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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, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Calcium +40.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.9%
Equal in Potassium - 128
Equal in Sodium - 800
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 210% 11% 21% 12% 107% 234% 107%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 150% 12% 15% 7% 58% 169% 105%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Calcium +40.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Copper +71.4%
Contains more Zinc +85.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.9%
Equal in Potassium - 128
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
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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 Vitamin K - 2.3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 34% 5% 15% 8% 78% 2% 21% 19% 193% 6% 16%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 70% 5% 15% 20% 117% 3% 71% 20% 130% 6% 44%
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 Vitamin K - 2.3

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
Gouda cheese
41
Limburger
Mineral Summary Score
89
Gouda cheese
65
Limburger

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%
Gouda cheese
120%
Limburger
Carbohydrates
2%
Gouda cheese
0%
Limburger
Fats
127%
Gouda cheese
126%
Limburger

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.
Gouda cheese Limburger
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Limburger
Limburger is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
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 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 cheaper?
Gouda cheese
Gouda cheese is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Gouda cheese
Gouda cheese 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 Gouda cheese Limburger Opinion
Calories 356 327 Gouda cheese
Protein 24.94 20.05 Gouda cheese
Fats 27.44 27.25 Gouda cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2.22 0.49 Gouda cheese
Cholesterol 114 90 Limburger
Vitamin D 20 20
Iron 0.24 0.13 Gouda cheese
Calcium 700 497 Gouda cheese
Potassium 121 128 Limburger
Magnesium 29 21 Gouda cheese
Sugar 2.22 0.49 Limburger
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.036 0.021 Gouda cheese
Zinc 3.9 2.1 Gouda cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 546 393 Gouda cheese
Sodium 819 800 Limburger
Vitamin A 563 1155 Limburger
Vitamin E 0.24 0.23 Gouda cheese
Vitamin D 0.5 0.5
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.08 Limburger
Vitamin B2 0.334 0.503 Limburger
Vitamin B3 0.063 0.158 Limburger
Vitamin B5 0.34 1.177 Limburger
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.086 Limburger
Vitamin B12 1.54 1.04 Gouda cheese
Vitamin K 2.3 2.3
Folate 21 58 Limburger
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 17.614 16.746 Limburger
Monounsaturated Fat 7.747 8.606 Limburger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.657 0.495 Gouda cheese
Tryptophan 0.352 0.289 Gouda cheese
Threonine 0.93 0.739 Gouda cheese
Isoleucine 1.306 1.219 Gouda cheese
Leucine 2.564 2.093 Gouda cheese
Lysine 2.654 1.675 Gouda cheese
Methionine 0.719 0.619 Gouda cheese
Phenylalanine 1.431 1.116 Gouda cheese
Valine 1.806 1.439 Gouda cheese
Histidine 1.032 0.578 Gouda cheese
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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. 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.