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Mozzarella vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mozzarella and Butter

  • Mozzarella has more Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin B2, however Butter has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin E .
  • Butter's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 198% more.
  • Mozzarella has 35 times more Zinc than Butter. Mozzarella has 3.13mg of Zinc, while Butter has 0.09mg.
  • Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium and Butter, without salt.

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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 Calcium +2945.8%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Phosphorus +2083.3%
Contains more Potassium +295.8%
Contains more Zinc +3377.8%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Contains more Calcium +2945.8%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Phosphorus +2083.3%
Contains more Potassium +295.8%
Contains more Zinc +3377.8%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%

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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4
Butter
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2566.7%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +441.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +383.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1446.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +288.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 32% 3% 9% 0% 5% 79% 3% 0% 19% 7% 115% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 150% 47% 0% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 3% 22% 18%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2566.7%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +441.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +383.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1446.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +288.9%

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.
Mozzarella Butter
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mozzarella Butter Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 0.06g Mozzarella
Protein 27.5g 0.85g Mozzarella
Fats 17.1g 81.11g Butter
Carbs 3.1g 0.06g Mozzarella
Calories 280kcal 717kcal Butter
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.23g 0.06g Butter
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 731mg 24mg Mozzarella
Iron 0.25mg 0.02mg Mozzarella
Magnesium 26mg 2mg Mozzarella
Phosphorus 524mg 24mg Mozzarella
Potassium 95mg 24mg Mozzarella
Sodium 16mg 11mg Butter
Zinc 3.13mg 0.09mg Mozzarella
Copper 0.027mg 0.016mg Mozzarella
Vitamin A 517IU 2499IU Butter
Vitamin E 0.15mg 2.32mg Butter
Vitamin D 13IU 0IU Mozzarella
Vitamin D 0.3µg 0µg Mozzarella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.005mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B2 0.34mg 0.034mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 0.042mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B5 mg 0.11mg Butter
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.003mg Mozzarella
Folate 9µg 3µg Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 0.17µg Mozzarella
Vitamin K 1.8µg 7µg Butter
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Butter
Threonine mg 0.038mg Butter
Isoleucine mg 0.051mg Butter
Leucine mg 0.083mg Butter
Lysine mg 0.067mg Butter
Methionine mg 0.021mg Butter
Phenylalanine mg 0.041mg Butter
Valine mg 0.057mg Butter
Histidine mg 0.023mg Butter
Cholesterol 54mg 215mg Mozzarella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 10.867g 50.489g Mozzarella
Monounsaturated Fat 4.844g 23.43g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 0.509g 3.01g Butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mozzarella Butter
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
23
Mozzarella
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
72
Mozzarella
4
Butter

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
165%
Mozzarella
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
3%
Mozzarella
0%
Butter
Fats
79%
Mozzarella
374%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 161mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 39.622g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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. Mozzarella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167735/nutrients
  2. Butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/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.