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Butter vs Brunost - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Butter and Brunost?

  • Butter is richer in Vitamin A RAE, yet Brunost is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Butter's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 157% higher.
  • Butter has 2 times more Cholesterol than Brunost. Butter has 215mg of Cholesterol, while Brunost has 94mg.
  • Brunost contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Butter, without salt and Cheese, gjetost types in this comparison.

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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
Butter
1
:
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Calcium +1566.7%
Contains more Iron +2500%
Contains more Magnesium +3400%
Contains more Phosphorus +1750%
Contains more Potassium +5770.8%
Contains more Zinc +1166.7%
Contains more Copper +400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Calcium +1566.7%
Contains more Iron +2500%
Contains more Magnesium +3400%
Contains more Phosphorus +1750%
Contains more Potassium +5770.8%
Contains more Zinc +1166.7%
Contains more Copper +400%

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
Butter
4
:
Contains more Vitamin A +124.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +6200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3964.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1835.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2946.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +8933.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1323.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 150% 47% 0% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 3% 22% 18%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 67% 0% 0% 0% 79% 319% 16% 202% 63% 4% 303% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +124.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +6200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3964.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1835.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2946.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +8933.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1323.5%

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.
Butter Brunost
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Brunost Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 42.65g Brunost
Protein 0.85g 9.65g Brunost
Fats 81.11g 29.51g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 42.65g Brunost
Calories 717kcal 466kcal Butter
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.06g g Brunost
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 24mg 400mg Brunost
Iron 0.02mg 0.52mg Brunost
Magnesium 2mg 70mg Brunost
Phosphorus 24mg 444mg Brunost
Potassium 24mg 1409mg Brunost
Sodium 11mg 600mg Butter
Zinc 0.09mg 1.14mg Brunost
Copper 0.016mg 0.08mg Brunost
Vitamin A 2499IU 1113IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg mg Butter
Vitamin D 0IU IU Butter
Vitamin D 0µg µg Butter
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.315mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 1.382mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 0.813mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 3.351mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.271mg Brunost
Folate 3µg 5µg Brunost
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 2.42µg Brunost
Vitamin K 7µg µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.135mg Brunost
Threonine 0.038mg 0.393mg Brunost
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.519mg Brunost
Leucine 0.083mg 0.992mg Brunost
Lysine 0.067mg 0.814mg Brunost
Methionine 0.021mg 0.318mg Brunost
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.54mg Brunost
Valine 0.057mg 0.765mg Brunost
Histidine 0.023mg 0.293mg Brunost
Cholesterol 215mg 94mg Brunost
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 50.489g 19.16g Brunost
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 7.879g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 0.938g Butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butter Brunost
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
21
Butter
87
Brunost
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
80
Brunost

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
5%
Butter
58%
Brunost
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
43%
Brunost
Fats
374%
Butter
136%
Brunost

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 589mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 121mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 31.329g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brunost
Brunost is relatively richer in minerals
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.

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. Butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/nutrients
  2. Brunost - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171240/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.