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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
Contains more Calcium +288.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.6%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Contains more Zinc +133.6%
Contains more Iron +892%
Contains more Potassium +81.1%
Contains more Copper +288.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 57% 93% 18% 93% 16% 78% 37% 35%
Contains more Calcium +288.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.6%
Contains less Sodium -97.3%
Contains more Zinc +133.6%
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 E +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1850%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3087.5%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +272.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
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 22% 17% 0% 5% 98% 45% 72% 0% 19% 70% 53% 17%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119%
Contains more Vitamin E +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1850%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3087.5%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +272.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mozzarella Pizza Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 31.03g Pizza
Protein 27.5g 11.39g Mozzarella
Fats 17.1g 9.69g Mozzarella
Carbs 3.1g 33.33g Pizza
Calories 280kcal 266kcal Mozzarella
Starch g 26.95g Pizza
Fructose g 1g Pizza
Sugar 1.23g 3.58g Mozzarella
Fiber 0g 2.3g Pizza
Calcium 731mg 188mg Mozzarella
Iron 0.25mg 2.48mg Pizza
Magnesium 26mg 24mg Mozzarella
Phosphorus 524mg 216mg Mozzarella
Potassium 95mg 172mg Pizza
Sodium 16mg 598mg Mozzarella
Zinc 3.13mg 1.34mg Mozzarella
Copper 0.027mg 0.105mg Pizza
Vitamin A 517IU 358IU Mozzarella
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.83mg Pizza
Vitamin D 13IU 0IU Mozzarella
Vitamin D 0.3µg 0µg Mozzarella
Vitamin C 0mg 1.4mg Pizza
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.39mg Pizza
Vitamin B2 0.34mg 0.195mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 3.825mg Pizza
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.08mg
Folate 9µg 93µg Pizza
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 0.42µg Mozzarella
Vitamin K 1.8µg 6.7µg Pizza
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg 0.41mg Pizza
Isoleucine mg 0.564mg Pizza
Leucine mg 1.139mg Pizza
Lysine mg 0.77mg Pizza
Methionine mg 0.264mg Pizza
Phenylalanine mg 0.664mg Pizza
Valine mg 0.72mg Pizza
Histidine mg 0.355mg Pizza
Cholesterol 54mg 17mg Pizza
Trans Fat g 0.241g Mozzarella
Saturated Fat 10.867g 4.465g Pizza
Monounsaturated Fat 4.844g 2.608g Mozzarella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.509g 1.681g Pizza

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mozzarella Pizza
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
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

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.

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.