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Romano cheese vs Brunost - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Romano cheese and Brunost different?

  • Romano cheese is higher in Calcium and Phosphorus, however Brunost is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Brunost is 78% higher.
  • Romano cheese contains 3 times more Calcium than Brunost. While Romano cheese contains 1064mg of Calcium, Brunost contains only 400mg.
  • Brunost has less Sodium.

Cheese, romano and Cheese, gjetost 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 more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Calcium +166%
Contains more Zinc +126.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.2%
Contains more Potassium +1538.4%
Contains more Magnesium +70.7%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains less Sodium -58.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 320% 8% 30% 10% 71% 326% 187%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 120% 125% 50% 27% 32% 191% 79%
Contains more Iron +48.1%
Contains more Calcium +166%
Contains more Zinc +126.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.2%
Contains more Potassium +1538.4%
Contains more Magnesium +70.7%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains less Sodium -58.1%

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 +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +168.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +751.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +273.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +955.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +690.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +218.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +116.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 25% 5% 15% 10% 86% 2% 26% 20% 140% 6% 6%
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 +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +168.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +751.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +273.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +955.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +690.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +218.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +116.1%

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
28
Romano cheese
87
Brunost
Mineral Summary Score
122
Romano cheese
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 the food
Protein
191%
Romano cheese
58%
Brunost
Carbohydrates
4%
Romano cheese
43%
Brunost
Fats
124%
Romano cheese
136%
Brunost

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.
Romano cheese Brunost
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Romano cheese Brunost
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 Saturated Fat?
Romano cheese
Romano cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.045g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sugars (difference - 0.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sodium (difference - 833mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Brunost
Brunost is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Romano cheese Brunost Opinion
Calories 387 466 Brunost
Protein 31.8 9.65 Romano cheese
Fats 26.94 29.51 Brunost
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.63 42.65 Brunost
Cholesterol 104 94 Brunost
Vitamin D 20 Romano cheese
Iron 0.77 0.52 Romano cheese
Calcium 1064 400 Romano cheese
Potassium 86 1409 Brunost
Magnesium 41 70 Brunost
Sugars 0.73 Brunost
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.08 Brunost
Zinc 2.58 1.14 Romano cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 760 444 Romano cheese
Sodium 1433 600 Brunost
Vitamin A 415 1113 Brunost
Vitamin E 0.23 Romano cheese
Vitamin D 0.5 Romano cheese
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.315 Brunost
Vitamin B2 0.37 1.382 Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.077 0.813 Brunost
Vitamin B5 0.424 3.351 Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.085 0.271 Brunost
Vitamin B12 1.12 2.42 Brunost
Vitamin K 2.2 Romano cheese
Folate 7 5 Romano cheese
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 17.115 19.16 Romano cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 7.838 7.879 Brunost
Polyunsaturated fat 0.593 0.938 Brunost
Tryptophan 0.429 0.135 Romano cheese
Threonine 1.171 0.393 Romano cheese
Isoleucine 1.685 0.519 Romano cheese
Leucine 3.071 0.992 Romano cheese
Lysine 2.941 0.814 Romano cheese
Methionine 0.852 0.318 Romano cheese
Phenylalanine 1.71 0.54 Romano cheese
Valine 2.183 0.765 Romano cheese
Histidine 1.231 0.293 Romano cheese
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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. Romano cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171249/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.