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Muenster cheese vs Port Salut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Muenster cheese and Port Salut

  • Port Salut contains less Phosphorus, Calcium and Vitamin B2 than Muenster cheese.
  • Daily need coverage for Phosphorus from Muenster cheese is 15% higher.
  • Port Salut is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Cheese, muenster and Cheese, port de salut.

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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
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Contains more Calcium +10.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +40.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains less Sodium -15%
Equal in Iron - 0.43
Equal in Calcium - 650
Equal in Potassium - 136
Equal in Zinc - 2.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 216% 12% 20% 11% 77% 201% 82%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 195% 12% 18% 8% 71% 155% 70%
Contains more Calcium +10.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +40.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains less Sodium -15%
Equal in Iron - 0.43
Equal in Calcium - 650
Equal in Potassium - 136
Equal in Zinc - 2.6

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 D +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1092
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.24
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.014
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.053
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.5
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.4
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 61% 6% 18% 4% 74% 2% 12% 13% 184% 7% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 66% 5% 15% 4% 56% 2% 13% 13% 188% 6% 14%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1092
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.24
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.014
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.053
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.5
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.4

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
32
Muenster cheese
31
Port Salut
Mineral Summary Score
79
Muenster cheese
68
Port Salut

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 the food
Protein
140%
Muenster cheese
143%
Port Salut
Carbohydrates
1%
Muenster cheese
1%
Port Salut
Fats
139%
Muenster cheese
130%
Port Salut

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Muenster cheese Port Salut
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Muenster cheese Port Salut
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 contains less Sugars?
Port Salut
Port Salut contains less Sugars (difference - 0.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Port Salut
Port Salut contains less Sodium (difference - 94mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Port Salut
Port Salut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.422g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Muenster cheese
Muenster cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Muenster cheese
Muenster cheese is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Muenster cheese
Muenster 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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Muenster cheese Port Salut Opinion
Calories 368 352 Muenster cheese
Protein 23.41 23.78 Port Salut
Fats 30.04 28.2 Muenster cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.12 0.57 Muenster cheese
Cholesterol 96 123 Muenster cheese
Vitamin D 22 21 Muenster cheese
Iron 0.41 0.43 Port Salut
Calcium 717 650 Muenster cheese
Potassium 134 136 Port Salut
Magnesium 27 24 Muenster cheese
Sugars 1.12 0.57 Port Salut
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.031 0.022 Muenster cheese
Zinc 2.81 2.6 Muenster cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 468 360 Muenster cheese
Sodium 628 534 Port Salut
Vitamin A 1012 1092 Port Salut
Vitamin E 0.26 0.24 Muenster cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 0.5 Muenster cheese
Vitamin B1 0.013 0.014 Port Salut
Vitamin B2 0.32 0.24 Muenster cheese
Vitamin B3 0.103 0.06 Muenster cheese
Vitamin B5 0.19 0.21 Port Salut
Vitamin B6 0.056 0.053 Muenster cheese
Vitamin B12 1.47 1.5 Port Salut
Vitamin K 2.5 2.4 Muenster cheese
Folate 12 18 Port Salut
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 19.113 16.691 Port Salut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.711 9.338 Port Salut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.661 0.729 Port Salut
Tryptophan 0.327 0.343 Port Salut
Threonine 0.888 0.876 Muenster cheese
Isoleucine 1.145 1.446 Port Salut
Leucine 2.26 2.482 Port Salut
Lysine 2.139 1.987 Muenster cheese
Methionine 0.569 0.734 Port Salut
Phenylalanine 1.24 1.323 Port Salut
Valine 1.482 1.707 Port Salut
Histidine 0.829 0.686 Muenster cheese
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Muenster cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171245/nutrients
  2. Port Salut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170849/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.