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Mozzarella vs Parmigiano-Reggiano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano contains less Sugars (difference - 1.23g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 1513mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.45g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)

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.
Mozzarella Parmigiano-Reggiano
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mozzarella Parmigiano-Reggiano
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
14
Mozzarella
23
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Mineral Summary Score
60
Mozzarella
114
Parmigiano-Reggiano

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 less Sodium -99%
Contains more Iron +260%
Contains more Calcium +51.7%
Contains more Potassium +31.6%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Copper +781.5%
Contains more Zinc +23.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.1%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Iron +260%
Contains more Calcium +51.7%
Contains more Potassium +31.6%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Copper +781.5%
Contains more Zinc +23.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.1%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +17%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.114
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.7
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +17%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.114
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.7

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
165%
Mozzarella
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbohydrates
3%
Mozzarella
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fats
79%
Mozzarella
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano

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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 Mozzarella Parmigiano-Reggiano Opinion
Calories 280 265 Mozzarella
Protein 27.5 20 Mozzarella
Fats 17.1 20 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.1 1.37 Mozzarella
Cholesterol 54 88 Mozzarella
Vitamin D 13 15 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.25 0.9 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calcium 731 1109 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 95 125 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 26 38 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sugars 1.23 0 Mozzarella
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.027 0.238 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Zinc 3.13 3.87 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Starch
Phosphorus 524 729 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 16 1529 Mozzarella
Vitamin A 517 605 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin E 0.15 0.17 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 0.3 0.4 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.029 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B2 0.34 0.486 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.12 0.114 Mozzarella
Vitamin B5 0.325 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.049 Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 0.92 2.26 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.8 1.7 Mozzarella
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 10.867 13.317 Mozzarella
Monounsaturated Fat 4.844 6.098 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Polyunsaturated fat 0.509 0.462 Mozzarella
Tryptophan 0.24 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Threonine 1.519 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 1.2 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Leucine 2.983 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 2.459 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.369 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phenylalanine 1.604 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 1.498 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.752 Parmigiano-Reggiano
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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