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Camembert vs Brie - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Camembert and Brie

  • Camembert has more Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin A, however Brie is higher in Vitamin B12, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Camembert covers your daily need of Phosphorus 23% more than Brie.
  • Camembert has 2 times more Calcium than Brie. While Camembert has 388mg of Calcium, Brie has only 184mg.
  • Brie has less Sodium.

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

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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
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Brie
Contains more Calcium +110.9%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.6%
Contains more Iron +51.5%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Copper - 0.019
Equal in Zinc - 2.38
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 117% 17% 15% 7% 65% 149% 110%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 56% 14% 15% 7% 65% 81% 83%
Contains more Calcium +110.9%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.6%
Contains more Iron +51.5%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Copper - 0.019
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
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Brie
Contains more Vitamin A +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.7%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.52
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.235
Equal in Folate - 65
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 50% 5% 12% 7% 113% 12% 82% 53% 163% 5% 47%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.7%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.52
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.235
Equal in Folate - 65

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
45
Camembert
46
Brie
Mineral Summary Score
61
Camembert
42
Brie

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
119%
Camembert
125%
Brie
Carbohydrates
0%
Camembert
0%
Brie
Fats
112%
Camembert
128%
Brie

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.
Camembert Brie
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

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Camembert Brie
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Camembert Brie Opinion
Calories 300 334 Brie
Protein 19.8 20.75 Brie
Fats 24.26 27.68 Brie
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.46 0.45 Camembert
Cholesterol 72 100 Camembert
Vitamin D 18 20 Brie
Iron 0.33 0.5 Brie
Calcium 388 184 Camembert
Potassium 187 152 Camembert
Magnesium 20 20
Sugar 0.46 0.45 Brie
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.021 0.019 Camembert
Zinc 2.38 2.38
Starch
Phosphorus 347 188 Camembert
Sodium 842 629 Brie
Vitamin A 820 592 Camembert
Vitamin E 0.21 0.24 Brie
Vitamin D 0.4 0.5 Brie
Vitamin B1 0.028 0.07 Brie
Vitamin B2 0.488 0.52 Brie
Vitamin B3 0.63 0.38 Camembert
Vitamin B5 1.364 0.69 Camembert
Vitamin B6 0.227 0.235 Brie
Vitamin B12 1.3 1.65 Brie
Vitamin K 2 2.3 Brie
Folate 62 65 Brie
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 15.259 17.41 Camembert
Monounsaturated Fat 7.023 8.013 Brie
Polyunsaturated fat 0.724 0.826 Brie
Tryptophan 0.307 0.322 Brie
Threonine 0.717 0.751 Brie
Isoleucine 0.968 1.015 Brie
Leucine 1.84 1.929 Brie
Lysine 1.766 1.851 Brie
Methionine 0.565 0.592 Brie
Phenylalanine 1.105 1.158 Brie
Valine 1.279 1.34 Brie
Histidine 0.683 0.716 Brie
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. Camembert - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172178/nutrients
  2. Brie - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172177/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.