Cheddar Cheese vs. Mozzarella Cheese

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cheddar cheese versus mozzarella cheese (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese are high in calories - mozzarella cheese has 318kcal of calories per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories.

sugar

Mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of sugar - mozzarella cheese has 1g of sugar per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.48g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Both mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese are high in protein - mozzarella cheese has 21.6g of protein per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese are high in saturated fat - mozzarella cheese has 15.6g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Both mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese are high in Vitamin A - mozzarella cheese has 197ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - mozzarella cheese has 18iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 24iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - mozzarella cheese has 0.21mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Cheddar cheese has more thiamin, pantothenic acid and folate, however, mozzarella cheese contains more niacin. Both cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese contain significant amounts of riboflavin, vitamin b6 and vitamin b12.

Cheddar Cheese Mozzarella Cheese
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.016 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.27 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 0.094 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG 0.071 MG
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG 0.062 MG
Folate 27 UG 8 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG 0.73 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese are high in calcium - mozzarella cheese has 575mg of calcium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium.

iron

Mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of iron - mozzarella cheese has 0.2mg of iron per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron.

potassium

Mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese contain similar amounts of potassium - mozzarella cheese has 75mg of potassium per 100 grams and cheddar cheese has 76mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]
For specific types of carotenoids, both cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese contain significant amounts of beta-carotene.

Cheddar Cheese Mozzarella Cheese
beta-carotene 85 UG 63 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, cheddar cheese has more DPA than mozzarella cheese per 100 grams. Both cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Cheddar Cheese Mozzarella Cheese
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.212 G
DHA 0.001 G ~
EPA 0.01 G ~
DPA 0.017 G ~
Total 0.142 G 0.212 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, cheddar cheese has more linoleic acid than mozzarella cheese per 100 grams.

Cheddar Cheese Mozzarella Cheese
other omega 6 0.036 G ~
linoleic acid 1.171 G 0.566 G
Total 1.207 G 0.566 G

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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Cheddar Cheese (Cheese, cheddar) and Mozzarella Cheese (Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk, low moisture) .

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