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Mozzarella vs Milk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mozzarella and Milk different?

  • Mozzarella is higher in Phosphorus, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A RAE, however Milk is richer in Vitamin D.
  • Daily need coverage for Phosphorus from Mozzarella is 61% higher.
  • Mozzarella contains 17 times more Saturated Fat than Milk. While Mozzarella contains 10.867g of Saturated Fat, Milk contains only 0.633g.

Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium and Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +484.8%
Contains more Iron +733.3%
Contains more Magnesium +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +451.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Zinc +645.2%
Contains more Copper +170%
Contains more Potassium +57.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4%
Contains more Calcium +484.8%
Contains more Iron +733.3%
Contains more Magnesium +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +451.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Zinc +645.2%
Contains more Copper +170%
Contains more Potassium +57.9%

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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Milk
Contains more Vitamin A +163.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.2%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02
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 12% 1% 36% 0% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 4% 59% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.2%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mozzarella Milk Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 4.99g Milk
Protein 27.5g 3.37g Mozzarella
Fats 17.1g 0.97g Mozzarella
Carbs 3.1g 4.99g Milk
Calories 280kcal 42kcal Mozzarella
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Milk
Sugar 1.23g 5.2g Mozzarella
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 731mg 125mg Mozzarella
Iron 0.25mg 0.03mg Mozzarella
Magnesium 26mg 11mg Mozzarella
Phosphorus 524mg 95mg Mozzarella
Potassium 95mg 150mg Milk
Sodium 16mg 44mg Mozzarella
Zinc 3.13mg 0.42mg Mozzarella
Copper 0.027mg 0.01mg Mozzarella
Vitamin A 517IU 196IU Mozzarella
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.01mg Mozzarella
Vitamin D 13IU 48IU Milk
Vitamin D 0.3µg 1.2µg Milk
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.02mg
Vitamin B2 0.34mg 0.185mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 0.093mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B5 mg 0.361mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.037mg Mozzarella
Folate 9µg 5µg Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 0.47µg Mozzarella
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0.1µg Mozzarella
Tryptophan mg 0.043mg Milk
Threonine mg 0.143mg Milk
Isoleucine mg 0.174mg Milk
Leucine mg 0.319mg Milk
Lysine mg 0.282mg Milk
Methionine mg 0.088mg Milk
Phenylalanine mg 0.174mg Milk
Valine mg 0.22mg Milk
Histidine mg 0.101mg Milk
Cholesterol 54mg 5mg Milk
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 10.867g 0.633g Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 4.844g 0.277g Mozzarella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.509g 0.035g Mozzarella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mozzarella Milk
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
16
Milk
Mineral Summary Score
72
Mozzarella
15
Milk

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
20%
Milk
Carbohydrates
3%
Mozzarella
5%
Milk
Fats
79%
Mozzarella
4%
Milk

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.97g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.234g)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $1.4)

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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/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.