Cream Cheese vs. Mayonnaise

Nutrition comparison of Cream Cheese and Mayonnaise


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in cream cheese and mayonnaise:

  • Both mayonnaise and cream cheese are high in calories and saturated fat.
  • Cream cheese has more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Cream cheese is an excellent source of Vitamin A and calcium.
  • Mayonnaise has 5.2 times less trans fat than cream cheese.
  • Mayonnaise has 58% less cholesterol than cream cheese.
  • Mayonnaise is an excellent source of Vitamin K.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cream cheese and mayonnaise is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Cream Cheese (Cheese, cream) and Mayonnaise (Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both mayonnaise and cream cheese are high in calories. Mayonnaise has 94% more calories than cream cheese - mayonnaise has 680 calories per 100 grams and cream cheese has 350 calories.

Cream Cheese Mayonnaise
Protein 7% ~
Carbohydrates 6% ~
Fat 87% 99%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Mayonnaise and cream cheese contain similar amounts carbs - mayonnaise has 0.57g of total carbs per 100 grams and cream cheese has 5.5g of carbohydrates.

sugar

Mayonnaise and cream cheese contain similar amounts of sugar - mayonnaise has 0.57g of sugar per 100 grams and cream cheese has 3.8g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Cream cheese has 541% more protein than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 0.96g of protein per 100 grams and cream cheese has 6.2g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both mayonnaise and cream cheese are high in saturated fat. Cream cheese has 73% more saturated fat than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 11.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cream cheese has 20.2g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Mayonnaise has 5.2 times less trans fat than cream cheese - mayonnaise has 0.19g of trans fat per 100 grams and cream cheese has 1.2g of trans fat.

cholesterol

Mayonnaise has 58% less cholesterol than cream cheese - mayonnaise has 42mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and cream cheese has 101mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Cream cheese is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 18 times more Vitamin A than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 16ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cream cheese has 308ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Mayonnaise has more Vitamin D than cream cheese - mayonnaise has 7iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and cream cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Mayonnaise has 281% more Vitamin E than cream cheese - mayonnaise has 3.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cream cheese has 0.86mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Mayonnaise is an excellent source of Vitamin K and it has 76 times more Vitamin K than cream cheese - mayonnaise has 163ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and cream cheese has 2.1ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Cream cheese has more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Both cream cheese and mayonnaise contain significant amounts of thiamin, folate and Vitamin B12.

Cream Cheese Mayonnaise
Thiamin 0.023 MG 0.01 MG
Riboflavin 0.23 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 0.091 MG ~
Pantothenic acid 0.517 MG 0.172 MG
Vitamin B6 0.056 MG 0.008 MG
Folate 9 UG 5 UG
Vitamin B12 0.22 UG 0.12 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cream cheese is an excellent source of calcium and it has 11 times more calcium than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 8mg of calcium per 100 grams and cream cheese has 97mg of calcium.

iron

Mayonnaise and cream cheese contain similar amounts of iron - mayonnaise has 0.21mg of iron per 100 grams and cream cheese has 0.11mg of iron.

potassium

Cream cheese has 560% more potassium than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 20mg of potassium per 100 grams and cream cheese has 132mg 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 cream cheese and mayonnaise contain small amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Cream Cheese Mayonnaise
beta-carotene 59 UG 6 UG
alpha-carotene 1 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 7 UG 12 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, mayonnaise has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than cream cheese per 100 grams, however, cream cheese contains more dpa than mayonnaise per 100 grams.

Cream Cheese Mayonnaise
alpha linoleic acid 0.131 G 5.456 G
EPA 0.01 G ~
DPA 0.02 G ~
DHA ~ 0.005 G
Total 0.161 G 5.461 G

omega 6s

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

Cream Cheese Mayonnaise
other omega 6 0.002 G 0.125 G
linoleic acid 1.212 G 39.146 G
Total 1.214 G 39.271 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: Cream Cheese (Cheese, cream) and Mayonnaise (Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular) .

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