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Port Salut vs Provolone - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Port Salut and Provolone different?

  • Port Salut is higher in Vitamin A and Monounsaturated Fat, however Provolone is richer in Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Zinc and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Phosphorus from Provolone is 19% higher.
  • Port Salut contains 2 times more Cholesterol than Provolone. While Port Salut contains 123mg of Cholesterol, Provolone contains only 69mg.

Cheese, port de salut and Cheese, provolone are the varieties 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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Contains less Sodium -39%
Contains more Iron +20.9%
Contains more Calcium +16.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Contains more Zinc +24.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.8%
Equal in Potassium - 138
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 195% 12% 18% 8% 71% 155% 70%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 227% 13% 20% 9% 89% 213% 115%
Contains less Sodium -39%
Contains more Iron +20.9%
Contains more Calcium +16.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Contains more Zinc +24.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.8%
Equal in Potassium - 138

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 +24.1%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.5
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.46
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 66% 5% 15% 4% 56% 2% 13% 13% 188% 6% 14%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 53% 5% 15% 5% 75% 3% 29% 17% 183% 6% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +24.1%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.5
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.46
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.2

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
31
Port Salut
33
Provolone
Mineral Summary Score
68
Port Salut
88
Provolone

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
143%
Port Salut
153%
Provolone
Carbohydrates
1%
Port Salut
2%
Provolone
Fats
130%
Port Salut
123%
Provolone

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Port Salut Provolone
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Provolone
Provolone is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 54mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Provolone
Provolone contains less Sugars (difference - 0.0099999999999999g)
Which food is cheaper?
Provolone
Provolone is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Provolone
Provolone is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Port Salut
Port Salut contains less Sodium (difference - 342mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Port Salut
Port Salut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.387g)
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 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 Port Salut Provolone Opinion
Calories 352 351 Port Salut
Protein 23.78 25.58 Provolone
Fats 28.2 26.62 Port Salut
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.57 2.14 Provolone
Cholesterol 123 69 Provolone
Vitamin D 21 20 Port Salut
Iron 0.43 0.52 Provolone
Calcium 650 756 Provolone
Potassium 136 138 Provolone
Magnesium 24 28 Provolone
Sugars 0.57 0.56 Provolone
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.022 0.026 Provolone
Zinc 2.6 3.23 Provolone
Starch
Phosphorus 360 496 Provolone
Sodium 534 876 Port Salut
Vitamin A 1092 880 Port Salut
Vitamin E 0.24 0.23 Port Salut
Vitamin D 0.5 0.5
Vitamin B1 0.014 0.019 Provolone
Vitamin B2 0.24 0.321 Provolone
Vitamin B3 0.06 0.156 Provolone
Vitamin B5 0.21 0.476 Provolone
Vitamin B6 0.053 0.073 Provolone
Vitamin B12 1.5 1.46 Port Salut
Vitamin K 2.4 2.2 Port Salut
Folate 18 10 Port Salut
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 16.691 17.078 Port Salut
Monounsaturated Fat 9.338 7.393 Port Salut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.729 0.769 Provolone
Tryptophan 0.343 0.345 Provolone
Threonine 0.876 0.982 Provolone
Isoleucine 1.446 1.091 Port Salut
Leucine 2.482 2.297 Port Salut
Lysine 1.987 2.646 Provolone
Methionine 0.734 0.686 Port Salut
Phenylalanine 1.323 1.287 Port Salut
Valine 1.707 1.64 Port Salut
Histidine 0.686 1.115 Provolone
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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. Port Salut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170849/nutrients
  2. Provolone - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170850/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.