Welcome to the nutritional iron content in 6 different types of cheddar cheese, ranging from 0.72 mg to 0.28 mg per 100g. The basic type of cheddar cheese is Cheese, cheddar, where the amount of iron in 100g is 0.68 mg. For the 100g serving of Cheese, cheddar, the RDA iron percentage is 5 %. This is based on the levels for the recommended daily allowance or RDA for a mature adult for iron which is 14 mg.

Top five cheddar cheese products high in iron

Below is a summary list for the top five cheddar cheese items ranked by the amount or level of iron in 100g. At the bottom of the page is the full list for the 6 different types of cheddar cheese based on the content in different servings in grams and oz (and other serving sizes).

1. Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby : 0.72mg (5%RDA)
2. Cheese, cheddar : 0.68mg (5%RDA)
3. Cheese, low fat, cheddar or colby : 0.42mg (3%RDA)
4. Cheese, pasteurized process, cheddar or American, low sodium : 0.39mg (3%RDA)
5. Cheese, american cheddar, imitation : 0.33mg (2%RDA)

Following on from the five top cheddar cheese items or products containing iron we have a more comprehensive break down of Cheese, cheddar, and the highest item containing iron which is Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby. Furthermore we provide a comparison of average values, median values and lowest values along with a comparison with other food groups and assess the effects of storage and preparation on cheddar cheese. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the iron content in cheddar cheese.

Cheese, cheddar - Nutritional Content and Chart

The full nutrition content, RDA percentages and levels for Cheese, cheddar should be considered along with the iron content. This food profile is part of our list of food and drinks under the general group Dairy and Egg Products.Other important and iron related nutrients are Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. For this 100g serving in your diet, the amount of Calories is 403 kcal (20% RDA), the amount of Protein is 24.9 g (44% RDA), the amount of Fat is 33.14 g (51% RDA) and the amount of Carbohydrate is 1.28 g (1% RDA). The nutritional content and facts for 100g, which includes Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate is shown in the RDA chart below as percentages of the recommended daily allowance along with the iron levels in cheddar cheese.

iron and nutrition facts in cheddar cheese per 100g

Our proprietary nutritional density score gives a nutritional value out of 100 based on 9 different vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients. Cheese, cheddar has a nutritional value score of 14 out of 100.Comparing the iron content and the nutritional density in 100g for Cheese, cheddar; We class this as a medium to low iron content item.In terms of overall nutritional value we class this as an item with a medium nutritional density value.

Comparing iron in cheddar cheese vs spinach

The amount of iron in spinach is 2.7 mg per 100g.As iron percentage of the RDA this is 19 %. Comparing with Cheese, cheddar, in 100g contains 0.68 mg of iron. As a percentage of the RDA this is 5 %. Therefore, spinach has 2.02 mg more iron than Cheese, cheddar. In terms of iron percentage this is 297 % more iron. Spinach has an overall nutritional value score of 68 out of 100, whereas Cheese, cheddar has a nutritional value score of 14 out of 100.

The highest content of iron in the food items under the general description or type of cheddar cheese, is Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby with 0.72 mg of iron per 100g. Comparing spinach with Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby; spinach has 1.98 mg more iron than Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby. In terms of iron percentage this is 275 % more iron.

Amount of iron per 100 Calories

100 calories of cheese, cheddar is a serving size of 0.25 g, and the amount of Iron is 0.17 mg (1.24% RDA). Other important and related nutrients and macronutrients such as Fat, in 100 Calories are as follows; Protein 6.18 g (10.92% RDA), Fat 8.22 g (12.66% RDA), Carbohydrate 0.32 g (0.25% RDA). This is shown in the iron RDA percentage chart below, based on 100 Calories, along with the other important nutrients and macro nutrients.

Content per Typical Serving Size 1 cup, diced (or 132 g)

For the food Cheese, cheddar the typical serving size is 1 cup, diced (or 132 g) which contains 0.9 mg of Iron. The iron percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 6 %.

