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Brie vs Blue cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Brie and Blue cheese

  • Brie has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Vitamin B6, however Blue cheese is richer in Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5.
  • Blue cheese covers your daily Calcium needs 34% more than Brie.
  • Blue cheese has 2 times less Folate than Brie. Brie has 65µg of Folate, while Blue cheese has 36µg.
  • Blue cheese contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cheese, brie and Cheese, blue.

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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
:
Contains more Iron +61.3%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Calcium +187%
Contains more Potassium +68.4%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Copper +110.5%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 56% 14% 15% 7% 65% 81% 83%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 159% 23% 17% 14% 73% 166% 150%
Contains more Iron +61.3%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Calcium +187%
Contains more Potassium +68.4%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Copper +110.5%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.9%

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.2%
Contains more Folate +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +150.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.25
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.5
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.4
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 36% 5% 15% 18% 120% 8% 42% 55% 207% 6% 49%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 44% 5% 15% 8% 89% 20% 104% 39% 153% 6% 27%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.2%
Contains more Folate +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +150.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.25
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.5
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.4

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
42
Blue cheese
Mineral Summary Score
42
Brie
76
Blue cheese

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
128%
Blue cheese
Carbohydrates
0%
Brie
2%
Blue cheese
Fats
128%
Brie
133%
Blue cheese

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 Blue cheese
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Brie Blue cheese
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brie
Brie is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brie
Brie contains less Sodium (difference - 517mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brie
Brie is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.259g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Blue cheese
Blue cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Blue cheese
Blue cheese is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Blue cheese
Blue cheese is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brie Blue cheese Opinion
Calories 334 353 Blue cheese
Protein 20.75 21.4 Blue cheese
Fats 27.68 28.74 Blue cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.45 2.34 Blue cheese
Cholesterol 100 75 Blue cheese
Vitamin D 20 21 Blue cheese
Iron 0.5 0.31 Brie
Calcium 184 528 Blue cheese
Potassium 152 256 Blue cheese
Magnesium 20 23 Blue cheese
Sugar 0.45 0.5 Brie
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.019 0.04 Blue cheese
Zinc 2.38 2.66 Blue cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 188 387 Blue cheese
Sodium 629 1146 Brie
Vitamin A 592 721 Blue cheese
Vitamin E 0.24 0.25 Blue cheese
Vitamin D 0.5 0.5
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.029 Brie
Vitamin B2 0.52 0.382 Brie
Vitamin B3 0.38 1.016 Blue cheese
Vitamin B5 0.69 1.729 Blue cheese
Vitamin B6 0.235 0.166 Brie
Vitamin B12 1.65 1.22 Brie
Vitamin K 2.3 2.4 Blue cheese
Folate 65 36 Brie
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 17.41 18.669 Brie
Monounsaturated Fat 8.013 7.778 Brie
Polyunsaturated fat 0.826 0.8 Brie
Tryptophan 0.322 0.312 Brie
Threonine 0.751 0.785 Blue cheese
Isoleucine 1.015 1.124 Blue cheese
Leucine 1.929 1.919 Brie
Lysine 1.851 1.852 Blue cheese
Methionine 0.592 0.584 Brie
Phenylalanine 1.158 1.087 Brie
Valine 1.34 1.556 Blue cheese
Histidine 0.716 0.758 Blue cheese
Fructose

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. Blue cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172175/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.