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

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 +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 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% 37% 4% 12% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 283% 5% 8%
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 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
42
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Mineral Summary Score
80
Brunost
138
Parmigiano-Reggiano

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
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbohydrates
43%
Brunost
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fats
136%
Brunost
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano

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 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Brunost Parmigiano-Reggiano
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?
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 contains less Sugars?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sugars (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 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 Parmigiano-Reggiano Opinion
Calories 466 265 Brunost
Protein 9.65 20 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fats 29.51 20 Brunost
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 42.65 1.37 Brunost
Cholesterol 94 88 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 15 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.52 0.9 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calcium 400 1109 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 1409 125 Brunost
Magnesium 70 38 Brunost
Sugars 0 Brunost
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.238 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Zinc 1.14 3.87 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Starch
Phosphorus 444 729 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 600 1529 Brunost
Vitamin A 1113 605 Brunost
Vitamin E 0.17 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 0.4 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B1 0.315 0.029 Brunost
Vitamin B2 1.382 0.486 Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.813 0.114 Brunost
Vitamin B5 3.351 0.325 Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.271 0.049 Brunost
Vitamin B12 2.42 2.26 Brunost
Vitamin K 1.7 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Folate 5 10 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 19.16 13.317 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Monounsaturated Fat 7.879 6.098 Brunost
Polyunsaturated fat 0.938 0.462 Brunost
Tryptophan 0.135 0.24 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Threonine 0.393 1.519 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 0.519 1.2 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Leucine 0.992 2.983 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 0.814 2.459 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.318 0.369 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phenylalanine 0.54 1.604 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 0.765 1.498 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.293 0.752 Parmigiano-Reggiano
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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. 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.