Cheese vs. Goat Cheese

Nutrition comparison of Cheese and Goat Cheese


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

We compared the nutritional contents of cheese versus goat 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 cheese and goat cheese are high in calories - cheese has 384kcal of calories per 100 grams and goat cheese has 364kcal of calories.

sugar

Goat cheese and cheese contain similar amounts of sugar - goat cheese has 0.12g of sugar per 100 grams and cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both cheese and goat cheese are high in protein - cheese has 23.5g of protein per 100 grams and goat cheese has 21.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both cheese and goat cheese are high in saturated fat - cheese has 16.1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and goat cheese has 20.6g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Both cheese and goat cheese are high in Vitamin A - cheese has 174ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and goat cheese has 407ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Cheese and goat cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - cheese has 21iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and goat cheese has 22iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Cheese and goat cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - cheese has 0.25mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and goat cheese has 0.26mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Cheese Goat Cheese
Thiamin 0.023 MG 0.072 MG
Riboflavin 0.318 MG 0.676 MG
Niacin 0.114 MG 1.148 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.249 MG 0.19 MG
Vitamin B6 0.061 MG 0.06 MG
Folate 13 UG 2 UG
Vitamin B12 1.23 UG 0.22 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both cheese and goat cheese are high in calcium - cheese has 659mg of calcium per 100 grams and goat cheese has 298mg of calcium.

iron

Goat cheese has more iron than cheese - cheese has 0.59mg of iron per 100 grams and goat cheese has 1.6mg of iron.

potassium

Goat cheese has more potassium than cheese - cheese has 85mg of potassium per 100 grams and goat cheese has 158mg 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, both cheese and goat cheese contain significant amounts of beta-carotene.

Cheese Goat Cheese
beta-carotene 56 UG 77 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Cheese Goat Cheese
linoleic acid 0.532 G 0.709 G
Total 0.532 G 0.709 G

Customize your serving size


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: Cheese (Cheese, Mexican blend) and Goat Cheese (Cheese, goat, semisoft type) .

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