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Parmigiano-Reggiano vs Mozzarella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Parmigiano-Reggiano and Mozzarella

  • Mozzarella contains less Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Zinc than Parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano's daily need coverage for Sodium is 66% higher.
  • Mozzarella contains 9 times less Copper than Parmigiano-Reggiano. Parmigiano-Reggiano contains 0.238mg of Copper, while Mozzarella contains 0.027mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Mozzarella is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat and Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium.

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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 +51.7%
Contains more Iron +260%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.1%
Contains more Potassium +31.6%
Contains more Zinc +23.6%
Contains more Copper +781.5%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 333% 34% 28% 313% 12% 200% 106% 80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9%
Contains more Calcium +51.7%
Contains more Iron +260%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.1%
Contains more Potassium +31.6%
Contains more Zinc +23.6%
Contains more Copper +781.5%
Contains less Sodium -99%

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 A +17%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.12
Equal in Folate - 9
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.8
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 37% 4% 12% 0% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 8% 283% 5%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +17%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.12
Equal in Folate - 9
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.8

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.
Parmigiano-Reggiano Mozzarella
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parmigiano-Reggiano Mozzarella Opinion
Net carbs 1.37g 3.1g Mozzarella
Protein 20g 27.5g Mozzarella
Fats 20g 17.1g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbs 1.37g 3.1g Mozzarella
Calories 265kcal 280kcal Mozzarella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 1.23g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 1109mg 731mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.9mg 0.25mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 38mg 26mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phosphorus 729mg 524mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 125mg 95mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 1529mg 16mg Mozzarella
Zinc 3.87mg 3.13mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Copper 0.238mg 0.027mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin A 605IU 517IU Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.15mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 15IU 13IU Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0.3µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.02mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B2 0.486mg 0.34mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.114mg 0.12mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B5 0.325mg mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B6 0.049mg 0.08mg Mozzarella
Folate 10µg 9µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B12 2.26µg 0.92µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.7µg 1.8µg Mozzarella
Tryptophan 0.24mg mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Threonine 1.519mg mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 1.2mg mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Leucine 2.983mg mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 2.459mg mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.369mg mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phenylalanine 1.604mg mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 1.498mg mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.752mg mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cholesterol 88mg 54mg Mozzarella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 13.317g 10.867g Mozzarella
Monounsaturated Fat 6.098g 4.844g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Polyunsaturated fat 0.462g 0.509g Mozzarella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parmigiano-Reggiano Mozzarella
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
42
Parmigiano-Reggiano
23
Mozzarella
Mineral Summary Score
138
Parmigiano-Reggiano
72
Mozzarella

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
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
165%
Mozzarella
Carbohydrates
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
3%
Mozzarella
Fats
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
79%
Mozzarella

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.23g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 1513mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.45g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (27)

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. Parmigiano-Reggiano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173452/nutrients
  2. Mozzarella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167735/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.