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Fontina vs Edam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fontina and Edam different?

  • Fontina is richer in Vitamin B12, and Polyunsaturated fat, while Edam is higher in Phosphorus, Calcium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Edam covers your daily need of Phosphorus 27% more than Fontina.
  • Fontina contains 2 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Edam. Fontina contains 1.654g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Edam contains 0.665g.
  • Edam is lower in Cholesterol.

Cheese, fontina and Cheese, edam 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
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Edam
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 - 3.75
Equal in Sodium - 812
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 166% 6% 10% 9% 96% 149% 105%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 220% 17% 22% 12% 103% 230% 106%
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 - 3.75
Equal in Sodium - 812

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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Edam
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 825
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.076
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.54
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.7%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 825
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.076
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.54

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
33
Fontina
35
Edam
Mineral Summary Score
68
Fontina
90
Edam

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

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.
Fontina Edam
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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Fontina Edam
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 Fontina Edam Opinion
Calories 389 357 Fontina
Protein 25.6 24.99 Fontina
Fats 31.14 27.8 Fontina
Vitamin C 0 0
Net carbs 1.5499999523162842 1.4299999475479126 Fontina
Carbs 1.55 1.43 Fontina
Cholesterol 116 89 Edam
Vitamin D 23 20 Fontina
Iron 0.23 0.44 Edam
Calcium 550 731 Edam
Potassium 64 188 Edam
Magnesium 14 30 Edam
Sugar 1.55 1.43 Edam
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.025 0.036 Edam
Zinc 3.5 3.75 Edam
Starch
Phosphorus 346 536 Edam
Sodium 800 812 Fontina
Vitamin A 913 825 Fontina
Vitamin E 0.27 0.24 Fontina
Vitamin D 0.6 0.5 Fontina
Vitamin B1 0.021 0.037 Edam
Vitamin B2 0.204 0.389 Edam
Vitamin B3 0.15 0.082 Fontina
Vitamin B5 0.429 0.281 Fontina
Vitamin B6 0.083 0.076 Fontina
Vitamin B12 1.68 1.54 Fontina
Vitamin K 2.6 2.3 Fontina
Folate 6 16 Edam
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 19.196 17.572 Edam
Monounsaturated Fat 8.687 8.125 Fontina
Polyunsaturated fat 1.654 0.665 Fontina
Tryptophan 0.361 0.352 Fontina
Threonine 0.935 0.932 Fontina
Isoleucine 1.384 1.308 Fontina
Leucine 2.664 2.57 Fontina
Lysine 2.328 2.66 Edam
Methionine 0.706 0.721 Edam
Phenylalanine 1.497 1.434 Fontina
Valine 1.926 1.81 Fontina
Histidine 0.959 1.034 Edam
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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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

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