Cheddar Cheese vs. Greek Yogurt

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Greek Yogurt


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

We compared the nutritional contents of cheddar cheese versus greek yogurt (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

Cheddar cheese is high in calories and greek yogurt has less calories than cheddar cheese - greek yogurt has 73kcal of calories per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories.

sugar

Greek yogurt and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of sugar - greek yogurt has 3.6g of sugar per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.48g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Both greek yogurt and cheddar cheese are high in protein - greek yogurt has 10g of protein per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Cheddar cheese is high in saturated fat and greek yogurt has less saturated fat than cheddar cheese - greek yogurt has 1.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Greek yogurt and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of trans fat - greek yogurt has 0.06g of trans fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Greek yogurt has more Vitamin C than cheddar cheese - greek yogurt has 0.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than greek yogurt - greek yogurt has 90ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

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

Vitamin E

Greek yogurt and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - greek yogurt has 0.04mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Cheddar Cheese Greek Yogurt
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.044 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.233 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 0.197 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG 0.47 MG
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG 0.055 MG
Folate 27 UG 12 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG 0.52 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both greek yogurt and cheddar cheese are high in calcium - greek yogurt has 115mg of calcium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium.

iron

Greek yogurt and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of iron - greek yogurt has 0.04mg of iron per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron.

potassium

Greek yogurt has more potassium than cheddar cheese - greek yogurt has 141mg 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 greek yogurt per 100 grams.

Cheddar Cheese Greek Yogurt
beta-carotene 85 UG 6 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 1 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, cheddar cheese has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) and DPA than greek yogurt per 100 grams.

Cheddar Cheese Greek Yogurt
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.007 G
DHA 0.001 G ~
EPA 0.01 G ~
DPA 0.017 G ~
Total 0.142 G 0.007 G

omega 6s

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

Cheddar Cheese Greek Yogurt
other omega 6 0.036 G 0.002 G
linoleic acid 1.171 G 0.065 G
Total 1.207 G 0.067 G

Customize your serving size


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Note: The specific food items compared are: Cheddar Cheese (Cheese, cheddar) and Greek Yogurt (Yogurt, Greek, plain, lowfat) .

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