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Edam vs Fontina - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Edam and Fontina different?

  • Edam is richer in Phosphorus, Calcium, and Vitamin B2, while Fontina is higher in Vitamin B12, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Edam covers your daily need of Phosphorus 27% more than Fontina.
  • Edam contains 3 times more Potassium than Fontina. Edam contains 188mg of Potassium, while Fontina contains 64mg.
  • Edam is lower in Saturated Fat.

Cheese, edam and Cheese, fontina types were 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
Edam
7
:
Contains more Iron +91.3%
Contains more Calcium +32.9%
Contains more Potassium +193.8%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Copper +44%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.9%
Equal in Zinc - 3.5
Equal in Sodium - 800
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 220% 17% 22% 12% 103% 230% 106%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 166% 6% 10% 9% 96% 149% 105%
Contains more Iron +91.3%
Contains more Calcium +32.9%
Contains more Potassium +193.8%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Copper +44%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.9%
Equal in Zinc - 3.5
Equal in Sodium - 800

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
Edam
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.083
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.68
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 50% 5% 15% 10% 90% 2% 17% 18% 193% 6% 12%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 55% 6% 18% 6% 48% 3% 26% 20% 210% 7% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.083
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.68

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
Edam
33
Fontina
Mineral Summary Score
90
Edam
68
Fontina

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
150%
Edam
154%
Fontina
Carbohydrates
1%
Edam
2%
Fontina
Fats
128%
Edam
144%
Fontina

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

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Edam Fontina
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 contains less Sodium?
Fontina
Fontina contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fontina
Fontina is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Edam
Edam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Edam
Edam is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Edam
Edam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.624g)
Which food is cheaper?
Edam
Edam is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Edam
Edam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Edam Fontina Opinion
Calories 357 389 Fontina
Protein 24.99 25.6 Fontina
Fats 27.8 31.14 Fontina
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.43 1.55 Fontina
Cholesterol 89 116 Edam
Vitamin D 20 23 Fontina
Iron 0.44 0.23 Edam
Calcium 731 550 Edam
Potassium 188 64 Edam
Magnesium 30 14 Edam
Sugar 1.43 1.55 Edam
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.036 0.025 Edam
Zinc 3.75 3.5 Edam
Starch
Phosphorus 536 346 Edam
Sodium 812 800 Fontina
Vitamin A 825 913 Fontina
Vitamin E 0.24 0.27 Fontina
Vitamin D 0.5 0.6 Fontina
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.021 Edam
Vitamin B2 0.389 0.204 Edam
Vitamin B3 0.082 0.15 Fontina
Vitamin B5 0.281 0.429 Fontina
Vitamin B6 0.076 0.083 Fontina
Vitamin B12 1.54 1.68 Fontina
Vitamin K 2.3 2.6 Fontina
Folate 16 6 Edam
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 17.572 19.196 Edam
Monounsaturated Fat 8.125 8.687 Fontina
Polyunsaturated fat 0.665 1.654 Fontina
Tryptophan 0.352 0.361 Fontina
Threonine 0.932 0.935 Fontina
Isoleucine 1.308 1.384 Fontina
Leucine 2.57 2.664 Fontina
Lysine 2.66 2.328 Edam
Methionine 0.721 0.706 Edam
Phenylalanine 1.434 1.497 Fontina
Valine 1.81 1.926 Fontina
Histidine 1.034 0.959 Edam
Fructose

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. Edam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173419/nutrients
  2. Fontina - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170843/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.