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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" charts 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%
Contains more Selenium +188.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9% 0% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
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%
Contains more Selenium +188.5%
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" charts 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%
Contains more Choline +410.3%
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 Choline Vitamin K 32% 3% 9% 0% 5% 79% 3% 0% 19% 7% 115% 11% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 52% 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%
Contains more Choline +410.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +22.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +169.7%
Contains more Water +16%
Equal in Protein - 27.32
28% 17% 3% 50% 2%
Protein: 27.5 g
Fats: 17.1 g
Carbs: 3.1 g
Water: 49.9 g
Other: 2.4 g
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 g
Contains more Fats +22.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +169.7%
Contains more Water +16%
Equal in Protein - 27.32

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -51.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +27.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +135.8%
67% 30% 3%
Saturated Fat: 10.867 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.844 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.509 g
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -51.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +27.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +135.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mozzarella Pork
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
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
Sugar 1.23g 0g Pork
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
Manganese 0.009mg Pork
Selenium 15.7µg 45.3µg Pork
Vitamin A 517IU 7IU Mozzarella
Vitamin A RAE 137µg 2µg 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 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 9µg 5µg Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 0.7µg Mozzarella
Choline 18.4mg 93.9mg Pork
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0µg Mozzarella
Tryptophan 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 54mg 80mg Mozzarella
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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ok
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Mozzarella
56%
Pork
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
66%
Mozzarella
55%
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 is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.