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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" charts 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%
Contains more Selenium +375.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4% 1% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9% 0% 86%
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%
Contains more Selenium +375.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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
Equal in Choline - 18.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 1% 36% 0% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 4% 59% 10% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 32% 3% 9% 0% 5% 79% 3% 0% 19% 7% 115% 11% 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
Equal in Choline - 18.4

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +61%
Contains more Water +80.2%
Contains more Protein +716%
Contains more Fats +1662.9%
Contains more Other +220%
3% 5% 90%
Protein: 3.37 g
Fats: 0.97 g
Carbs: 4.99 g
Water: 89.92 g
Other: 0.75 g
28% 17% 3% 50% 2%
Protein: 27.5 g
Fats: 17.1 g
Carbs: 3.1 g
Water: 49.9 g
Other: 2.4 g
Contains more Carbs +61%
Contains more Water +80.2%
Contains more Protein +716%
Contains more Fats +1662.9%
Contains more Other +220%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1648.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1354.3%
67% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 0.633 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.277 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.035 g
67% 30% 3%
Saturated Fat: 10.867 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.844 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.509 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1648.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1354.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Sugar 5.2g 1.23g Mozzarella
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
Manganese 0.003mg Milk
Selenium 3.3µg 15.7µg Mozzarella
Vitamin A 196IU 517IU Mozzarella
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 137µg Mozzarella
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.15mg Mozzarella
Vitamin D 48IU 13IU Milk
Vitamin D 1.2µg 0.3µg Milk
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.02mg
Vitamin B2 0.185mg 0.34mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B3 0.093mg 0.12mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B5 0.361mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.08mg Mozzarella
Folate 5µg 9µg Mozzarella
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0.92µg Mozzarella
Choline 17.7mg 18.4mg Mozzarella
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1.8µg Mozzarella
Tryptophan 0.043mg Milk
Threonine 0.143mg Milk
Isoleucine 0.174mg Milk
Leucine 0.319mg Milk
Lysine 0.282mg Milk
Methionine 0.088mg Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174mg Milk
Valine 0.22mg Milk
Histidine 0.101mg Milk
Cholesterol 5mg 54mg Milk
Saturated Fat 0.633g 10.867g Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277g 4.844g Mozzarella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035g 0.509g Mozzarella
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.027g Milk
Omega-3 - ALA 0.004g Milk

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Milk
22%
Mozzarella
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Milk
66%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.