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Port Salut vs Brunost - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Port Salut and Brunost

  • Port Salut has more Calcium, and Zinc, however Brunost is higher in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus.
  • Brunost covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 88% more than Port Salut.
  • Brunost contains 2 times less Zinc than Port Salut. Port Salut contains 2.6mg of Zinc, while Brunost contains 1.14mg.
  • Port Salut has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Cheese, port de salut 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 Calcium +62.5%
Contains less Sodium -11%
Contains more Zinc +128.1%
Contains more Iron +20.9%
Contains more Magnesium +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains more Potassium +936%
Contains more Copper +263.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 195% 17% 18% 155% 12% 70% 71% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains less Sodium -11%
Contains more Zinc +128.1%
Contains more Iron +20.9%
Contains more Magnesium +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains more Potassium +936%
Contains more Copper +263.6%

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 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1255%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1495.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +411.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +61.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1113
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 66% 5% 15% 0% 4% 56% 2% 13% 13% 14% 188% 6%
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%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1255%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1495.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +411.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +61.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1113

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.
Port Salut Brunost
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Port Salut Brunost Opinion
Net carbs 0.57g 42.65g Brunost
Protein 23.78g 9.65g Port Salut
Fats 28.2g 29.51g Brunost
Carbs 0.57g 42.65g Brunost
Calories 352kcal 466kcal Brunost
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.57g g Brunost
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 650mg 400mg Port Salut
Iron 0.43mg 0.52mg Brunost
Magnesium 24mg 70mg Brunost
Phosphorus 360mg 444mg Brunost
Potassium 136mg 1409mg Brunost
Sodium 534mg 600mg Port Salut
Zinc 2.6mg 1.14mg Port Salut
Copper 0.022mg 0.08mg Brunost
Vitamin A 1092IU 1113IU Brunost
Vitamin E 0.24mg mg Port Salut
Vitamin D 21IU IU Port Salut
Vitamin D 0.5µg µg Port Salut
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.315mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 1.382mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.06mg 0.813mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 0.21mg 3.351mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.271mg Brunost
Folate 18µg 5µg Port Salut
Vitamin B12 1.5µg 2.42µg Brunost
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Port Salut
Tryptophan 0.343mg 0.135mg Port Salut
Threonine 0.876mg 0.393mg Port Salut
Isoleucine 1.446mg 0.519mg Port Salut
Leucine 2.482mg 0.992mg Port Salut
Lysine 1.987mg 0.814mg Port Salut
Methionine 0.734mg 0.318mg Port Salut
Phenylalanine 1.323mg 0.54mg Port Salut
Valine 1.707mg 0.765mg Port Salut
Histidine 0.686mg 0.293mg Port Salut
Cholesterol 123mg 94mg Brunost
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 16.691g 19.16g Port Salut
Monounsaturated Fat 9.338g 7.879g Port Salut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.729g 0.938g Brunost

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Port Salut Brunost
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
31
Port Salut
87
Brunost
Mineral Summary Score
68
Port Salut
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
143%
Port Salut
58%
Brunost
Carbohydrates
1%
Port Salut
43%
Brunost
Fats
130%
Port Salut
136%
Brunost

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Port Salut
Port Salut contains less Sodium (difference - 66mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Port Salut
Port Salut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.469g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.57g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Brunost
Brunost is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brunost
Brunost is relatively richer in minerals
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. Port Salut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170849/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.