Cheddar Cheese vs. Vanilla Ice Cream

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Vanilla Ice Cream


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

We compared the nutritional contents of cheddar cheese versus vanilla ice cream (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.


Image of Cheddar Cheese source
Image of Vanilla Ice Cream source

Calories and Carbs

calories

Both vanilla ice cream and cheddar cheese are high in calories - vanilla ice cream has 207kcal of calories per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Vanilla ice cream has more dietary fiber than cheddar cheese - vanilla ice cream has 0.7g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Vanilla ice cream is high in sugar and cheddar cheese has less sugar than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 21.2g of sugar per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.48g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of protein and it has more protein than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 3.5g of protein per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both vanilla ice cream and cheddar cheese are high in saturated fat - vanilla ice cream has 6.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Vanilla ice cream and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - vanilla ice cream has 0.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and cheddar cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Both vanilla ice cream and cheddar cheese are high in Vitamin A - vanilla ice cream has 118ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Cheddar cheese has more Vitamin D than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 8iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 24iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Vanilla ice cream and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - vanilla ice cream has 0.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Vanilla ice cream has more niacin, however, cheddar cheese contains more folate and vitamin b12. Both cheddar cheese and vanilla ice cream contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and vitamin b6.

Cheddar Cheese Vanilla Ice Cream
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.041 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.24 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 0.116 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG 0.581 MG
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG 0.048 MG
Folate 27 UG 5 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG 0.39 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both vanilla ice cream and cheddar cheese are high in calcium - vanilla ice cream has 128mg of calcium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium.

iron

Vanilla ice cream and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of iron - vanilla ice cream has 0.09mg of iron per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron.

potassium

Vanilla ice cream has more potassium than cheddar cheese - vanilla ice cream has 199mg of potassium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 76mg 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, cheddar cheese has more beta-carotene than vanilla ice cream per 100 grams.

Cheddar Cheese Vanilla Ice Cream
beta-carotene 85 UG 19 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Cheddar Cheese Vanilla Ice Cream
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.175 G
DHA 0.001 G ~
EPA 0.01 G 0.003 G
DPA 0.017 G ~
Total 0.142 G 0.178 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, cheddar cheese has more linoleic acid than vanilla ice cream per 100 grams.

Cheddar Cheese Vanilla Ice Cream
other omega 6 0.036 G ~
linoleic acid 1.171 G 0.275 G
Total 1.207 G 0.275 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: Cheddar Cheese (Cheese, cheddar) and Vanilla Ice Cream (Ice creams, vanilla) .

()

Cheddar Cheese
g

Daily Values (%)

Vanilla Ice Cream
g

()
KCAL %
calories
KCAL %
G %
carbohydrates
G %
G %
dietary fiber
G %
G sugar G
G %
total fat
G %
G %
saturated fat
G %
G monounsaturated fat G
G polyunsaturated fat G
G trans fat G
MG cholesterol MG
Vitamins and Minerals
UG %
Vitamin A
UG %
MG %
Vitamin C
MG %
IU %
Vitamin D
IU %
MG %
calcium
MG %
MG %
iron
MG %
MG %
magnesium
MG %
MG %
potassium
MG %
MG %
thiamin (Vit B1)
MG %
MG %
riboflavin (Vit B2)
MG %
MG %
niacin (Vit B3)
MG %
MG %
Vitamin B6
MG %
MG %
pantothenic acid (Vit B5)
MG %
UG %
folate (Vit B9)
UG %
UG %
Vitamin B12
UG %
MG %
Vitamin E
MG %
UG %
Vitamin K
UG %
G %
protein
G %