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Provolone vs Muenster cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Provolone and Muenster cheese

  • Provolone has more Vitamin B5, however Muenster cheese is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Provolone covers your daily Sodium needs 11% more than Muenster cheese.
  • Muenster cheese contains 3 times less Vitamin B5 than Provolone. Provolone contains 0.476mg of Vitamin B5, while Muenster cheese contains 0.19mg.
  • Muenster cheese has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Cheese, provolone and Cheese, muenster.

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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 +26.8%
Contains more Zinc +14.9%
Contains less Sodium -28.3%
Contains more Copper +19.2%
Equal in Calcium - 717
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Equal in Phosphorus - 468
Equal in Potassium - 134
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 227% 20% 20% 213% 13% 115% 89% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 216% 16% 20% 201% 12% 82% 77% 11%
Contains more Iron +26.8%
Contains more Zinc +14.9%
Contains less Sodium -28.3%
Contains more Copper +19.2%
Equal in Calcium - 717
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Equal in Phosphorus - 468
Equal in Potassium - 134

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 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +150.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +15%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.32
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.47
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 53% 5% 15% 0% 5% 75% 3% 29% 17% 8% 183% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 61% 6% 18% 0% 4% 74% 2% 12% 13% 9% 184% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +150.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +15%
Contains more Vitamin E +13%
Contains more Vitamin D +20%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.32
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.47

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Provolone Muenster cheese Opinion
Net carbs 2.14g 1.12g Provolone
Protein 25.58g 23.41g Provolone
Fats 26.62g 30.04g Muenster cheese
Carbs 2.14g 1.12g Provolone
Calories 351kcal 368kcal Muenster cheese
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.56g 1.12g Provolone
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 756mg 717mg Provolone
Iron 0.52mg 0.41mg Provolone
Magnesium 28mg 27mg Provolone
Phosphorus 496mg 468mg Provolone
Potassium 138mg 134mg Provolone
Sodium 876mg 628mg Muenster cheese
Zinc 3.23mg 2.81mg Provolone
Copper 0.026mg 0.031mg Muenster cheese
Vitamin A 880IU 1012IU Muenster cheese
Vitamin E 0.23mg 0.26mg Muenster cheese
Vitamin D 20IU 22IU Muenster cheese
Vitamin D 0.5µg 0.6µg Muenster cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.019mg 0.013mg Provolone
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.32mg Provolone
Vitamin B3 0.156mg 0.103mg Provolone
Vitamin B5 0.476mg 0.19mg Provolone
Vitamin B6 0.073mg 0.056mg Provolone
Folate 10µg 12µg Muenster cheese
Vitamin B12 1.46µg 1.47µg Muenster cheese
Vitamin K 2.2µg 2.5µg Muenster cheese
Tryptophan 0.345mg 0.327mg Provolone
Threonine 0.982mg 0.888mg Provolone
Isoleucine 1.091mg 1.145mg Muenster cheese
Leucine 2.297mg 2.26mg Provolone
Lysine 2.646mg 2.139mg Provolone
Methionine 0.686mg 0.569mg Provolone
Phenylalanine 1.287mg 1.24mg Provolone
Valine 1.64mg 1.482mg Provolone
Histidine 1.115mg 0.829mg Provolone
Cholesterol 69mg 96mg Provolone
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 17.078g 19.113g Provolone
Monounsaturated Fat 7.393g 8.711g Muenster cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.769g 0.661g Provolone

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Provolone Muenster cheese
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
33
Provolone
32
Muenster cheese
Mineral Summary Score
88
Provolone
79
Muenster cheese

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
153%
Provolone
140%
Muenster cheese
Carbohydrates
2%
Provolone
1%
Muenster cheese
Fats
123%
Provolone
139%
Muenster cheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Provolone
Provolone is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Provolone
Provolone is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Provolone
Provolone is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.035g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Provolone
Provolone is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Muenster cheese
Muenster cheese contains less Sodium (difference - 248mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Muenster cheese
Muenster cheese is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.

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. Provolone - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170850/nutrients
  2. Muenster cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171245/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.