Parmesan Cheese vs. Flaxseeds

Nutrition comparison of Parmesan Cheese and Flaxseeds


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in parmesan cheese and flaxseeds:

  • Both flaxseeds and parmesan cheese are high in calcium, calories and protein.
  • Flaxseed has more thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, parmesan cheese contains more Vitamin B12.
  • Flaxseed is an excellent source of dietary fiber, iron and potassium.
  • Parmesan cheese has more beta-carotene than flaxseed, however, flaxseed contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than parmesan cheese.
  • Parmesan cheese has signficantly less carbohydrates than flaxseed.
  • Parmesan cheese is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
Detailed nutritional comparison of parmesan cheese and flaxseeds 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: Parmesan Cheese (Cheese, parmesan, hard) and Flaxseeds (Seeds, flaxseed) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both flaxseeds and parmesan cheese are high in calories. Flaxseed has 36% more calories than parmesan cheese - flaxseed has 534 calories per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 392 calories.

Parmesan Cheese Flaxseeds
Protein 37% 13%
Carbohydrates 3% 21%
Fat 59% 66%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Parmesan cheese has signficantly less carbohydrates than flaxseed - flaxseed has 28.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 3.2g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Flaxseed is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than parmesan cheese - flaxseed has 27.3g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and parmesan cheese does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Flaxseeds and parmesan cheese contain similar amounts of sugar - flaxseed has 1.6g of sugar per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 0.11g of sugar.

Protein

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Both flaxseeds and parmesan cheese are high in protein. Parmesan cheese has 95% more protein than flaxseed - flaxseed has 18.3g of protein per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 35.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Parmesan cheese is high in saturated fat and flaxseed has 75% less saturated fat than parmesan cheese - flaxseed has 3.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 14.9g of saturated fat.

cholesterol

Flaxseed has less cholesterol than parmesan cheese - parmesan cheese has 68mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and flaxseed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Flaxseeds and parmesan cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - flaxseed has 0.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and parmesan cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Parmesan cheese is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than flaxseed - parmesan cheese has 207ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and flaxseed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Parmesan cheese has more Vitamin D than flaxseed - parmesan cheese has 19iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and flaxseed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Flaxseeds and parmesan cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - flaxseed has 0.31mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 0.22mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Flaxseeds and parmesan cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - flaxseed has 4.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 1.7ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Flaxseed has more thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, parmesan cheese contains more Vitamin B12. Both parmesan cheese and flaxseeds contain significant amounts of riboflavin.

Parmesan Cheese Flaxseeds
Thiamin 0.039 MG 1.644 MG
Riboflavin 0.332 MG 0.161 MG
Niacin 0.271 MG 3.08 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.453 MG 0.985 MG
Vitamin B6 0.091 MG 0.473 MG
Folate 7 UG 87 UG
Vitamin B12 1.2 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Both flaxseeds and parmesan cheese are high in calcium. Parmesan cheese has 364% more calcium than flaxseed - flaxseed has 255mg of calcium per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 1184mg of calcium.

iron

Flaxseed is an excellent source of iron and it has 599% more iron than parmesan cheese - flaxseed has 5.7mg of iron per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 0.82mg of iron.

potassium

Flaxseed is an excellent source of potassium and it has 784% more potassium than parmesan cheese - flaxseed has 813mg of potassium per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 92mg 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, parmesan cheese has more beta-carotene than flaxseed per 100 grams, however, flaxseed contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than parmesan cheese per 100 grams.

Parmesan Cheese Flaxseeds
beta-carotene 66 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 651 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than parmesan cheese per 100 grams.

Parmesan Cheese Flaxseeds
alpha linoleic acid 0.297 G 22.813 G
Total 0.297 G 22.813 G

omega 6s

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

Parmesan Cheese Flaxseeds
linoleic acid 0.272 G 5.903 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.007 G
Total 0.272 G 5.91 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: Parmesan Cheese (Cheese, parmesan, hard) and Flaxseeds (Seeds, flaxseed) .

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FAQ

Does flaxseeds or parmesan cheese contain more calories in 100 grams?
Both flaxseeds and parmesan cheese are high in calories. Flaxseed has 40% more calories than parmesan cheese - flaxseed has 534 calories in 100g and parmesan cheese has 392 calories.

Is flaxseeds or parmesan cheese better for protein?
Both flaxseeds and parmesan cheese are high in protein. Parmesan cheese has 100% more protein than flaxseed - flaxseed has 18.3g of protein per 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 35.8g of protein.

Does flaxseeds or parmesan cheese contain more calcium?
Both flaxseeds and parmesan cheese are high in calcium. Parmesan cheese has 360% more calcium than flaxseed - flaxseed has 255mg of calcium in 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 1184mg of calcium.

Does flaxseeds or parmesan cheese contain more iron?
Flaxseed is an abundant source of iron and it has 600% more iron than parmesan cheese - flaxseed has 5.7mg of iron in 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 0.82mg of iron.

Does flaxseeds or parmesan cheese contain more potassium?
Flaxseed is a rich source of potassium and it has 780% more potassium than parmesan cheese - flaxseed has 813mg of potassium in 100 grams and parmesan cheese has 92mg of potassium.

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