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Gouda cheese vs. Brunost — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Gouda cheese and Brunost

  • Gouda cheese has more Calcium, Zinc, and Phosphorus, while Brunost has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B6.
  • Brunost covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 81% more than Gouda cheese.
  • Gouda cheese contains 3 times more Zinc than Brunost. While Gouda cheese contains 3.9mg of Zinc, Brunost contains only 1.14mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cheese, gouda 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 Calcium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Zinc +242.1%
Contains more Iron +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +141.4%
Contains more Potassium +1064.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Copper +122.2%
Contains more Manganese +263.6%
Equal in Selenium - 14.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 210% 9% 21% 234% 11% 107% 107% 12% 2% 80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 120% 20% 50% 191% 125% 79% 32% 27% 6% 80%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Zinc +242.1%
Contains more Iron +116.7%
Contains more Magnesium +141.4%
Contains more Potassium +1064.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Copper +122.2%
Contains more Manganese +263.6%
Equal in Selenium - 14.5

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 Folate +320%
Contains more Vitamin A +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +950%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +313.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1190.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +885.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +57.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 34% 5% 15% 0% 8% 78% 2% 21% 19% 16% 193% 9% 6%
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 Folate +320%
Contains more Vitamin A +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +950%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +313.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1190.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +885.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +238.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +57.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +158.4%
Contains more Water +208.5%
Contains more Carbs +1821.2%
Contains more Other +20.6%
Equal in Fats - 29.51
25% 27% 2% 41% 4%
Protein: 24.94 g
Fats: 27.44 g
Carbs: 2.22 g
Water: 41.46 g
Other: 3.94 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 Protein +158.4%
Contains more Water +208.5%
Contains more Carbs +1821.2%
Contains more Other +20.6%
Equal in Fats - 29.51

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +42.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 19.16
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 7.879
68% 30% 3%
Saturated Fat: 17.614 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.747 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.657 g
68% 28% 3%
Saturated Fat: 19.16 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.938 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +42.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 19.16
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 7.879

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Gouda 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 Gouda cheese Brunost Opinion
Net carbs 2.22g 42.65g Brunost
Protein 24.94g 9.65g Gouda cheese
Fats 27.44g 29.51g Brunost
Carbs 2.22g 42.65g Brunost
Calories 356kcal 466kcal Brunost
Sugar 2.22g Brunost
Calcium 700mg 400mg Gouda cheese
Iron 0.24mg 0.52mg Brunost
Magnesium 29mg 70mg Brunost
Phosphorus 546mg 444mg Gouda cheese
Potassium 121mg 1409mg Brunost
Sodium 819mg 600mg Brunost
Zinc 3.9mg 1.14mg Gouda cheese
Copper 0.036mg 0.08mg Brunost
Manganese 0.011mg 0.04mg Brunost
Selenium 14.5µg 14.5µg
Vitamin A 563IU 1113IU Brunost
Vitamin A RAE 165µg 334µg Brunost
Vitamin E 0.24mg Gouda cheese
Vitamin D 20IU Gouda cheese
Vitamin D 0.5µg Gouda cheese
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.315mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 0.334mg 1.382mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.063mg 0.813mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 0.34mg 3.351mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.271mg Brunost
Folate 21µg 5µg Gouda cheese
Vitamin B12 1.54µg 2.42µg Brunost
Choline 15.4mg Gouda cheese
Vitamin K 2.3µg Gouda cheese
Tryptophan 0.352mg 0.135mg Gouda cheese
Threonine 0.93mg 0.393mg Gouda cheese
Isoleucine 1.306mg 0.519mg Gouda cheese
Leucine 2.564mg 0.992mg Gouda cheese
Lysine 2.654mg 0.814mg Gouda cheese
Methionine 0.719mg 0.318mg Gouda cheese
Phenylalanine 1.431mg 0.54mg Gouda cheese
Valine 1.806mg 0.765mg Gouda cheese
Histidine 1.032mg 0.293mg Gouda cheese
Cholesterol 114mg 94mg Brunost
Saturated Fat 17.614g 19.16g Gouda cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 7.747g 7.879g Brunost
Polyunsaturated fat 0.657g 0.938g Brunost

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Gouda cheese 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
31%
Gouda cheese
81%
Brunost
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
79%
Gouda cheese
72%
Brunost

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Gouda cheese
Gouda cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.546g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gouda cheese
Gouda cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Gouda cheese
Gouda cheese is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.22g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brunost
Brunost contains less Sodium (difference - 219mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
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

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. Gouda cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171241/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.

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