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

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 25% 5% 15% 0% 10% 86% 2% 26% 20% 6% 140% 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 +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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Romano cheese Brunost Opinion
Net carbs 3.63g 42.65g Brunost
Protein 31.8g 9.65g Romano cheese
Fats 26.94g 29.51g Brunost
Carbs 3.63g 42.65g Brunost
Calories 387kcal 466kcal Brunost
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.73g g Brunost
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 1064mg 400mg Romano cheese
Iron 0.77mg 0.52mg Romano cheese
Magnesium 41mg 70mg Brunost
Phosphorus 760mg 444mg Romano cheese
Potassium 86mg 1409mg Brunost
Sodium 1433mg 600mg Brunost
Zinc 2.58mg 1.14mg Romano cheese
Copper 0.03mg 0.08mg Brunost
Vitamin A 415IU 1113IU Brunost
Vitamin E 0.23mg mg Romano cheese
Vitamin D 20IU IU Romano cheese
Vitamin D 0.5µg µg Romano cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.315mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 0.37mg 1.382mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.077mg 0.813mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 0.424mg 3.351mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.085mg 0.271mg Brunost
Folate 7µg 5µg Romano cheese
Vitamin B12 1.12µg 2.42µg Brunost
Vitamin K 2.2µg µg Romano cheese
Tryptophan 0.429mg 0.135mg Romano cheese
Threonine 1.171mg 0.393mg Romano cheese
Isoleucine 1.685mg 0.519mg Romano cheese
Leucine 3.071mg 0.992mg Romano cheese
Lysine 2.941mg 0.814mg Romano cheese
Methionine 0.852mg 0.318mg Romano cheese
Phenylalanine 1.71mg 0.54mg Romano cheese
Valine 2.183mg 0.765mg Romano cheese
Histidine 1.231mg 0.293mg Romano cheese
Cholesterol 104mg 94mg Brunost
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 17.115g 19.16g Romano cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 7.838g 7.879g Brunost
Polyunsaturated fat 0.593g 0.938g Brunost

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Romano cheese 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
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 food.
Protein
191%
Romano cheese
58%
Brunost
Carbohydrates
4%
Romano cheese
43%
Brunost
Fats
124%
Romano cheese
136%
Brunost

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 Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sodium (difference - 833mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Brunost
Brunost is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. 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.