Total 1.207 G 5.193 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 Filet O Fish (McDONALD'S, FILET-O-FISH) .

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