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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
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Contains more Iron +260%
Contains more Calcium +51.7%
Contains more Potassium +31.6%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Copper +781.5%
Contains more Zinc +23.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.1%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 34% 333% 12% 28% 80% 106% 313% 200%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 220% 9% 19% 9% 86% 225% 3%
Contains more Iron +260%
Contains more Calcium +51.7%
Contains more Potassium +31.6%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Copper +781.5%
Contains more Zinc +23.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.1%
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 Vitamin B12 +145.7%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.8
Equal in Folate - 9
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 37% 4% 12% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 283% 5% 8%
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%
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 Vitamin B12 +145.7%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.8
Equal in Folate - 9

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Parmigiano-Reggiano Mozzarella
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 1513mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.