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

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 +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%
Contains less Sodium -99%

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 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%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.8
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%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.8

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

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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 Parmigiano-Reggiano Mozzarella Opinion
Calories 265 280 Mozzarella
Protein 20 27.5 Mozzarella
Fats 20 17.1 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.37 3.1 Mozzarella
Cholesterol 88 54 Mozzarella
Vitamin D 15 13 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.9 0.25 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calcium 1109 731 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 125 95 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 38 26 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sugars 0 1.23 Mozzarella
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.238 0.027 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Zinc 3.87 3.13 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Starch
Phosphorus 729 524 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 1529 16 Mozzarella
Vitamin A 605 517 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin E 0.17 0.15 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 0.4 0.3 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B1 0.029 0.02 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B2 0.486 0.34 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.114 0.12 Mozzarella
Vitamin B5 0.325 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B6 0.049 0.08 Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 2.26 0.92 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.7 1.8 Mozzarella
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 13.317 10.867 Mozzarella
Monounsaturated Fat 6.098 4.844 Parmigiano-Reggiano
Polyunsaturated fat 0.462 0.509 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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