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

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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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 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 0% 0% 12% 0% 4% 51% 73% 90% 68% 10% 0% 0%
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%

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mozzarella Shiitake Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 4.29g Shiitake
Protein 27.5g 2.24g Mozzarella
Fats 17.1g 0.49g Mozzarella
Carbs 3.1g 6.79g Shiitake
Calories 280kcal 34kcal Mozzarella
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Shiitake
Sugar 1.23g 2.38g Mozzarella
Fiber 0g 2.5g Shiitake
Calcium 731mg 2mg Mozzarella
Iron 0.25mg 0.41mg Shiitake
Magnesium 26mg 20mg Mozzarella
Phosphorus 524mg 112mg Mozzarella
Potassium 95mg 304mg Shiitake
Sodium 16mg 9mg Shiitake
Zinc 3.13mg 1.03mg Mozzarella
Copper 0.027mg 0.142mg Shiitake
Vitamin A 517IU IU Mozzarella
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Mozzarella
Vitamin D 13IU 18IU Shiitake
Vitamin D 0.3µg 0.4µg Shiitake
Vitamin C 0mg mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.015mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B2 0.34mg 0.217mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 3.877mg Shiitake
Vitamin B5 mg 1.5mg Shiitake
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.293mg Shiitake
Folate 9µg 13µg Shiitake
Vitamin B12 0.92µg µg Mozzarella
Vitamin K 1.8µg µg Mozzarella
Tryptophan mg 0.011mg Shiitake
Threonine mg 0.134mg Shiitake
Isoleucine mg 0.111mg Shiitake
Leucine mg 0.189mg Shiitake
Lysine mg 0.134mg Shiitake
Methionine mg 0.033mg Shiitake
Phenylalanine mg 0.111mg Shiitake
Valine mg 0.145mg Shiitake
Histidine mg 0.056mg Shiitake
Cholesterol 54mg mg Shiitake
Trans Fat g 0g Mozzarella
Saturated Fat 10.867g g Shiitake
Monounsaturated Fat 4.844g g Mozzarella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.509g g Mozzarella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mozzarella Shiitake
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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shiitake
Shiitake contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 54mg)
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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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.