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Goat cheese vs Mozzarella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Goat cheese and Mozzarella

  • Goat cheese is richer in Copper, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B2, yet Mozzarella is richer in Calcium, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Goat cheese is 60% higher.
  • Goat cheese contains 26 times more Sodium than Mozzarella. Goat cheese contains 415mg of Sodium, while Mozzarella contains 16mg.

Food types used in this article are Cheese, goat, semisoft type 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 +548%
Contains more Potassium +66.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Copper +1988.9%
Contains more Calcium +145.3%
Contains more Zinc +374.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 61% 90% 14% 21% 188% 19% 161% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 220% 9% 19% 9% 86% 225% 3%
Contains more Iron +548%
Contains more Potassium +66.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Copper +1988.9%
Contains more Calcium +145.3%
Contains more Zinc +374.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%

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 +183.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +98.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +856.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.2%
Contains more Folate +350%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 88% 6% 15% 18% 156% 22% 12% 14% 28% 7% 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% 32% 3% 9% 5% 79% 3% 0% 19% 115% 5% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +183.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +260%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +98.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +856.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.2%
Contains more Folate +350%

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
30
Goat cheese
23
Mozzarella
Mineral Summary Score
76
Goat 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 food.
Protein
129%
Goat cheese
165%
Mozzarella
Carbohydrates
0%
Goat cheese
3%
Mozzarella
Fats
138%
Goat cheese
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.
Goat cheese Mozzarella
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Goat 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 - 25mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 399mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.772g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.11g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Goat cheese
Goat cheese is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Goat cheese Mozzarella Opinion
Calories 364 280 Goat cheese
Protein 21.58 27.5 Mozzarella
Fats 29.84 17.1 Goat cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.12 3.1 Mozzarella
Cholesterol 79 54 Mozzarella
Vitamin D 22 13 Goat cheese
Iron 1.62 0.25 Goat cheese
Calcium 298 731 Mozzarella
Potassium 158 95 Goat cheese
Magnesium 29 26 Goat cheese
Sugar 0.12 1.23 Goat cheese
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.564 0.027 Goat cheese
Zinc 0.66 3.13 Mozzarella
Starch
Phosphorus 375 524 Mozzarella
Sodium 415 16 Mozzarella
Vitamin A 1464 517 Goat cheese
Vitamin E 0.26 0.15 Goat cheese
Vitamin D 0.5 0.3 Goat cheese
Vitamin B1 0.072 0.02 Goat cheese
Vitamin B2 0.676 0.34 Goat cheese
Vitamin B3 1.148 0.12 Goat cheese
Vitamin B5 0.19 Goat cheese
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.08 Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 0.22 0.92 Mozzarella
Vitamin K 2.5 1.8 Goat cheese
Folate 2 9 Mozzarella
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 20.639 10.867 Mozzarella
Monounsaturated Fat 6.808 4.844 Goat cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.709 0.509 Goat cheese
Tryptophan 0.227 Goat cheese
Threonine 0.805 Goat cheese
Isoleucine 0.893 Goat cheese
Leucine 1.861 Goat cheese
Lysine 1.549 Goat cheese
Methionine 0.575 Goat cheese
Phenylalanine 0.859 Goat cheese
Valine 1.485 Goat cheese
Histidine 0.589 Goat cheese
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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. Goat cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173433/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.