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Monterey Jack vs Brunost - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Monterey Jack and Brunost?

  • Monterey Jack is richer in Calcium, and Zinc, yet Brunost is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Brunost's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 76% higher.
  • Monterey Jack has 3 times more Zinc than Brunost. Monterey Jack has 3mg of Zinc, while Brunost has 1.14mg.

We used Cheese, monterey and Cheese, gjetost 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 +38.5%
Contains more Calcium +86.5%
Contains more Zinc +163.2%
Contains more Potassium +1639.5%
Contains more Magnesium +159.3%
Contains more Copper +150%
Equal in Phosphorus - 444
Equal in Sodium - 600
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 27% 224% 8% 20% 11% 82% 191% 79%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 120% 125% 50% 27% 32% 191% 79%
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Calcium +86.5%
Contains more Zinc +163.2%
Contains more Potassium +1639.5%
Contains more Magnesium +159.3%
Contains more Copper +150%
Equal in Phosphorus - 444
Equal in Sodium - 600

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 Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +254.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +774.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1495.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +243%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +191.6%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 67% 0% 0% 79% 319% 16% 202% 63% 303% 0% 4%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +254.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +774.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1495.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +243%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +191.6%

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
27
Monterey Jack
87
Brunost
Mineral Summary Score
80
Monterey Jack
80
Brunost

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
147%
Monterey Jack
58%
Brunost
Carbohydrates
1%
Monterey Jack
43%
Brunost
Fats
140%
Monterey Jack
136%
Brunost

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

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Monterey Jack Brunost
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 - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.094000000000001g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.5g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brunost
Brunost is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (600 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Monterey Jack Brunost Opinion
Calories 373 466 Brunost
Protein 24.48 9.65 Monterey Jack
Fats 30.28 29.51 Monterey Jack
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.68 42.65 Brunost
Cholesterol 89 94 Monterey Jack
Vitamin D 22 Monterey Jack
Iron 0.72 0.52 Monterey Jack
Calcium 746 400 Monterey Jack
Potassium 81 1409 Brunost
Magnesium 27 70 Brunost
Sugar 0.5 Brunost
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.032 0.08 Brunost
Zinc 3 1.14 Monterey Jack
Starch
Phosphorus 444 444
Sodium 600 600
Vitamin A 769 1113 Brunost
Vitamin E 0.26 Monterey Jack
Vitamin D 0.6 Monterey Jack
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.315 Brunost
Vitamin B2 0.39 1.382 Brunost
Vitamin B3 0.093 0.813 Brunost
Vitamin B5 0.21 3.351 Brunost
Vitamin B6 0.079 0.271 Brunost
Vitamin B12 0.83 2.42 Brunost
Vitamin K 2.5 Monterey Jack
Folate 18 5 Monterey Jack
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 19.066 19.16 Monterey Jack
Monounsaturated Fat 8.751 7.879 Monterey Jack
Polyunsaturated fat 0.899 0.938 Brunost
Tryptophan 0.315 0.135 Monterey Jack
Threonine 0.871 0.393 Monterey Jack
Isoleucine 1.519 0.519 Monterey Jack
Leucine 2.344 0.992 Monterey Jack
Lysine 2.037 0.814 Monterey Jack
Methionine 0.641 0.318 Monterey Jack
Phenylalanine 1.289 0.54 Monterey Jack
Valine 1.635 0.765 Monterey Jack
Histidine 0.859 0.293 Monterey Jack
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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. Monterey Jack - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170844/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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.