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Parmigiano-Reggiano vs Brunost - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Parmigiano-Reggiano and Brunost

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano has more Calcium, Phosphorus, and Zinc, however Brunost is higher in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin A.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano covers your daily Calcium needs 71% more than Brunost.
  • Brunost contains 3 times less Zinc than Parmigiano-Reggiano. Parmigiano-Reggiano contains 3.87mg of Zinc, while Brunost contains 1.14mg.
  • Brunost has less Sodium.

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

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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 +73.1%
Contains more Calcium +177.3%
Contains more Copper +197.5%
Contains more Zinc +239.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.2%
Contains more Potassium +1027.2%
Contains more Magnesium +84.2%
Contains less Sodium -60.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 34% 333% 12% 28% 80% 106% 313% 200%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 120% 125% 50% 27% 32% 191% 79%
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%
Contains more Potassium +1027.2%
Contains more Magnesium +84.2%
Contains less Sodium -60.8%

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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Contains more Folate +100%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.42
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%
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%
Contains more Folate +100%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.42

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parmigiano-Reggiano Brunost
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
42
Parmigiano-Reggiano
87
Brunost
Mineral Summary Score
138
Parmigiano-Reggiano
80
Brunost

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
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
58%
Brunost
Carbohydrates
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
43%
Brunost
Fats
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
136%
Brunost

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

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