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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 Magnesium +159.3%
Contains more Potassium +1753.9%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.5%
Contains more Zinc +219.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 455
Equal in Sodium - 653
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10%
Contains more Iron +271.4%
Contains more Magnesium +159.3%
Contains more Potassium +1753.9%
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 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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 6%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brunost Cheese Opinion
Net carbs 42.65g 3.09g Brunost
Protein 9.65g 22.87g Cheese
Fats 29.51g 33.31g Cheese
Carbs 42.65g 3.09g Brunost
Calories 466kcal 404kcal Brunost
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Cheese
Sugar g 0.48g Brunost
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 400mg 710mg Cheese
Iron 0.52mg 0.14mg Brunost
Magnesium 70mg 27mg Brunost
Phosphorus 444mg 455mg Cheese
Potassium 1409mg 76mg Brunost
Sodium 600mg 653mg Brunost
Zinc 1.14mg 3.64mg Cheese
Copper 0.08mg 0.03mg Brunost
Vitamin A 1113IU 1242IU Cheese
Vitamin E mg 0.71mg Cheese
Vitamin D IU 24IU Cheese
Vitamin D µg 0.6µg Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.315mg 0.029mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 1.382mg 0.428mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.813mg 0.059mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 3.351mg 0.41mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.271mg 0.066mg Brunost
Folate 5µg 27µg Cheese
Vitamin B12 2.42µg 1.1µg Brunost
Vitamin K µg 2.4µg Cheese
Tryptophan 0.135mg 0.547mg Cheese
Threonine 0.393mg 1.044mg Cheese
Isoleucine 0.519mg 1.206mg Cheese
Leucine 0.992mg 1.939mg Cheese
Lysine 0.814mg 1.025mg Cheese
Methionine 0.318mg 0.547mg Cheese
Phenylalanine 0.54mg 1.074mg Cheese
Valine 0.765mg 1.404mg Cheese
Histidine 0.293mg 0.547mg Cheese
Cholesterol 94mg 99mg Brunost
Trans Fat g 0.917g Brunost
Saturated Fat 19.16g 18.867g Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 7.879g 9.246g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.938g 1.421g Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brunost Cheese
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
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 food.
Protein
58%
Brunost
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
43%
Brunost
3%
Cheese
Fats
136%
Brunost
154%
Cheese

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 Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. 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.