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Milk vs Mozzarella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Milk and Mozzarella different?

  • Milk is higher in Vitamin D, however Mozzarella is richer in Phosphorus, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Phosphorus from Mozzarella is 61% higher.
  • Milk contains 4 times more Vitamin D than Mozzarella. While Milk contains 48IU of Vitamin D, Mozzarella contains only 13IU.
  • Milk has less Cholesterol.

Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D and Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Potassium +57.9%
Contains more Calcium +484.8%
Contains more Iron +733.3%
Contains more Magnesium +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +451.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Zinc +645.2%
Contains more Copper +170%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9%
Contains more Potassium +57.9%
Contains more Calcium +484.8%
Contains more Iron +733.3%
Contains more Magnesium +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +451.6%
Contains less Sodium -63.6%
Contains more Zinc +645.2%
Contains more Copper +170%

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
Milk
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Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.2%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 1% 36% 0% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 4% 59% 1%
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 D +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +163.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.2%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02

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.
Milk Mozzarella
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milk Mozzarella Opinion
Net carbs 4.99g 3.1g Milk
Protein 3.37g 27.5g Mozzarella
Fats 0.97g 17.1g Mozzarella
Carbs 4.99g 3.1g Milk
Calories 42kcal 280kcal Mozzarella
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Milk
Sugar 5.2g 1.23g Mozzarella
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 125mg 731mg Mozzarella
Iron 0.03mg 0.25mg Mozzarella
Magnesium 11mg 26mg Mozzarella
Phosphorus 95mg 524mg Mozzarella
Potassium 150mg 95mg Milk
Sodium 44mg 16mg Mozzarella
Zinc 0.42mg 3.13mg Mozzarella
Copper 0.01mg 0.027mg Mozzarella
Vitamin A 196IU 517IU Mozzarella
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.15mg Mozzarella
Vitamin D 48IU 13IU Milk
Vitamin D 1.2µg 0.3µg Milk
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.02mg
Vitamin B2 0.185mg 0.34mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B3 0.093mg 0.12mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B5 0.361mg mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.08mg Mozzarella
Folate 5µg 9µg Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0.92µg Mozzarella
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1.8µg Mozzarella
Tryptophan 0.043mg mg Milk
Threonine 0.143mg mg Milk
Isoleucine 0.174mg mg Milk
Leucine 0.319mg mg Milk
Lysine 0.282mg mg Milk
Methionine 0.088mg mg Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174mg mg Milk
Valine 0.22mg mg Milk
Histidine 0.101mg mg Milk
Cholesterol 5mg 54mg Milk
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.633g 10.867g Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277g 4.844g Mozzarella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035g 0.509g Mozzarella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk Mozzarella
Low Fats diet ok
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
16
Milk
23
Mozzarella
Mineral Summary Score
15
Milk
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
20%
Milk
165%
Mozzarella
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
3%
Mozzarella
Fats
4%
Milk
79%
Mozzarella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.97g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.234g)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $1.4)

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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/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.