Cheddar Cheese vs. Peanut Butter

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Peanut Butter


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

We compared the nutritional contents of cheddar cheese versus peanut butter (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 cheddar cheese and peanut butter are high in calories - cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories per 100 grams and peanut butter has 589kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Peanut butter is a excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than cheddar cheese - peanut butter has 8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Cheddar cheese has less sugar than peanut butter - cheddar cheese has 0.48g of sugar per 100 grams and peanut butter has 8.4g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Both cheddar cheese and peanut butter are high in protein - cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein per 100 grams and peanut butter has 24.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both cheddar cheese and peanut butter are high in saturated fat - cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat per 100 grams and peanut butter has 7.6g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than peanut butter - cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and peanut butter does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

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

Vitamin E

Peanut butter has signficantly more Vitamin E than cheddar cheese - cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and peanut butter has 6.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Peanut butter has more thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 and folate, however, cheddar cheese contains more riboflavin and vitamin b12.

Cheddar Cheese Peanut Butter
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.106 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.111 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 13.696 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG 1.118 MG
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG 0.418 MG
Folate 27 UG 92 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Both cheddar cheese and peanut butter are high in calcium - cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium per 100 grams and peanut butter has 45mg of calcium.

iron

Peanut butter has signficantly more iron than cheddar cheese - cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron per 100 grams and peanut butter has 1.9mg of iron.

potassium

Peanut butter is a excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than cheddar cheese - cheddar cheese has 76mg of potassium per 100 grams and peanut butter has 745mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, cheddar cheese has more DPA than peanut butter per 100 grams. Both cheddar cheese and peanut butter contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Cheddar Cheese Peanut Butter
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.078 G
DHA 0.001 G ~
EPA 0.01 G ~
DPA 0.017 G ~
Total 0.142 G 0.078 G

omega 6s

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

Cheddar Cheese Peanut Butter
other omega 6 0.048 G 0.64 G
linoleic acid 1.171 G 13.854 G
Total 1.219 G 14.494 G

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Note: The specific food items compared are: Cheddar Cheese (Cheese, cheddar) and Peanut Butter (Peanut butter, chunk style, with salt) .

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