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Mozzarella vs Cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mozzarella and Cheese?

  • Mozzarella is richer in Phosphorus, while Cheese is higher in Selenium, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B2.
  • Cheese's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 40% higher.
  • Mozzarella is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium and Cheese, cheddar types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.2%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Equal in Calcium - 710
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10%
Contains more Iron +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.2%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Equal in Calcium - 710
Equal in Magnesium - 27

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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Cheese
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +140.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
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 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +140.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%

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 Cheese
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mozzarella Cheese Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 3.09g Mozzarella
Protein 27.5g 22.87g Mozzarella
Fats 17.1g 33.31g Cheese
Carbs 3.1g 3.09g Mozzarella
Calories 280kcal 404kcal Cheese
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Cheese
Sugar 1.23g 0.48g Cheese
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 731mg 710mg Mozzarella
Iron 0.25mg 0.14mg Mozzarella
Magnesium 26mg 27mg Cheese
Phosphorus 524mg 455mg Mozzarella
Potassium 95mg 76mg Mozzarella
Sodium 16mg 653mg Mozzarella
Zinc 3.13mg 3.64mg Cheese
Copper 0.027mg 0.03mg Cheese
Vitamin A 517IU 1242IU Cheese
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.71mg Cheese
Vitamin D 13IU 24IU Cheese
Vitamin D 0.3µg 0.6µg Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.029mg Cheese
Vitamin B2 0.34mg 0.428mg Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 0.059mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B5 mg 0.41mg Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.066mg Mozzarella
Folate 9µg 27µg Cheese
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 1.1µg Cheese
Vitamin K 1.8µg 2.4µg Cheese
Tryptophan mg 0.547mg Cheese
Threonine mg 1.044mg Cheese
Isoleucine mg 1.206mg Cheese
Leucine mg 1.939mg Cheese
Lysine mg 1.025mg Cheese
Methionine mg 0.547mg Cheese
Phenylalanine mg 1.074mg Cheese
Valine mg 1.404mg Cheese
Histidine mg 0.547mg Cheese
Cholesterol 54mg 99mg Mozzarella
Trans Fat g 0.917g Mozzarella
Saturated Fat 10.867g 18.867g Mozzarella
Monounsaturated Fat 4.844g 9.246g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.509g 1.421g Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mozzarella Cheese
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
35
Cheese
Mineral Summary Score
72
Mozzarella
79
Cheese

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
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
3%
Mozzarella
3%
Cheese
Fats
79%
Mozzarella
154%
Cheese

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 637mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.75g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.