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Mozzarella vs Pizza - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mozzarella and Pizza?

  • Mozzarella is richer in Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and Zinc, while Pizza is higher in Vitamin B1, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Folate.
  • Mozzarella's daily need coverage for Calcium is 54% higher.
  • Pizza has 2 times less Saturated Fat than Mozzarella. Mozzarella has 10.867g of Saturated Fat, while Pizza has 4.465g.

We used Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium and Fast Food, Pizza Chain, 14" pizza, cheese topping, regular crust 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
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Pizza
Contains more Calcium +288.8%
Contains more Zinc +133.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.6%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Contains more Iron +892%
Contains more Potassium +81.1%
Contains more Copper +288.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 220% 9% 19% 9% 86% 225% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 93% 57% 16% 18% 35% 37% 93% 78%
Contains more Calcium +288.8%
Contains more Zinc +133.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.6%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Contains more Iron +892%
Contains more Potassium +81.1%
Contains more Copper +288.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 24

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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Pizza
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1850%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3087.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +272.2%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
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 5% 22% 17% 0% 98% 45% 72% 0% 19% 53% 17% 70%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1850%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3087.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +272.2%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08

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
Pizza
Mineral Summary Score
72
Mozzarella
53
Pizza

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
68%
Pizza
Carbohydrates
3%
Mozzarella
33%
Pizza
Fats
79%
Mozzarella
45%
Pizza

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mozzarella Pizza
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?
Pizza
Pizza is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pizza
Pizza is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.402g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pizza
Pizza is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 582mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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 Pizza Opinion
Calories 280 266 Mozzarella
Protein 27.5 11.39 Mozzarella
Fats 17.1 9.69 Mozzarella
Vitamin C 0 1.4 Pizza
Carbs 3.1 33.33 Pizza
Cholesterol 54 17 Pizza
Vitamin D 13 0 Mozzarella
Iron 0.25 2.48 Pizza
Calcium 731 188 Mozzarella
Potassium 95 172 Pizza
Magnesium 26 24 Mozzarella
Sugar 1.23 3.58 Mozzarella
Fiber 0 2.3 Pizza
Copper 0.027 0.105 Pizza
Zinc 3.13 1.34 Mozzarella
Starch 26.95 Pizza
Phosphorus 524 216 Mozzarella
Sodium 16 598 Mozzarella
Vitamin A 517 358 Mozzarella
Vitamin E 0.15 0.83 Pizza
Vitamin D 0.3 0 Mozzarella
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.39 Pizza
Vitamin B2 0.34 0.195 Mozzarella
Vitamin B3 0.12 3.825 Pizza
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.08
Vitamin B12 0.92 0.42 Mozzarella
Vitamin K 1.8 6.7 Pizza
Folate 9 93 Pizza
Trans Fat 0.241 Mozzarella
Saturated Fat 10.867 4.465 Pizza
Monounsaturated Fat 4.844 2.608 Mozzarella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.509 1.681 Pizza
Tryptophan
Threonine 0.41 Pizza
Isoleucine 0.564 Pizza
Leucine 1.139 Pizza
Lysine 0.77 Pizza
Methionine 0.264 Pizza
Phenylalanine 0.664 Pizza
Valine 0.72 Pizza
Histidine 0.355 Pizza
Fructose 1 Pizza

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. Pizza - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173292/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.