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Brunost vs Cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Brunost and Cheese

  • Brunost has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium, however Cheese is richer in Calcium, Selenium and Zinc.
  • Brunost covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 73% more than Cheese.
  • Cheese has 19 times less Potassium than Brunost. Brunost has 1409mg of Potassium, while Cheese has 76mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cheese, gjetost and Cheese, cheddar.

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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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Cheese
Contains more Iron +271.4%
Contains more Potassium +1753.9%
Contains more Magnesium +159.3%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.5%
Contains more Zinc +219.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 455
Equal in Sodium - 653
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 120% 125% 50% 27% 32% 191% 79%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 213% 7% 20% 10% 100% 195% 86%
Contains more Iron +271.4%
Contains more Potassium +1753.9%
Contains more Magnesium +159.3%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.5%
Contains more Zinc +219.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 455
Equal in Sodium - 653

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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Cheese
Contains more Vitamin B1 +986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1278%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +717.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.6%
Contains more Folate +440%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 67% 0% 0% 79% 319% 16% 202% 63% 303% 0% 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% 75% 15% 18% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 138% 6% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1278%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +717.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.6%
Contains more Folate +440%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
87
Brunost
35
Cheese
Mineral Summary Score
80
Brunost
79
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 the food
Protein
58%
Brunost
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
43%
Brunost
3%
Cheese
Fats
136%
Brunost
154%
Cheese

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.293g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Cheese
Cheese is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sugars (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Brunost Cheese Opinion
Calories 466 404 Brunost
Protein 9.65 22.87 Cheese
Fats 29.51 33.31 Cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 42.65 3.09 Brunost
Cholesterol 94 99 Brunost
Vitamin D 24 Cheese
Iron 0.52 0.14 Brunost
Calcium 400 710 Cheese
Potassium 1409 76 Brunost
Magnesium 70 27 Brunost
Sugars 0.48 Brunost
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.03 Brunost
Zinc 1.14 3.64 Cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 444 455 Cheese
Sodium 600 653 Brunost
Vitamin A 1113 1242 Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71 Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.315 0.029 Brunost
Vitamin B2 1.382 0.428 Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.813 0.059 Brunost
Vitamin B5 3.351 0.41 Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.271 0.066 Brunost
Vitamin B12 2.42 1.1 Brunost
Vitamin K 2.4 Cheese
Folate 5 27 Cheese
Trans Fat 0.917 Brunost
Saturated Fat 19.16 18.867 Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 7.879 9.246 Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.938 1.421 Cheese
Tryptophan 0.135 0.547 Cheese
Threonine 0.393 1.044 Cheese
Isoleucine 0.519 1.206 Cheese
Leucine 0.992 1.939 Cheese
Lysine 0.814 1.025 Cheese
Methionine 0.318 0.547 Cheese
Phenylalanine 0.54 1.074 Cheese
Valine 0.765 1.404 Cheese
Histidine 0.293 0.547 Cheese
Fructose 0 Cheese

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Brunost - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171240/nutrients
  2. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.