Our menu this week includes a couple different kinds of cheese - cheddar and mozzarella. Cheese can be a great way to get in some protein and calcium and it’s delicious. Cheddar and mozzarella are very different from each other in color, taste, and texture, but how do they compare nutritionally?
Let’s take a look at the nutrition for a 1oz serving of each:
Total Fat: Cheddar-9.3g, Mozzarella-4.8g
Calories: Cheddar-113, Mozzarella-79
Protein: Cheddar-7g, Mozzarella-7.7g
Carbs: Cheddar-0% DV, Mozzarella-0% DV
Calcium: Cheddar-20% DV, Mozzarella-20% DV
Omega-3: Cheddar-102mg, Mozzarella-42mg
Omega-6: Cheddar-162mg, Mozzarella-101mg
As you can see, both offer similar health benefits with mozzarella being a little lower in calories and fat.