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Mozzarella vs Parmigiano-Reggiano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano

  • Mozzarella contains less Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Zinc than Parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano's daily need coverage for Sodium is 66% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium and Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat.

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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 less Sodium -99%
Contains more Calcium +51.7%
Contains more Iron +260%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.1%
Contains more Potassium +31.6%
Contains more Zinc +23.6%
Contains more Copper +781.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 333% 34% 28% 313% 12% 200% 106% 80%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Calcium +51.7%
Contains more Iron +260%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.1%
Contains more Potassium +31.6%
Contains more Zinc +23.6%
Contains more Copper +781.5%

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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Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +17%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.114
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.7
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 37% 4% 12% 0% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 8% 283% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +17%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.114
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.7

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mozzarella Parmigiano-Reggiano Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 1.37g Mozzarella
Protein 27.5g 20g Mozzarella
Fats 17.1g 20g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbs 3.1g 1.37g Mozzarella
Calories 280kcal 265kcal Mozzarella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.23g 0g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 731mg 1109mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.25mg 0.9mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 26mg 38mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phosphorus 524mg 729mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 95mg 125mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 16mg 1529mg Mozzarella
Zinc 3.13mg 3.87mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Copper 0.027mg 0.238mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin A 517IU 605IU Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.17mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 13IU 15IU Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 0.3µg 0.4µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.029mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B2 0.34mg 0.486mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 0.114mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B5 mg 0.325mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.049mg Mozzarella
Folate 9µg 10µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 2.26µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.8µg 1.7µg Mozzarella
Tryptophan mg 0.24mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Threonine mg 1.519mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine mg 1.2mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Leucine mg 2.983mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine mg 2.459mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine mg 0.369mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phenylalanine mg 1.604mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine mg 1.498mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine mg 0.752mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cholesterol 54mg 88mg Mozzarella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 10.867g 13.317g Mozzarella
Monounsaturated Fat 4.844g 6.098g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Polyunsaturated fat 0.509g 0.462g Mozzarella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
42
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Mineral Summary Score
72
Mozzarella
138
Parmigiano-Reggiano

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

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.23g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 1513mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
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)

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. Parmigiano-Reggiano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173452/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.