To give 100% of the RDA, 16.7 servings of the typical serving size 1 cup, diced (or 132 g) give the complete RDA. In terms of the gram weight and total content for this serving the Calories content is 531.96 kcal, the Protein content is 32.87 g, the Fat content is 43.74 g and the Carbohydrate content is 1.69 g. The percentages are shown below in the iron chart, for the typical serving of iron and the related and important nutritional values.iron and nutritional content in cheddar cheese

Macronutrients in Cheese, cheddar


The amount of protein, fat and carbs from this food described above is measured in grams per 100g and grams in a typical serving size (in this case 1 cup, diced or 132 g), although it is also useful to give the number of calories from protein, fat and carbohydrate which are the most important macronutrients. For this serving in your diet here are the macronutrient calories. From protein the number of calories is 140.4 (kcal).The number of calories from Fat is 384.5 (kcal).The total calories from carbohydrate is 6.5 (kcal).iron, calories and nutritional content in cheddar cheese

Milligrams of iron in cheddar cheese (per 100g)

This list of 6 types of cheddar cheese, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby through to Cheese, pasteurized process, cheddar or American, fat-free where all food items are ranked by the content or amount per 100g. The nutritional iron content can be scaled by the amount in grams, oz or typical serving sizes. Simply click on a food item or beverage from the list at the bottom of the page to give a full dietary nutritional breakdown to answer the question how much iron in cheddar cheese.

The list below gives the total iron content in the 6 items from the general description 'cheddar cheese' each of which show the iron amount as well as Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. Below, is the top 6 food items shown in the iron chart. This gives a quick and easy dietary comparison for the different items, where each item is listed at the bottom of the page with a nutritional summary.

cheddar cheese iron per 100g

The corresponding nutritional value for cheddar cheese based on our density score out of 100 (ranked by the amount of iron per 100g) is shown in the below nutritional density chart. cheddar cheese iron per 100g

The corresponding Calories for cheddar cheese ranked by the amount of iron per 100g is shown below in the cheddar cheese calories chart. cheddar cheese iron per 100g

Average Content for cheddar cheese

The average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of iron contained in 100g of cheddar cheese, based on the list below of 6 different items under the general description of cheddar cheese, is 0.47 mg of iron. This average value corresponds to 3.36 % of the recommended dietary allowance (or RDA) in your diet. The averages for the different nutrients are as follows; the average amount of Calories is 289.50 kcal, the average amount of Protein is 22.50 g, the average amount of Fat is 19.79 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is g.

Median Amount

The median value of Iron is found in Cheese, low fat, cheddar or colby which in 100g contains 0.42 mg of Iron. This corresponds to 3 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Calories is 173 kcal, the amount of Protein is 24.35 g, the amount of Fat is 7 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 1.91 g.

Highest iron Content per 100g

Using the list below for the 6 different cheddar cheese nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of iron is found in Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby which contains 0.72 mg of iron per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 5 %. For this 100g serving the Calories content is 398 kcal, the Protein content is 24.35 g, the Fat content is 32.62 g, the Carbohydrate content is 1.91 g.

The lowest amount of iron is in Cheese, pasteurized process, cheddar or American, fat-free which in 100g contains 0.28 mg of iron. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 2 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Calories is 148 kcal, the amount of Protein is 22.5 g, the amount of Fat is 0.8 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 13.4 g.

The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a iron range of 0.44 mg per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 250 kcal for Calories, 1.85 g for Protein, 31.82 g for Fat, 0 g for Carbohydrate.

Highest Amount of iron per Serving

Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high iron foods in your diet. For example 100g of Cheese, cheddar contains 0.68 mg of iron. However, there are other factors to consider when you are assessing your nutritional requirements. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the iron nutritional content.

The food with the highest iron content per typical serving is Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby which contains 0.95 mg in 1 cup, diced (or 132 g). The percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 7 %. For this serving the Calories content is 525.36 kcal, the Protein content is 32.14 g, the Fat content is 43.06 g and the Carbohydrate content is 2.52 g.

Nutritional Information Summary

From the list below you can find a full nutrition facts breakdown for all foods containing iron which can be scaled for different servings and quantities. We have also sorted our complete nutritional information and vitamin database of over 7000 foods, to give a list of foods with iron.


