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Mozzarella vs Shiitake - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mozzarella and Shiitake

  • Mozzarella is higher in Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin B2, yet Shiitake is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Copper, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Mozzarella covers your daily Calcium needs 73% more than Shiitake.
  • Mozzarella contains 5 times more Phosphorus than Shiitake. While Mozzarella contains 524mg of Phosphorus, Shiitake contains only 112mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium and Mushrooms, shiitake, raw.

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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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Contains more Calcium +36450%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +203.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +367.9%
Contains more Iron +64%
Contains more Potassium +220%
Contains more Copper +425.9%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 220% 9% 19% 9% 86% 225% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 1% 27% 15% 48% 29% 48% 2%
Contains more Calcium +36450%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Zinc +203.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +367.9%
Contains more Iron +64%
Contains more Potassium +220%
Contains more Copper +425.9%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%

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 B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.3%
Contains more Folate +44.4%
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% 0% 0% 12% 4% 51% 73% 90% 68% 0% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.3%
Contains more Folate +44.4%

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
25
Shiitake
Mineral Summary Score
72
Mozzarella
23
Shiitake

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
13%
Shiitake
Carbohydrates
3%
Mozzarella
7%
Shiitake
Fats
79%
Mozzarella
2%
Shiitake

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

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Mozzarella Shiitake
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?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 54mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shiitake
Shiitake contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.867g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shiitake
Shiitake is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.15g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
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.
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 Shiitake Opinion
Calories 280 34 Mozzarella
Protein 27.5 2.24 Mozzarella
Fats 17.1 0.49 Mozzarella
Vitamin C 0 Mozzarella
Carbs 3.1 6.79 Shiitake
Cholesterol 54 Shiitake
Vitamin D 13 18 Shiitake
Iron 0.25 0.41 Shiitake
Calcium 731 2 Mozzarella
Potassium 95 304 Shiitake
Magnesium 26 20 Mozzarella
Sugar 1.23 2.38 Mozzarella
Fiber 0 2.5 Shiitake
Copper 0.027 0.142 Shiitake
Zinc 3.13 1.03 Mozzarella
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Phosphorus 524 112 Mozzarella
Sodium 16 9 Shiitake
Vitamin A 517 Mozzarella
Vitamin E 0.15 Mozzarella
Vitamin D 0.3 0.4 Shiitake
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.015 Mozzarella
Vitamin B2 0.34 0.217 Mozzarella
Vitamin B3 0.12 3.877 Shiitake
Vitamin B5 1.5 Shiitake
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.293 Shiitake
Vitamin B12 0.92 Mozzarella
Vitamin K 1.8 Mozzarella
Folate 9 13 Shiitake
Trans Fat 0 Mozzarella
Saturated Fat 10.867 Shiitake
Monounsaturated Fat 4.844 Mozzarella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.509 Mozzarella
Tryptophan 0.011 Shiitake
Threonine 0.134 Shiitake
Isoleucine 0.111 Shiitake
Leucine 0.189 Shiitake
Lysine 0.134 Shiitake
Methionine 0.033 Shiitake
Phenylalanine 0.111 Shiitake
Valine 0.145 Shiitake
Histidine 0.056 Shiitake
Fructose 0 Shiitake

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. Shiitake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169242/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.