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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, 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
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Butter
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Calcium +2945.8%
Contains more Potassium +295.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Contains more Zinc +3377.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +2083.3%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 220% 9% 19% 9% 86% 225% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 8% 3% 2% 6% 3% 11% 2%
Contains more Iron +1150%
Contains more Calcium +2945.8%
Contains more Potassium +295.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Contains more Zinc +3377.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +2083.3%
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 Vitamin B12 +441.2%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +383.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1446.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +288.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 32% 3% 9% 5% 79% 3% 0% 19% 115% 5% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 150% 47% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 22% 18% 3%
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 Vitamin B12 +441.2%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +383.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +1446.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +288.9%

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 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

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Mozzarella Butter
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.