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Brunost vs Mozzarella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brunost and Mozzarella different?

  • Brunost is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B6, while Mozzarella is higher in Calcium, and Zinc.
  • Brunost covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 80% more than Mozzarella.
  • Brunost contains 38 times more Sodium than Mozzarella. Brunost contains 600mg of Sodium, while Mozzarella contains 16mg.

Cheese, gjetost and Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium types were used in this article.

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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
Contains more Iron +108%
Contains more Magnesium +169.2%
Contains more Potassium +1383.2%
Contains more Copper +196.3%
Contains more Calcium +82.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Contains more Zinc +174.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9%
Contains more Iron +108%
Contains more Magnesium +169.2%
Contains more Potassium +1383.2%
Contains more Copper +196.3%
Contains more Calcium +82.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Contains more Zinc +174.6%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +115.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1475%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +306.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +577.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +163%
Contains more Folate +80%
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 32% 3% 9% 0% 5% 79% 3% 0% 19% 7% 115% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +115.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1475%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +306.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +577.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +163%
Contains more Folate +80%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brunost Mozzarella Opinion
Net carbs 42.65g 3.1g Brunost
Protein 9.65g 27.5g Mozzarella
Fats 29.51g 17.1g Brunost
Carbs 42.65g 3.1g Brunost
Calories 466kcal 280kcal Brunost
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.23g Brunost
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 400mg 731mg Mozzarella
Iron 0.52mg 0.25mg Brunost
Magnesium 70mg 26mg Brunost
Phosphorus 444mg 524mg Mozzarella
Potassium 1409mg 95mg Brunost
Sodium 600mg 16mg Mozzarella
Zinc 1.14mg 3.13mg Mozzarella
Copper 0.08mg 0.027mg Brunost
Vitamin A 1113IU 517IU Brunost
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Mozzarella
Vitamin D IU 13IU Mozzarella
Vitamin D µg 0.3µg Mozzarella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.315mg 0.02mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 1.382mg 0.34mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.813mg 0.12mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 3.351mg mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.271mg 0.08mg Brunost
Folate 5µg 9µg Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 2.42µg 0.92µg Brunost
Vitamin K µg 1.8µg Mozzarella
Tryptophan 0.135mg mg Brunost
Threonine 0.393mg mg Brunost
Isoleucine 0.519mg mg Brunost
Leucine 0.992mg mg Brunost
Lysine 0.814mg mg Brunost
Methionine 0.318mg mg Brunost
Phenylalanine 0.54mg mg Brunost
Valine 0.765mg mg Brunost
Histidine 0.293mg mg Brunost
Cholesterol 94mg 54mg Mozzarella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 19.16g 10.867g Mozzarella
Monounsaturated Fat 7.879g 4.844g Brunost
Polyunsaturated fat 0.938g 0.509g Brunost

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
23
Mozzarella
Mineral Summary Score
80
Brunost
72
Mozzarella

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
165%
Mozzarella
Carbohydrates
43%
Brunost
3%
Mozzarella
Fats
136%
Brunost
79%
Mozzarella

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 584mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.293g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.23g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
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. Mozzarella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167735/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.