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Brunost vs. Parmigiano-Reggiano — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Brunost and Parmigiano-Reggiano

  • Brunost has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Parmigiano-Reggiano is higher in Calcium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano covers your daily Calcium needs 71% more than Brunost.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano contains 11 times less Potassium than Brunost. Brunost contains 1409mg of Potassium, while Parmigiano-Reggiano contains 125mg.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Cheese, gjetost and Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +84.2%
Contains more Potassium +1027.2%
Contains less Sodium -60.8%
Contains more Calcium +177.3%
Contains more Iron +73.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.2%
Contains more Zinc +239.5%
Contains more Copper +197.5%
Contains more Manganese +112.5%
Contains more Selenium +22.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27% 6% 80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 333% 34% 28% 313% 12% 200% 106% 80% 12% 97%
Contains more Magnesium +84.2%
Contains more Potassium +1027.2%
Contains less Sodium -60.8%
Contains more Calcium +177.3%
Contains more Iron +73.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.2%
Contains more Zinc +239.5%
Contains more Copper +197.5%
Contains more Manganese +112.5%
Contains more Selenium +22.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +613.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +931.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +453.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.26
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 67% 0% 0% 0% 79% 319% 16% 202% 63% 4% 303% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 37% 4% 12% 0% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 8% 283% 12% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +84%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +184.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +613.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +931.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +453.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.26

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +47.6%
Contains more Carbs +3013.1%
Contains more Protein +107.3%
Contains more Water +276.5%
Contains more Other +69.1%
10% 30% 43% 13% 5%
Protein: 9.65 g
Fats: 29.51 g
Carbs: 42.65 g
Water: 13.44 g
Other: 4.75 g
20% 20% 51% 8%
Protein: 20 g
Fats: 20 g
Carbs: 1.37 g
Water: 50.6 g
Other: 8.03 g
Contains more Fats +47.6%
Contains more Carbs +3013.1%
Contains more Protein +107.3%
Contains more Water +276.5%
Contains more Other +69.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +29.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +103%
Contains less Saturated Fat -30.5%
68% 28% 3%
Saturated Fat: 19.16 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.938 g
67% 31% 2%
Saturated Fat: 13.317 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.098 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.462 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +29.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +103%
Contains less Saturated Fat -30.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Brunost Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brunost Parmigiano-Reggiano Opinion
Net carbs 42.65g 1.37g Brunost
Protein 9.65g 20g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fats 29.51g 20g Brunost
Carbs 42.65g 1.37g Brunost
Calories 466kcal 265kcal Brunost
Calcium 400mg 1109mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.52mg 0.9mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 70mg 38mg Brunost
Phosphorus 444mg 729mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 1409mg 125mg Brunost
Sodium 600mg 1529mg Brunost
Zinc 1.14mg 3.87mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Copper 0.08mg 0.238mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Manganese 0.04mg 0.085mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Selenium 14.5µg 17.7µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin A 1113IU 605IU Brunost
Vitamin A RAE 334µg 160µg Brunost
Vitamin E 0.17mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 15IU Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 0.4µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B1 0.315mg 0.029mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 1.382mg 0.486mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.813mg 0.114mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 3.351mg 0.325mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.271mg 0.049mg Brunost
Folate 5µg 10µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B12 2.42µg 2.26µg Brunost
Choline 20.7mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.7µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Tryptophan 0.135mg 0.24mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Threonine 0.393mg 1.519mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 0.519mg 1.2mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Leucine 0.992mg 2.983mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 0.814mg 2.459mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.318mg 0.369mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phenylalanine 0.54mg 1.604mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 0.765mg 1.498mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.293mg 0.752mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cholesterol 94mg 88mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Saturated Fat 19.16g 13.317g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Monounsaturated Fat 7.879g 6.098g Brunost
Polyunsaturated fat 0.938g 0.462g Brunost

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brunost Parmigiano-Reggiano
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
81%
Brunost
39%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
72%
Brunost
121%
Parmigiano-Reggiano

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.843g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sodium (difference - 929mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Brunost
Brunost is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Brunost - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171240/nutrients
  2. Parmigiano-Reggiano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173452/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.