Cheddar Cheese vs. Turkey

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Cooked Turkey


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 turkey (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 turkey and cheddar cheese are high in calories - turkey has 189kcal of calories per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories.

sugar

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

Protein

protein

Both turkey and cheddar cheese are high in protein - turkey has 28.6g of protein per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Cheddar cheese is high in saturated fat and turkey has less saturated fat than cheddar cheese - turkey has 2.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Turkey has more trans fat than cheddar cheese - turkey has 0.1g of trans fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than turkey - turkey has 12ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Turkey and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - turkey has 15iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 24iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Turkey and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - turkey has 0.07mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Cheddar Cheese Turkey
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.045 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.281 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 9.573 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG 0.948 MG
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG 0.616 MG
Folate 27 UG 9 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG 1.02 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than turkey - turkey has 14mg of calcium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium.

iron

Turkey has more iron than cheddar cheese - turkey has 1.1mg of iron per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron.

potassium

Turkey is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than cheddar cheese - turkey has 239mg 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 turkey per 100 grams. Both cheddar cheese and turkey contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Cheddar Cheese Turkey
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.108 G
DHA 0.001 G 0.005 G
EPA 0.01 G 0.008 G
DPA 0.017 G 0.008 G
Total 0.142 G 0.129 G

omega 6s

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

Cheddar Cheese Turkey
other omega 6 0.036 G 0.01 G
linoleic acid 1.171 G 1.873 G
Total 1.207 G 1.883 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 Turkey (Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted) .

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