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Gouda cheese vs Monterey Jack - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Gouda cheese and Monterey Jack?

  • Gouda cheese is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Zinc, yet Monterey Jack is higher in Iron.
  • Gouda cheese's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 30% more.
  • Gouda cheese has 4 times more Sugar than Monterey Jack. While Gouda cheese has 2.22g of Sugar, Monterey Jack has only 0.5g.

We used Cheese, gouda and Cheese, monterey types 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
Contains more Potassium +49.4%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Equal in Calcium - 746
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 210% 11% 21% 12% 107% 234% 107%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 224% 8% 20% 11% 82% 191% 79%
Contains more Potassium +49.4%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +30%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Equal in Calcium - 746
Equal in Magnesium - 27

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 B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.5%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +36.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.26
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.079
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.5
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 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% 47% 6% 18% 4% 90% 2% 13% 19% 104% 7% 14%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.5%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +36.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.26
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.079
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.5

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
27
Monterey Jack
Mineral Summary Score
89
Gouda cheese
80
Monterey Jack

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
147%
Monterey Jack
Carbohydrates
2%
Gouda cheese
1%
Monterey Jack
Fats
127%
Gouda cheese
140%
Monterey Jack

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 Monterey Jack
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Gouda cheese Monterey Jack
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.72g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack contains less Sodium (difference - 219mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Gouda cheese
Gouda cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.452g)
Which food is cheaper?
Gouda cheese
Gouda cheese is cheaper (difference - $2)
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)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Gouda cheese Monterey Jack Opinion
Calories 356 373 Monterey Jack
Protein 24.94 24.48 Gouda cheese
Fats 27.44 30.28 Monterey Jack
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2.22 0.68 Gouda cheese
Cholesterol 114 89 Monterey Jack
Vitamin D 20 22 Monterey Jack
Iron 0.24 0.72 Monterey Jack
Calcium 700 746 Monterey Jack
Potassium 121 81 Gouda cheese
Magnesium 29 27 Gouda cheese
Sugar 2.22 0.5 Monterey Jack
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.036 0.032 Gouda cheese
Zinc 3.9 3 Gouda cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 546 444 Gouda cheese
Sodium 819 600 Monterey Jack
Vitamin A 563 769 Monterey Jack
Vitamin E 0.24 0.26 Monterey Jack
Vitamin D 0.5 0.6 Monterey Jack
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.015 Gouda cheese
Vitamin B2 0.334 0.39 Monterey Jack
Vitamin B3 0.063 0.093 Monterey Jack
Vitamin B5 0.34 0.21 Gouda cheese
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.079 Gouda cheese
Vitamin B12 1.54 0.83 Gouda cheese
Vitamin K 2.3 2.5 Monterey Jack
Folate 21 18 Gouda cheese
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 17.614 19.066 Gouda cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 7.747 8.751 Monterey Jack
Polyunsaturated fat 0.657 0.899 Monterey Jack
Tryptophan 0.352 0.315 Gouda cheese
Threonine 0.93 0.871 Gouda cheese
Isoleucine 1.306 1.519 Monterey Jack
Leucine 2.564 2.344 Gouda cheese
Lysine 2.654 2.037 Gouda cheese
Methionine 0.719 0.641 Gouda cheese
Phenylalanine 1.431 1.289 Gouda cheese
Valine 1.806 1.635 Gouda cheese
Histidine 1.032 0.859 Gouda cheese
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. Gouda cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171241/nutrients
  2. Monterey Jack - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170844/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.