Mozzarella Cheese vs. Shrimp

Nutrition comparison of Mozzarella Cheese and Shrimp


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

We compared the nutritional contents of mozzarella cheese versus shrimp (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in mozzarella cheese and shrimp:

  • Both mozzarella cheese and shrimp are high in calcium and protein.
  • Mozzarella cheese has more riboflavin, however, shrimp contains more niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Mozzarella cheese is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mozzarella cheese and shrimp is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Mozzarella Cheese (Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk, low moisture) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Mozzarella cheese is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than mozzarella cheese - mozzarella cheese has 318kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

sugar

Shrimp has less sugar than mozzarella cheese - mozzarella cheese has 1g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both mozzarella cheese and shrimp are high in protein - mozzarella cheese has 21.6g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Mozzarella cheese is high in saturated fat and shrimp has less saturated fat than mozzarella cheese - mozzarella cheese has 15.6g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Shrimp and mozzarella cheese contain similar amounts of trans fat - shrimp has 0.02g of trans fat per 100 grams and mozzarella cheese does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Mozzarella cheese is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than shrimp - mozzarella cheese has 197ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Mozzarella cheese has more Vitamin D than shrimp - mozzarella cheese has 18iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Mozzarella cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - mozzarella cheese has 0.21mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Mozzarella cheese has more riboflavin, however, shrimp contains more niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate. Both mozzarella cheese and shrimp contain significant amounts of thiamin and Vitamin B12.

Mozzarella Cheese Shrimp
Thiamin 0.016 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.27 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 0.094 MG 1.778 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.071 MG 0.31 MG
Vitamin B6 0.062 MG 0.161 MG
Folate 8 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 0.73 UG 1.11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both mozzarella cheese and shrimp are high in calcium - mozzarella cheese has 575mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Mozzarella cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of iron - mozzarella cheese has 0.2mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Mozzarella cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of potassium - mozzarella cheese has 75mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, Mozzarella cheese has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than shrimp per 100 grams, however, shrimp contains more dha and epa than mozzarella cheese per 100 grams.

Mozzarella Cheese Shrimp
alpha linoleic acid 0.212 G 0.006 G
DHA ~ 0.07 G
EPA ~ 0.068 G
DPA ~ 0.006 G
Total 0.212 G 0.15 G

omega 6s

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

Mozzarella Cheese Shrimp
linoleic acid 0.566 G 0.095 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.006 G
Total 0.566 G 0.101 G



Customize your serving size


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: Mozzarella Cheese (Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk, low moisture) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) .

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