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Port Salut vs Muenster cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Port Salut and Muenster cheese

  • Port Salut contains less Phosphorus, Calcium, and Vitamin B2 than Muenster cheese.
  • Daily need coverage for Phosphorus from Muenster cheese is 15% higher.

Food types used in this article are Cheese, port de salut and Cheese, muenster.

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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 less Sodium -15%
Contains more Calcium +10.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains more Copper +40.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.41
Equal in Potassium - 134
Equal in Zinc - 2.81
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 195% 17% 18% 155% 12% 70% 71% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 216% 16% 20% 201% 12% 82% 77% 11%
Contains less Sodium -15%
Contains more Calcium +10.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains more Copper +40.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.41
Equal in Potassium - 134
Equal in Zinc - 2.81

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 B5 +10.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1012
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.26
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.013
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.056
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.47
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.5
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 61% 6% 18% 0% 4% 74% 2% 12% 13% 9% 184% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1012
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.26
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.013
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.056
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.47
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.5

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 Muenster cheese
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Muenster cheese Opinion
Net carbs 0.57g 1.12g Muenster cheese
Protein 23.78g 23.41g Port Salut
Fats 28.2g 30.04g Muenster cheese
Carbs 0.57g 1.12g Muenster cheese
Calories 352kcal 368kcal Muenster cheese
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.57g 1.12g Port Salut
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 650mg 717mg Muenster cheese
Iron 0.43mg 0.41mg Port Salut
Magnesium 24mg 27mg Muenster cheese
Phosphorus 360mg 468mg Muenster cheese
Potassium 136mg 134mg Port Salut
Sodium 534mg 628mg Port Salut
Zinc 2.6mg 2.81mg Muenster cheese
Copper 0.022mg 0.031mg Muenster cheese
Vitamin A 1092IU 1012IU Port Salut
Vitamin E 0.24mg 0.26mg Muenster cheese
Vitamin D 21IU 22IU Muenster cheese
Vitamin D 0.5µg 0.6µg Muenster cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.013mg Port Salut
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 0.32mg Muenster cheese
Vitamin B3 0.06mg 0.103mg Muenster cheese
Vitamin B5 0.21mg 0.19mg Port Salut
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.056mg Muenster cheese
Folate 18µg 12µg Port Salut
Vitamin B12 1.5µg 1.47µg Port Salut
Vitamin K 2.4µg 2.5µg Muenster cheese
Tryptophan 0.343mg 0.327mg Port Salut
Threonine 0.876mg 0.888mg Muenster cheese
Isoleucine 1.446mg 1.145mg Port Salut
Leucine 2.482mg 2.26mg Port Salut
Lysine 1.987mg 2.139mg Muenster cheese
Methionine 0.734mg 0.569mg Port Salut
Phenylalanine 1.323mg 1.24mg Port Salut
Valine 1.707mg 1.482mg Port Salut
Histidine 0.686mg 0.829mg Muenster cheese
Cholesterol 123mg 96mg Muenster cheese
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 16.691g 19.113g Port Salut
Monounsaturated Fat 9.338g 8.711g Port Salut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.729g 0.661g Port Salut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Port Salut Muenster cheese
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
32
Muenster cheese
Mineral Summary Score
68
Port Salut
79
Muenster cheese

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
140%
Muenster cheese
Carbohydrates
1%
Port Salut
1%
Muenster cheese
Fats
130%
Port Salut
139%
Muenster cheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Port Salut
Port Salut is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Port Salut
Port Salut contains less Sodium (difference - 94mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Port Salut
Port Salut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.422g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Muenster cheese
Muenster cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Muenster cheese
Muenster cheese is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Muenster cheese
Muenster cheese 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. Muenster cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171245/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.