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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 RAE, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -39%
Contains more Calcium +16.3%
Contains more Iron +20.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.8%
Contains more Zinc +24.2%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Equal in Potassium - 138
Equal in Manganese - 0.01
Equal in Selenium - 14.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 195% 17% 18% 155% 12% 70% 71% 8% 2% 80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 227% 20% 20% 213% 13% 115% 89% 9% 2% 80%
Contains less Sodium -39%
Contains more Calcium +16.3%
Contains more Iron +20.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.8%
Contains more Zinc +24.2%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Equal in Potassium - 138
Equal in Manganese - 0.01
Equal in Selenium - 14.5

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 Choline - 15.4
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 66% 5% 15% 0% 4% 56% 2% 13% 13% 14% 188% 9% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 53% 5% 15% 0% 5% 75% 3% 29% 17% 8% 183% 9% 6%
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 Choline - 15.4
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +11%
Contains more Carbs +275.4%
Contains more Other +135.5%
Equal in Protein - 25.58
Equal in Fats - 26.62
Equal in Water - 40.95
24% 28% 45% 2%
Protein: 23.78 g
Fats: 28.2 g
Carbs: 0.57 g
Water: 45.45 g
Other: 2 g
26% 27% 2% 41% 5%
Protein: 25.58 g
Fats: 26.62 g
Carbs: 2.14 g
Water: 40.95 g
Other: 4.71 g
Contains more Water +11%
Contains more Carbs +275.4%
Contains more Other +135.5%
Equal in Protein - 25.58
Equal in Fats - 26.62
Equal in Water - 40.95

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 17.078
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.769
62% 35% 3%
Saturated Fat: 16.691 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.338 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.729 g
68% 29% 3%
Saturated Fat: 17.078 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.393 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.769 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26.3%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 17.078
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.769

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Port Salut Provolone
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Port Salut Provolone Opinion
Net carbs 0.57g 2.14g Provolone
Protein 23.78g 25.58g Provolone
Fats 28.2g 26.62g Port Salut
Carbs 0.57g 2.14g Provolone
Calories 352kcal 351kcal Port Salut
Sugar 0.57g 0.56g Provolone
Calcium 650mg 756mg Provolone
Iron 0.43mg 0.52mg Provolone
Magnesium 24mg 28mg Provolone
Phosphorus 360mg 496mg Provolone
Potassium 136mg 138mg Provolone
Sodium 534mg 876mg Port Salut
Zinc 2.6mg 3.23mg Provolone
Copper 0.022mg 0.026mg Provolone
Manganese 0.011mg 0.01mg Port Salut
Selenium 14.5µg 14.5µg
Vitamin A 1092IU 880IU Port Salut
Vitamin A RAE 315µg 236µg Port Salut
Vitamin E 0.24mg 0.23mg Port Salut
Vitamin D 21IU 20IU Port Salut
Vitamin D 0.5µg 0.5µg
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0.019mg Provolone
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 0.321mg Provolone
Vitamin B3 0.06mg 0.156mg Provolone
Vitamin B5 0.21mg 0.476mg Provolone
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.073mg Provolone
Folate 18µg 10µg Port Salut
Vitamin B12 1.5µg 1.46µg Port Salut
Choline 15.4mg 15.4mg
Vitamin K 2.4µg 2.2µg Port Salut
Tryptophan 0.343mg 0.345mg Provolone
Threonine 0.876mg 0.982mg Provolone
Isoleucine 1.446mg 1.091mg Port Salut
Leucine 2.482mg 2.297mg Port Salut
Lysine 1.987mg 2.646mg Provolone
Methionine 0.734mg 0.686mg Port Salut
Phenylalanine 1.323mg 1.287mg Port Salut
Valine 1.707mg 1.64mg Port Salut
Histidine 0.686mg 1.115mg Provolone
Cholesterol 123mg 69mg Provolone
Saturated Fat 16.691g 17.078g Port Salut
Monounsaturated Fat 9.338g 7.393g Port Salut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.729g 0.769g Provolone

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Port Salut Provolone
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Port Salut
31%
Provolone
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
62%
Port Salut
78%
Provolone

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Provolone
Provolone is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.0099999999999999g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Provolone
Provolone is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 54mg)
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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.