Cheddar cheese List, iron Content per 100g

1. Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby - Iron
  Nutritional Value : 14 / 100     food group - Dairy and Egg Products
  Iron
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  0.72 mg (5%)398 kcal (20%)1.91 g (1%)32.62 g (50%)24.35 g (43%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and diced (or 132g):
   0.95 mg (7%) 525.36 kcal (26%) 2.52 g (2%) 43.06 g (66%) 32.14 g (57%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cup and shredded (or 113g):
  0.81 mg (6%) 449.74 kcal (22%) 2.16 g (2%) 36.86 g (57%) 27.52 g (49%)
  Other serving sizes 1 oz (or 28.35g):
  0.2 mg (1%) 112.83 kcal (6%) 0.54 g (0%) 9.25 g (14%) 6.9 g (12%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cubic inch (or 17g):
  0.12 mg (1%) 67.66 kcal (3%) 0.32 g (0%) 5.55 g (9%) 4.14 g (7%)
  Other serving sizes 1 slice (1 oz) (or 28g):
  0.2 mg (1%) 111.44 kcal (6%) 0.53 g (0%) 9.13 g (14%) 6.82 g (12%)
2. Cheese, cheddar - Iron
  Nutritional Value : 14 / 100     food group - Dairy and Egg Products
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  0.68 mg (5%)403 kcal (20%)1.28 g (1%)33.14 g (51%)24.9 g (44%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and diced (or 132g):
   0.9 mg (6%) 531.96 kcal (27%) 1.69 g (1%) 43.74 g (67%) 32.87 g (59%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cup and melted (or 244g):
  1.66 mg (12%) 983.32 kcal (49%) 3.12 g (2%) 80.86 g (124%) 60.76 g (109%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cup and shredded (or 113g):
  0.77 mg (6%) 455.39 kcal (23%) 1.45 g (1%) 37.45 g (58%) 28.14 g (50%)
  Other serving sizes 1 oz (or 28.35g):
  0.19 mg (1%) 114.25 kcal (6%) 0.36 g (0%) 9.4 g (14%) 7.06 g (13%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cubic inch (or 17g):
  0.12 mg (1%) 68.51 kcal (3%) 0.22 g (0%) 5.63 g (9%) 4.23 g (8%)
  Other serving sizes 1 slice (1 oz) (or 28g):
  0.19 mg (1%) 112.84 kcal (6%) 0.36 g (0%) 9.28 g (14%) 6.97 g (12%)
3. Cheese, low fat, cheddar or colby - Iron
  Nutritional Value : 15 / 100     food group - Dairy and Egg Products
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  0.42 mg (3%)173 kcal (9%)1.91 g (1%)7 g (11%)24.35 g (43%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and diced (or 132g):
   0.55 mg (4%) 228.36 kcal (11%) 2.52 g (2%) 9.24 g (14%) 32.14 g (57%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cup and shredded (or 113g):
  0.47 mg (3%) 195.49 kcal (10%) 2.16 g (2%) 7.91 g (12%) 27.52 g (49%)
  Other serving sizes 1 oz (or 28.35g):
  0.12 mg (1%) 49.05 kcal (2%) 0.54 g (0%) 1.98 g (3%) 6.9 g (12%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cubic inch (or 17g):
  0.07 mg (1%) 29.41 kcal (1%) 0.32 g (0%) 1.19 g (2%) 4.14 g (7%)
  Other serving sizes 1 slice (1 oz) (or 28g):
  0.12 mg (1%) 48.44 kcal (2%) 0.53 g (0%) 1.96 g (3%) 6.82 g (12%)
4. Cheese, pasteurized process, cheddar or American, low sodium - Iron
  Nutritional Value : 14 / 100     food group - Dairy and Egg Products
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  0.39 mg (3%)376 kcal (19%)1.6 g (1%)31.19 g (48%)22.2 g (40%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and diced (or 140g):
   0.55 mg (4%) 526.4 kcal (26%) 2.24 g (2%) 43.67 g (67%) 31.08 g (56%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cup and shredded (or 113g):
  0.44 mg (3%) 424.88 kcal (21%) 1.81 g (1%) 35.24 g (54%) 25.09 g (45%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cubic inch (or 18g):
  0.07 mg (1%) 67.68 kcal (3%) 0.29 g (0%) 5.61 g (9%) 4 g (7%)
  Other serving sizes 1 slice (or 21g):
  0.08 mg (1%) 78.96 kcal (4%) 0.34 g (0%) 6.55 g (10%) 4.66 g (8%)
5. Cheese, american cheddar, imitation - Iron
  Nutritional Value : 14 / 100     food group - Dairy and Egg Products
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  0.33 mg (2%)239 kcal (12%)11.6 g (9%)14 g (22%)16.7 g (30%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 224g):
   0.74 mg (5%) 535.36 kcal (27%) 25.98 g (20%) 31.36 g (48%) 37.41 g (67%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cubic inch (or 18g):
  0.06 mg (0%) 43.02 kcal (2%) 2.09 g (2%) 2.52 g (4%) 3.01 g (5%)
  Other serving sizes 1 slice (or 21g):
  0.07 mg (1%) 50.19 kcal (3%) 2.44 g (2%) 2.94 g (5%) 3.51 g (6%)
6. Cheese, pasteurized process, cheddar or American, fat-free - Iron
  Nutritional Value : 16 / 100     food group - Dairy and Egg Products
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  0.28 mg (2%)148 kcal (7%)13.4 g (10%)0.8 g (1%)22.5 g (40%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cubic inch (or 16g):
   0.04 mg (0%) 23.68 kcal (1%) 2.14 g (2%) 0.13 g (0%) 3.6 g (6%)






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