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Macaroon vs. Brunost — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Macaroon and Brunost

  • Macaroon has more Copper, and Fiber, however, Brunost is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B1.
  • Brunost covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 102% more than Macaroon.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cookies, coconut macaroon 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +57.7%
Contains less Sodium -59.8%
Contains more Copper +236.3%
Contains more Calcium +7900%
Contains more Magnesium +141.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +552.9%
Contains more Potassium +1045.5%
Contains more Zinc +56.2%
Contains more Selenium +113.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 31% 21% 30% 11% 32% 20% 90% 0% 38%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27% 6% 80%
Contains more Iron +57.7%
Contains less Sodium -59.8%
Contains more Copper +236.3%
Contains more Calcium +7900%
Contains more Magnesium +141.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +552.9%
Contains more Potassium +1045.5%
Contains more Zinc +56.2%
Contains more Selenium +113.2%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1475%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2203.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +269.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 5% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 67% 0% 0% 0% 79% 319% 16% 202% 63% 4% 303% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1475%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2203.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +269.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +43.5%
Contains more Protein +219.5%
Contains more Fats +30.9%
Contains more Water +16.9%
Contains more Other +177.8%
3% 23% 61% 12% 2%
Protein: 3.02 g
Fats: 22.55 g
Carbs: 61.22 g
Water: 11.5 g
Other: 1.71 g
10% 30% 43% 13% 5%
Protein: 9.65 g
Fats: 29.51 g
Carbs: 42.65 g
Water: 13.44 g
Other: 4.75 g
Contains more Carbs +43.5%
Contains more Protein +219.5%
Contains more Fats +30.9%
Contains more Water +16.9%
Contains more Other +177.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +389.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 19.16
89% 7% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.81 g
68% 28% 3%
Saturated Fat: 19.16 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.938 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +389.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 19.16

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Macaroon Brunost
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macaroon Brunost Opinion
Net carbs 56.12g 42.65g Macaroon
Protein 3.02g 9.65g Brunost
Fats 22.55g 29.51g Brunost
Carbs 61.22g 42.65g Macaroon
Calories 460kcal 466kcal Brunost
Sugar 45.16g Brunost
Fiber 5.1g 0g Macaroon
Calcium 5mg 400mg Brunost
Iron 0.82mg 0.52mg Macaroon
Magnesium 29mg 70mg Brunost
Phosphorus 68mg 444mg Brunost
Potassium 123mg 1409mg Brunost
Sodium 241mg 600mg Macaroon
Zinc 0.73mg 1.14mg Brunost
Copper 0.269mg 0.08mg Macaroon
Manganese 0.04mg Brunost
Selenium 6.8µg 14.5µg Brunost
Vitamin A 0IU 1113IU Brunost
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 334µg Brunost
Vitamin E 0.19mg Macaroon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.315mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 1.382mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 0.813mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 3.351mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.271mg Brunost
Folate 3µg 5µg Brunost
Vitamin B12 0µg 2.42µg Brunost
Choline 9.1mg Macaroon
Vitamin K 1.1µg Macaroon
Tryptophan 0.135mg Brunost
Threonine 0.393mg Brunost
Isoleucine 0.519mg Brunost
Leucine 0.992mg Brunost
Lysine 0.814mg Brunost
Methionine 0.318mg Brunost
Phenylalanine 0.54mg Brunost
Valine 0.765mg Brunost
Histidine 0.293mg Brunost
Cholesterol 0mg 94mg Macaroon
Saturated Fat 20.099g 19.16g Brunost
Monounsaturated Fat 1.61g 7.879g Brunost
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 0.938g Brunost

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Macaroon Brunost
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
5%
Macaroon
81%
Brunost
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
27%
Macaroon
72%
Brunost

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Macaroon
Macaroon contains less Sodium (difference - 359mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 94mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 45.16g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.939g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brunost
Brunost is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brunost
Brunost is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.