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Gouda cheese vs. Limburger — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Gouda cheese and Limburger?

  • Gouda cheese is richer in Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Calcium, and Zinc, yet Limburger is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Folate.
  • Gouda cheese's daily need coverage for Phosphorus is 22% higher.
  • Gouda cheese has 2 times more Zinc than Limburger. Gouda cheese has 3.9mg of Zinc, while Limburger has 2.1mg.
  • Limburger contains less Cholesterol.

We used Cheese, gouda and Cheese, limburger types in this comparison.

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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 +40.8%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.9%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Manganese +245.5%
Equal in Potassium - 128
Equal in Sodium - 800
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 150% 5% 15% 169% 12% 105% 58% 7% 5% 80%
Contains more Calcium +40.8%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.9%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Manganese +245.5%
Equal in Potassium - 128
Equal in Sodium - 800
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 Vitamin B12 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246.2%
Contains more Folate +176.2%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.5
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.086
Equal in Choline - 15.4
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 70% 5% 15% 0% 20% 117% 3% 71% 20% 44% 130% 9% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246.2%
Contains more Folate +176.2%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.5
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.086
Equal in Choline - 15.4
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +24.4%
Contains more Carbs +353.1%
Contains more Water +16.8%
Equal in Fats - 27.25
Equal in Other - 3.79
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
20% 27% 48% 4%
Protein: 20.05 g
Fats: 27.25 g
Carbs: 0.49 g
Water: 48.42 g
Other: 3.79 g
Contains more Protein +24.4%
Contains more Carbs +353.1%
Contains more Water +16.8%
Equal in Fats - 27.25
Equal in Other - 3.79

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +32.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11.1%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 16.746
68% 30% 3%
Saturated Fat: 17.614 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.747 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.657 g
65% 33% 2%
Saturated Fat: 16.746 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.606 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.495 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +32.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11.1%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 16.746

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 Limburger
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Gouda cheese Limburger Opinion
Net carbs 2.22g 0.49g Gouda cheese
Protein 24.94g 20.05g Gouda cheese
Fats 27.44g 27.25g Gouda cheese
Carbs 2.22g 0.49g Gouda cheese
Calories 356kcal 327kcal Gouda cheese
Sugar 2.22g 0.49g Limburger
Calcium 700mg 497mg Gouda cheese
Iron 0.24mg 0.13mg Gouda cheese
Magnesium 29mg 21mg Gouda cheese
Phosphorus 546mg 393mg Gouda cheese
Potassium 121mg 128mg Limburger
Sodium 819mg 800mg Limburger
Zinc 3.9mg 2.1mg Gouda cheese
Copper 0.036mg 0.021mg Gouda cheese
Manganese 0.011mg 0.038mg Limburger
Selenium 14.5µg 14.5µg
Vitamin A 563IU 1155IU Limburger
Vitamin A RAE 165µg 340µg Limburger
Vitamin E 0.24mg 0.23mg Gouda cheese
Vitamin D 20IU 20IU
Vitamin D 0.5µg 0.5µg
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.08mg Limburger
Vitamin B2 0.334mg 0.503mg Limburger
Vitamin B3 0.063mg 0.158mg Limburger
Vitamin B5 0.34mg 1.177mg Limburger
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.086mg Limburger
Folate 21µg 58µg Limburger
Vitamin B12 1.54µg 1.04µg Gouda cheese
Choline 15.4mg 15.4mg
Vitamin K 2.3µg 2.3µg
Tryptophan 0.352mg 0.289mg Gouda cheese
Threonine 0.93mg 0.739mg Gouda cheese
Isoleucine 1.306mg 1.219mg Gouda cheese
Leucine 2.564mg 2.093mg Gouda cheese
Lysine 2.654mg 1.675mg Gouda cheese
Methionine 0.719mg 0.619mg Gouda cheese
Phenylalanine 1.431mg 1.116mg Gouda cheese
Valine 1.806mg 1.439mg Gouda cheese
Histidine 1.032mg 0.578mg Gouda cheese
Cholesterol 114mg 90mg Limburger
Saturated Fat 17.614g 16.746g Limburger
Monounsaturated Fat 7.747g 8.606g Limburger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.657g 0.495g Gouda cheese

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Gouda cheese Limburger
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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
39%
Limburger
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
79%
Gouda cheese
60%
Limburger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Limburger
Limburger is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.73g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Limburger
Limburger contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Limburger
Limburger is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Limburger
Limburger is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.868g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Limburger
Limburger is relatively richer in vitamins
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 richer in minerals?
Gouda cheese
Gouda cheese is relatively richer in minerals

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. Limburger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171243/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.