Goat Cheese vs. Parmesan Cheese

Nutrition comparison of Goat Cheese and Parmesan Cheese


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

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

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

  • Both parmesan cheese and goat cheese are high in Vitamin A, calcium, calories, protein and saturated fat.
  • Goat cheese has more riboflavin and niacin, however, parmesan cheese contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12.
Detailed nutritional comparison of goat cheese and parmesan cheese 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: Goat Cheese (Cheese, goat, semisoft type) and Parmesan Cheese (Cheese, parmesan, hard) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both parmesan cheese and goat cheese are high in calories. Parmesan cheese has a little more calories (8%) than goat cheese by weight - parmesan cheese has 392 calories per 100 grams and goat cheese has 364 calories.

Goat Cheese Parmesan Cheese
Protein 24% 37%
Carbohydrates ~ 3%
Fat 76% 59%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both parmesan cheese and goat cheese are low in carbohydrates - parmesan cheese has 3.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and goat cheese has 0.12g of carbohydrates.

sugar

Parmesan cheese and goat cheese contain similar amounts of sugar - parmesan cheese has 0.11g of sugar per 100 grams and goat cheese has 0.12g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Both parmesan cheese and goat cheese are high in protein. Parmesan cheese has 66% more protein than goat cheese - parmesan cheese has 35.8g of protein per 100 grams and goat cheese has 21.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both parmesan cheese and goat cheese are high in saturated fat. Goat cheese has 39% more saturated fat than parmesan cheese - parmesan cheese has 14.9g of saturated fat per 100 grams and goat cheese has 20.6g of saturated fat.

cholesterol

Parmesan cheese and goat cheese contain similar amounts of cholesterol - parmesan cheese has 68mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and goat cheese has 79mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Both parmesan cheese and goat cheese are high in Vitamin A. Goat cheese has 97% more Vitamin A than parmesan cheese - parmesan cheese has 207ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and goat cheese has 407ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Parmesan cheese and goat cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - parmesan cheese has 19iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and goat cheese has 22iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Parmesan cheese and goat cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - parmesan cheese has 0.22mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and goat cheese has 0.26mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Parmesan cheese and goat cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - parmesan cheese has 1.7ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and goat cheese has 2.5ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Goat Cheese Parmesan Cheese
Thiamin 0.072 MG 0.039 MG
Riboflavin 0.676 MG 0.332 MG
Niacin 1.148 MG 0.271 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.19 MG 0.453 MG
Vitamin B6 0.06 MG 0.091 MG
Folate 2 UG 7 UG
Vitamin B12 0.22 UG 1.2 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both parmesan cheese and goat cheese are high in calcium. Parmesan cheese has 297% more calcium than goat cheese - parmesan cheese has 1184mg of calcium per 100 grams and goat cheese has 298mg of calcium.

iron

Goat cheese has 98% more iron than parmesan cheese - parmesan cheese has 0.82mg of iron per 100 grams and goat cheese has 1.6mg of iron.

potassium

Goat cheese has 72% more potassium than parmesan cheese - parmesan cheese has 92mg 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 goat cheese and parmesan cheese contain significant amounts of beta-carotene.

Goat Cheese Parmesan Cheese
beta-carotene 77 UG 66 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Goat Cheese Parmesan Cheese
linoleic acid 0.709 G 0.272 G
Total 0.709 G 0.272 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: Goat Cheese (Cheese, goat, semisoft type) and Parmesan Cheese (Cheese, parmesan, hard) .

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