How do I change css styles of certain td tags which contain specific text strings, using jQuery?

On my site: you can see a table. I need to be able to do this using jQuery:

For the table cell that contains the word "Grassi" I need to make it's text bold. The HTML for that cell is:
<td class="vc_table_cell" style="text-align:left;"><span class="vc_table_content">Grassi</span></td>

The table is auto-generated so I have to tinker with it using jquery as I can't edit the php code for this.

Any help would be appreciated.
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badwolfffAuthor Commented:
By the way I managed to get some result using this:

jQuery( "span.vc_table_content:contains('Grassi')" ).css( "text-decoration", "underline" );

but I need it to work only on the td cell which has the exact text string "Grassi"

My rule above applies the css style even to other cells which contain that word (a few tds below) and this is not what I want.

I only need this rule to be applied to ONLY td fields that have that exact and only word.

badwolfffAuthor Commented:
Sorted it out myself :)

    jQuery("span.vc_table_content").filter(function() {
        return jQuery.trim(jQuery(this).text()) === "Grassi";
    }).css("font-weight", "bold");

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Julian HansenCommented:
You might as well let JQuery do some of the work for you by adding the contains selector as well
jQuery( "span.vc_table_content:contains('Grassi')" ).each(function() {
  if (jQuery(this).text() == 'Grassi') {
    jQuery(this).css( "text-decoration", "underline" );

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Or for your code
   jQuery("span.vc_table_content:contains(Grassi)").filter(function() {
        return jQuery.trim(jQuery(this).text()) === "Grassi";
    }).css("font-weight", "bold");

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badwolfffAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for badwolfff's comment #a40960394

for the following reason:

I sorted it out myself
badwolfffAuthor Commented:
I am sorry I didn't see your comment there julian as the page had not reloaded.

I managed it myself with this slightly messy code:
    jQuery("span.vc_table_content").filter(function() {
        return jQuery.trim(jQuery(this).text()) === "Grassi" || jQuery.trim(jQuery(this).text()) === "Carboidrati" || jQuery.trim(jQuery(this).text()) === "Fibre" || jQuery.trim(jQuery(this).text()) === "Proteine";
    }).css("font-weight", "bold");

    jQuery("span.vc_table_content").filter(function() {
        return jQuery.trim(jQuery(this).text()) === "di cui:";
    }).css("font-style", "italic");

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Can you help me condense it? I am happy for you to have the points in that case :D
Julian HansenCommented:
Not sure about condensing it but I would do it like this
jQuery( "span.vc_table_content" ).each(function() {
    var me = jQuery(this);
    var text = jQuery.trim(me.text());
    if (text == 'Grassi' || 
        text == 'Carboidrati' || 
        text == 'Fibre' || 
        text == 'Proteine') {
      me.css({fontWeight: 'bold'});
    else if (text == 'di cui:') {
      me.css({fontStyle: 'italic'});

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Note while not incorrect the '===' exact equal operator is not required here is there is not really any ambiguity in the strings.

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