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Cheese vs Mozzarella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cheese and Mozzarella?

  • Cheese is richer in Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B2, while Mozzarella is higher in Phosphorus.
  • Cheese's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 40% higher.
  • Mozzarella has 41 times less Sodium than Cheese. Cheese has 653mg of Sodium, while Mozzarella has 16mg.

We used Cheese, cheddar and Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium 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
Cheese
3
:
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Iron +78.6%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Equal in Calcium - 731
Equal in Magnesium - 26
Equal in Copper - 0.027
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 213% 7% 20% 10% 100% 195% 86%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 220% 9% 19% 9% 86% 225% 3%
Contains more Copper +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Iron +78.6%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Equal in Calcium - 731
Equal in Magnesium - 26
Equal in Copper - 0.027

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
Cheese
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +140.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 75% 15% 18% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 138% 6% 21%
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 +140.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +373.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Cheese
23
Mozzarella
Mineral Summary Score
79
Cheese
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 the food
Protein
137%
Cheese
165%
Mozzarella
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
3%
Mozzarella
Fats
154%
Cheese
79%
Mozzarella

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cheese Mozzarella
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cheese Mozzarella
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 45mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 637mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cheese
Cheese contains less Sugars (difference - 0.75g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cheese Mozzarella Opinion
Calories 404 280 Cheese
Protein 22.87 27.5 Mozzarella
Fats 33.31 17.1 Cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.09 3.1 Mozzarella
Cholesterol 99 54 Mozzarella
Vitamin D 24 13 Cheese
Iron 0.14 0.25 Mozzarella
Calcium 710 731 Mozzarella
Potassium 76 95 Mozzarella
Magnesium 27 26 Cheese
Sugars 0.48 1.23 Cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.027 Cheese
Zinc 3.64 3.13 Cheese
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Phosphorus 455 524 Mozzarella
Sodium 653 16 Mozzarella
Vitamin A 1242 517 Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71 0.15 Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 0.3 Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.029 0.02 Cheese
Vitamin B2 0.428 0.34 Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.059 0.12 Mozzarella
Vitamin B5 0.41 Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.08 Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 1.1 0.92 Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4 1.8 Cheese
Folate 27 9 Cheese
Trans Fat 0.917 Mozzarella
Saturated Fat 18.867 10.867 Mozzarella
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246 4.844 Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421 0.509 Cheese
Tryptophan 0.547 Cheese
Threonine 1.044 Cheese
Isoleucine 1.206 Cheese
Leucine 1.939 Cheese
Lysine 1.025 Cheese
Methionine 0.547 Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.074 Cheese
Valine 1.404 Cheese
Histidine 0.547 Cheese
Fructose 0 Cheese

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.