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Brunost vs Monterey Jack - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Brunost and Monterey Jack?

  • Brunost is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, yet Monterey Jack is richer in Calcium, and Zinc.
  • Brunost's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 76% higher.
  • Brunost has 21 times more Vitamin B1 than Monterey Jack. Brunost has 0.315mg of Vitamin B1, while Monterey Jack has 0.015mg.

We used Cheese, gjetost and Cheese, monterey types in this comparison.

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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 Magnesium +159.3%
Contains more Potassium +1639.5%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Calcium +86.5%
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +163.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 444
Equal in Sodium - 600
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 224% 27% 20% 191% 8% 79% 82% 11%
Contains more Magnesium +159.3%
Contains more Potassium +1639.5%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Calcium +86.5%
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +163.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 444
Equal in Sodium - 600

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 +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +254.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +774.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1495.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +243%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +191.6%
Contains more Folate +260%
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 47% 6% 18% 0% 4% 90% 2% 13% 19% 14% 104% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +254.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +774.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1495.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +243%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +191.6%
Contains more Folate +260%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brunost Monterey Jack Opinion
Net carbs 42.65g 0.68g Brunost
Protein 9.65g 24.48g Monterey Jack
Fats 29.51g 30.28g Monterey Jack
Carbs 42.65g 0.68g Brunost
Calories 466kcal 373kcal Brunost
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.5g Brunost
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 400mg 746mg Monterey Jack
Iron 0.52mg 0.72mg Monterey Jack
Magnesium 70mg 27mg Brunost
Phosphorus 444mg 444mg
Potassium 1409mg 81mg Brunost
Sodium 600mg 600mg
Zinc 1.14mg 3mg Monterey Jack
Copper 0.08mg 0.032mg Brunost
Vitamin A 1113IU 769IU Brunost
Vitamin E mg 0.26mg Monterey Jack
Vitamin D IU 22IU Monterey Jack
Vitamin D µg 0.6µg Monterey Jack
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.315mg 0.015mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 1.382mg 0.39mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.813mg 0.093mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 3.351mg 0.21mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.271mg 0.079mg Brunost
Folate 5µg 18µg Monterey Jack
Vitamin B12 2.42µg 0.83µg Brunost
Vitamin K µg 2.5µg Monterey Jack
Tryptophan 0.135mg 0.315mg Monterey Jack
Threonine 0.393mg 0.871mg Monterey Jack
Isoleucine 0.519mg 1.519mg Monterey Jack
Leucine 0.992mg 2.344mg Monterey Jack
Lysine 0.814mg 2.037mg Monterey Jack
Methionine 0.318mg 0.641mg Monterey Jack
Phenylalanine 0.54mg 1.289mg Monterey Jack
Valine 0.765mg 1.635mg Monterey Jack
Histidine 0.293mg 0.859mg Monterey Jack
Cholesterol 94mg 89mg Monterey Jack
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 19.16g 19.066g Monterey Jack
Monounsaturated Fat 7.879g 8.751g Monterey Jack
Polyunsaturated fat 0.938g 0.899g Brunost

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brunost Monterey Jack
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
27
Monterey Jack
Mineral Summary Score
80
Brunost
80
Monterey Jack

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
147%
Monterey Jack
Carbohydrates
43%
Brunost
1%
Monterey Jack
Fats
136%
Brunost
140%
Monterey Jack

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.094000000000001g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.5g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brunost
Brunost is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (600 mg)
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. Monterey Jack - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170844/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.