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Mozzarella vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mozzarella and Pork different?

  • Mozzarella is higher in Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin A RAE, however Pork is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Choline, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Pork is 71% higher.
  • Mozzarella contains 69 times more Vitamin A RAE than Pork. While Mozzarella contains 137µg of Vitamin A RAE, Pork contains only 2µg.
  • Pork has less Saturated Fat.

Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled 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 +3747.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +113%
Contains less Sodium -74.2%
Contains more Zinc +31%
Contains more Iron +248%
Contains more Potassium +345.3%
Contains more Copper +170.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Calcium +3747.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +113%
Contains less Sodium -74.2%
Contains more Zinc +31%
Contains more Iron +248%
Contains more Potassium +345.3%
Contains more Copper +170.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 28

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +7285.7%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4285%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4097.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +480%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321
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 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +7285.7%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4285%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4097.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +480%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mozzarella Pork Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 0g Mozzarella
Protein 27.5g 27.32g Mozzarella
Fats 17.1g 13.92g Mozzarella
Carbs 3.1g 0g Mozzarella
Calories 280kcal 242kcal Mozzarella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.23g 0g Pork
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 731mg 19mg Mozzarella
Iron 0.25mg 0.87mg Pork
Magnesium 26mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 524mg 246mg Mozzarella
Potassium 95mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 16mg 62mg Mozzarella
Zinc 3.13mg 2.39mg Mozzarella
Copper 0.027mg 0.073mg Pork
Vitamin A 517IU 7IU Mozzarella
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D 13IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 0.3µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.34mg 0.321mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 9µg 5µg Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 0.7µg Mozzarella
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0µg Mozzarella
Tryptophan mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 54mg 80mg Mozzarella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 10.867g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 4.844g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.509g 1.2g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mozzarella Pork
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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
72
Mozzarella
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
3%
Mozzarella
0%
Pork
Fats
79%
Mozzarella
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork
Pork is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.637g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.