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Brie vs Camembert - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Brie and Camembert

  • Brie has more Vitamin B12, and Monounsaturated Fat, however Camembert is higher in Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Camembert covers your daily need of Phosphorus 23% more than Brie.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cheese, brie and Cheese, camembert.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Brie
2
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Contains more Iron +51.5%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Contains more Calcium +110.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.6%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Zinc - 2.38
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 56% 19% 15% 81% 14% 83% 65% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 117% 13% 15% 149% 17% 110% 65% 7%
Contains more Iron +51.5%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Contains more Calcium +110.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.6%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Zinc - 2.38

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Brie
8
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Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +15%
Contains more Vitamin A +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.488
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.227
Equal in Folate - 62
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 36% 5% 15% 0% 18% 120% 8% 42% 55% 49% 207% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 5% 12% 0% 7% 113% 12% 82% 53% 47% 163% 5%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +15%
Contains more Vitamin A +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.488
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.227
Equal in Folate - 62

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Brie Camembert
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brie Camembert Opinion
Net carbs 0.45g 0.46g Camembert
Protein 20.75g 19.8g Brie
Fats 27.68g 24.26g Brie
Carbs 0.45g 0.46g Camembert
Calories 334kcal 300kcal Brie
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.45g 0.46g Brie
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 184mg 388mg Camembert
Iron 0.5mg 0.33mg Brie
Magnesium 20mg 20mg
Phosphorus 188mg 347mg Camembert
Potassium 152mg 187mg Camembert
Sodium 629mg 842mg Brie
Zinc 2.38mg 2.38mg
Copper 0.019mg 0.021mg Camembert
Vitamin A 592IU 820IU Camembert
Vitamin E 0.24mg 0.21mg Brie
Vitamin D 20IU 18IU Brie
Vitamin D 0.5µg 0.4µg Brie
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.028mg Brie
Vitamin B2 0.52mg 0.488mg Brie
Vitamin B3 0.38mg 0.63mg Camembert
Vitamin B5 0.69mg 1.364mg Camembert
Vitamin B6 0.235mg 0.227mg Brie
Folate 65µg 62µg Brie
Vitamin B12 1.65µg 1.3µg Brie
Vitamin K 2.3µg 2µg Brie
Tryptophan 0.322mg 0.307mg Brie
Threonine 0.751mg 0.717mg Brie
Isoleucine 1.015mg 0.968mg Brie
Leucine 1.929mg 1.84mg Brie
Lysine 1.851mg 1.766mg Brie
Methionine 0.592mg 0.565mg Brie
Phenylalanine 1.158mg 1.105mg Brie
Valine 1.34mg 1.279mg Brie
Histidine 0.716mg 0.683mg Brie
Cholesterol 100mg 72mg Camembert
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 17.41g 15.259g Camembert
Monounsaturated Fat 8.013g 7.023g Brie
Polyunsaturated fat 0.826g 0.724g Brie

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brie Camembert
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
46
Brie
45
Camembert
Mineral Summary Score
42
Brie
61
Camembert

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
125%
Brie
119%
Camembert
Carbohydrates
0%
Brie
0%
Camembert
Fats
128%
Brie
112%
Camembert

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Camembert
Camembert is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Camembert
Camembert is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.151g)
Which food is cheaper?
Camembert
Camembert is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Camembert
Camembert is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brie
Brie is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.01g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brie
Brie contains less Sodium (difference - 213mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brie
Brie is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Brie - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172177/nutrients
  2. Camembert - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172178/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.