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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 RAE, 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
Contains more Iron +548%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +66.3%
Contains more Copper +1988.9%
Contains more Calcium +145.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Zinc +374.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 90% 61% 21% 161% 14% 55% 19% 188%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9%
Contains more Iron +548%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +66.3%
Contains more Copper +1988.9%
Contains more Calcium +145.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Zinc +374.2%

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 Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 88% 6% 15% 0% 18% 156% 22% 12% 14% 2% 28% 7%
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 +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 Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.2%

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Goat cheese Mozzarella
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Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 399mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
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.

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.