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Brunost vs Tofu - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brunost and Tofu different?

  • Brunost is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus and Potassium, while Tofu is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron and Manganese.
  • Brunost covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 102% more than Tofu.
  • Brunost contains 86 times more Sodium than Tofu. Brunost contains 600mg of Sodium, while Tofu contains 7mg.

Cheese, gjetost and Tofu, raw, regular, prepared with calcium sulfate 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
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Tofu
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +1064.5%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.7%
Contains more Iron +930.8%
Contains more Copper +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 120% 125% 50% 27% 32% 191% 79%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 201% 105% 11% 22% 65% 22% 42% 1%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +1064.5%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.7%
Contains more Iron +930.8%
Contains more Copper +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%

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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Tofu
Contains more Vitamin A +1209.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2557.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +316.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +4827.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +476.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
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 1% 6% 1% 0% 21% 12% 4% 5% 11% 0% 6% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +1209.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2557.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +316.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +4827.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +476.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%

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
6
Tofu
Mineral Summary Score
80
Brunost
58
Tofu

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
48%
Tofu
Carbohydrates
43%
Brunost
2%
Tofu
Fats
136%
Brunost
22%
Tofu

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 Tofu
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 94mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tofu
Tofu contains less Sodium (difference - 593mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.469g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Tofu
Tofu is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sugars (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brunost
Brunost is relatively richer in minerals
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 Tofu Opinion
Calories 466 76 Brunost
Protein 9.65 8.08 Brunost
Fats 29.51 4.78 Brunost
Vitamin C 0 0.1 Tofu
Carbs 42.65 1.87 Brunost
Cholesterol 94 0 Tofu
Vitamin D 0 Tofu
Iron 0.52 5.36 Tofu
Calcium 400 350 Brunost
Potassium 1409 121 Brunost
Magnesium 70 30 Brunost
Sugars 0.62 Brunost
Fiber 0 0.3 Tofu
Copper 0.08 0.193 Tofu
Zinc 1.14 0.8 Brunost
Starch
Phosphorus 444 97 Brunost
Sodium 600 7 Tofu
Vitamin A 1113 85 Brunost
Vitamin E 0.01 Tofu
Vitamin D 0 Tofu
Vitamin B1 0.315 0.081 Brunost
Vitamin B2 1.382 0.052 Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.813 0.195 Brunost
Vitamin B5 3.351 0.068 Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.271 0.047 Brunost
Vitamin B12 2.42 0 Brunost
Vitamin K 2.4 Tofu
Folate 5 15 Tofu
Trans Fat 0 Brunost
Saturated Fat 19.16 0.691 Tofu
Monounsaturated Fat 7.879 1.056 Brunost
Polyunsaturated fat 0.938 2.699 Tofu
Tryptophan 0.135 0.12 Brunost
Threonine 0.393 0.402 Tofu
Isoleucine 0.519 0.435 Brunost
Leucine 0.992 0.713 Brunost
Lysine 0.814 0.452 Brunost
Methionine 0.318 0.108 Brunost
Phenylalanine 0.54 0.428 Brunost
Valine 0.765 0.446 Brunost
Histidine 0.293 0.221 Brunost
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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. Tofu - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172476/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.