Cheddar Cheese vs. Pork

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Cooked Pork


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

We compared the nutritional contents of cheddar cheese versus cooked pork (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 pork and cheddar cheese are high in calories - pork has 297kcal of calories per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories.

sugar

Cheddar cheese and pork contain similar amounts of sugar - cheddar cheese has 0.48g of sugar per 100 grams and pork does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both pork and cheddar cheese are high in protein - pork has 25.7g of protein per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both pork and cheddar cheese are high in saturated fat - pork has 7.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pork has more Vitamin C than cheddar cheese - pork has 0.7mg 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 pork - pork has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Pork and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - pork has 21iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 24iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Pork and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pork has 0.21mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Cheddar Cheese Pork
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.706 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.22 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 4.206 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG 0.52 MG
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG 0.391 MG
Folate 27 UG 6 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG 0.54 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than pork - pork has 22mg of calcium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium.

iron

Pork has more iron than cheddar cheese - pork has 1.3mg of iron per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron.

potassium

Pork is a excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than cheddar cheese - pork has 362mg of potassium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 76mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Cheddar Cheese Pork
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.07 G
DHA 0.001 G ~
EPA 0.01 G ~
DPA 0.017 G ~
Total 0.142 G 0.07 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both cheddar cheese and pork contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Cheddar Cheese Pork
other omega 6 0.053 G 0.08 G
linoleic acid 1.171 G 1.64 G
Total 1.224 G 1.72 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: Cheddar Cheese (Cheese, cheddar) and Pork (Pork, fresh, ground, cooked) .

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