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Limburger vs Monterey Jack - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Limburger and Monterey Jack different?

  • Limburger is higher in Vitamin B5, Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B2, however Monterey Jack is richer in Calcium, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Calcium from Monterey Jack is 25% higher.
  • Limburger contains 6 times more Vitamin B5 than Monterey Jack. While Limburger contains 1.177mg of Vitamin B5, Monterey Jack contains only 0.21mg.
  • Monterey Jack has less Sodium.

Cheese, limburger and Cheese, monterey are the varieties 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
Contains more Potassium +58%
Contains more Iron +453.8%
Contains more Calcium +50.1%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +52.4%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 150% 12% 15% 7% 58% 169% 105%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 224% 8% 20% 11% 82% 191% 79%
Contains more Potassium +58%
Contains more Iron +453.8%
Contains more Calcium +50.1%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +52.4%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13%
Contains less Sodium -25%

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 A +50.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +460.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.3%
Contains more Folate +222.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
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% 70% 5% 15% 20% 117% 3% 71% 20% 130% 6% 44%
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 A +50.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +460.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.3%
Contains more Folate +222.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.079
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.5

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Limburger Monterey Jack Opinion
Calories 327kcal 373kcal Monterey Jack
Protein 20.05g 24.48g Monterey Jack
Fats 27.25g 30.28g Monterey Jack
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0.49g 0.68g Monterey Jack
Carbs 0.49g 0.68g Monterey Jack
Cholesterol 90mg 89mg Monterey Jack
Vitamin D 20IU 22IU Monterey Jack
Iron 0.13mg 0.72mg Monterey Jack
Calcium 497mg 746mg Monterey Jack
Potassium 128mg 81mg Limburger
Magnesium 21mg 27mg Monterey Jack
Sugar 0.49g 0.5g Limburger
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.021mg 0.032mg Monterey Jack
Zinc 2.1mg 3mg Monterey Jack
Starch g g
Phosphorus 393mg 444mg Monterey Jack
Sodium 800mg 600mg Monterey Jack
Vitamin A 1155IU 769IU Limburger
Vitamin E 0.23mg 0.26mg Monterey Jack
Vitamin D 0.5µg 0.6µg Monterey Jack
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.015mg Limburger
Vitamin B2 0.503mg 0.39mg Limburger
Vitamin B3 0.158mg 0.093mg Limburger
Vitamin B5 1.177mg 0.21mg Limburger
Vitamin B6 0.086mg 0.079mg Limburger
Vitamin B12 1.04µg 0.83µg Limburger
Vitamin K 2.3µg 2.5µg Monterey Jack
Folate 58µg 18µg Limburger
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 16.746g 19.066g Limburger
Monounsaturated Fat 8.606g 8.751g Monterey Jack
Polyunsaturated fat 0.495g 0.899g Monterey Jack
Tryptophan 0.289mg 0.315mg Monterey Jack
Threonine 0.739mg 0.871mg Monterey Jack
Isoleucine 1.219mg 1.519mg Monterey Jack
Leucine 2.093mg 2.344mg Monterey Jack
Lysine 1.675mg 2.037mg Monterey Jack
Methionine 0.619mg 0.641mg Monterey Jack
Phenylalanine 1.116mg 1.289mg Monterey Jack
Valine 1.439mg 1.635mg Monterey Jack
Histidine 0.578mg 0.859mg Monterey Jack
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Limburger Monterey Jack
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
41
Limburger
27
Monterey Jack
Mineral Summary Score
65
Limburger
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
120%
Limburger
147%
Monterey Jack
Carbohydrates
0%
Limburger
1%
Monterey Jack
Fats
126%
Limburger
140%
Monterey Jack

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack contains less Sodium (difference - 200mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Limburger
Limburger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Limburger
Limburger is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.32g)
Which food is cheaper?
Limburger
Limburger is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Limburger
Limburger is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)

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