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Cheese vs Brunost - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cheese and Brunost

  • Cheese has more Calcium, Selenium, and Zinc, however Brunost is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Brunost covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 73% more than Cheese.
  • Brunost has 3 times less Zinc than Cheese. Cheese has 3.64mg of Zinc, while Brunost has 1.14mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cheese, cheddar and Cheese, gjetost.

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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
Cheese
3
:
Contains more Calcium +77.5%
Contains more Zinc +219.3%
Contains more Iron +271.4%
Contains more Magnesium +159.3%
Contains more Potassium +1753.9%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 444
Equal in Sodium - 600
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27%
Contains more Calcium +77.5%
Contains more Zinc +219.3%
Contains more Iron +271.4%
Contains more Magnesium +159.3%
Contains more Potassium +1753.9%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 444
Equal in Sodium - 600

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
Cheese
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +11.6%
Contains more Folate +440%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1278%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +717.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 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 Vitamin A +11.6%
Contains more Folate +440%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1278%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +717.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cheese Brunost Opinion
Net carbs 3.09g 42.65g Brunost
Protein 22.87g 9.65g Cheese
Fats 33.31g 29.51g Cheese
Carbs 3.09g 42.65g Brunost
Calories 404kcal 466kcal Brunost
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Cheese
Sugar 0.48g g Brunost
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 710mg 400mg Cheese
Iron 0.14mg 0.52mg Brunost
Magnesium 27mg 70mg Brunost
Phosphorus 455mg 444mg Cheese
Potassium 76mg 1409mg Brunost
Sodium 653mg 600mg Brunost
Zinc 3.64mg 1.14mg Cheese
Copper 0.03mg 0.08mg Brunost
Vitamin A 1242IU 1113IU Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71mg mg Cheese
Vitamin D 24IU IU Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6µg µg Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.315mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 0.428mg 1.382mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.059mg 0.813mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 0.41mg 3.351mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.271mg Brunost
Folate 27µg 5µg Cheese
Vitamin B12 1.1µg 2.42µg Brunost
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Cheese
Tryptophan 0.547mg 0.135mg Cheese
Threonine 1.044mg 0.393mg Cheese
Isoleucine 1.206mg 0.519mg Cheese
Leucine 1.939mg 0.992mg Cheese
Lysine 1.025mg 0.814mg Cheese
Methionine 0.547mg 0.318mg Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.074mg 0.54mg Cheese
Valine 1.404mg 0.765mg Cheese
Histidine 0.547mg 0.293mg Cheese
Cholesterol 99mg 94mg Brunost
Trans Fat 0.917g g Brunost
Saturated Fat 18.867g 19.16g Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246g 7.879g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421g 0.938g Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cheese Brunost
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
35
Cheese
87
Brunost
Mineral Summary Score
79
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
137%
Cheese
58%
Brunost
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
43%
Brunost
Fats
154%
Cheese
136%
Brunost

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.293g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Cheese
Cheese is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
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. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.