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Mozzarella cheese is a sliceable curd cheese originating in Italy. Traditional Mozzarella cheese is made from milk of water buffalos herded in very few countries such as Italy and Bulgaria. As a result, most of the Mozzarella cheeses available now are made from cow's milk.

An Italian Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG) food product, Mozzarella cheese is not aged like most cheeses. It is eaten fresh and within few hours after it is made.

Fresh Mozzarella cheese is one of those easy-to-make-at-home cheeses used while making variety of recipes, including salads, meats, seafood, and vegetables.

Other types of Mozzarella: Mozzarella di Bufala, also known as 'buffalo mozzarella', is made from domesticated water buffalo milk.

Mozzarella Fior di Latte is produced from fresh, pasteurized or unpasteurized cow milk, while Low-moisture mozzarella is made from whole or part skimmed milk. And last, but not least, Mozzarella affumicata is a smoked variety of Mozzarella.

Made from cow's or water buffalo's milk, country of origin: Italy, region: Campania, abruzzo, Molise and Puglia, synonyms: mozerrela, type: semi-soft, brined. fat content: 45%

Calcium content: 403 mg/100g, texture: springy, stringy and supple, rind: rindless, color: white.

Nutrition Data for Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk (01026)

NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 cup, shredded1 oz6 slices
Water50.01 g56.0112 g14.177835 g85.017 g
Energy300 kcal336 kcal85.05 kcal510 kcal
Protein22.17 g24.8304 g6.285195 g37.689 g
Total lipid (fat)22.35 g25.032 g6.336225 g37.995 g
Carbohydrate, by difference2.19 g2.4528 g0.620865 g3.723 g
Fiber, total dietary0 g0 g0 g0 g
Sugars, total1.03 g1.1536 g0.292005 g1.751 g
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 cup, shredded1 oz6 slices
Calcium, Ca505 mg565.6 mg143.1675 mg858.5 mg
Iron, Fe0.44 mg0.4928 mg0.12474 mg0.748 mg
Magnesium, Mg20 mg22.4 mg5.67 mg34 mg
Phosphorus, P354 mg396.48 mg100.359 mg601.8 mg
Potassium, K76 mg85.12 mg21.546 mg129.2 mg
Sodium, Na627 mg702.24 mg177.7545 mg1065.9 mg
Zinc, Zn2.92 mg3.2704 mg0.82782 mg4.964 mg
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 cup, shredded1 oz6 slices
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
Thiamin0.03 mg0.0336 mg0.008505 mg0.051 mg
Riboflavin0.283 mg0.31696 mg0.0802305 mg0.4811 mg
Niacin0.104 mg0.11648 mg0.029484 mg0.1768 mg
Vitamin B-60.037 mg0.04144 mg0.0104895 mg0.0629 mg
Folate, DFE7 µg7.84 µg1.9845 µg11.9 µg
Vitamin B-122.28 µg2.5536 µg0.64638 µg3.876 µg
Vitamin A, RAE179 µg200.48 µg50.7465 µg304.3 µg
Vitamin A, IU676 IU757.12 IU191.646 IU1149.2 IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)0.19 mg0.2128 mg0.053865 mg0.323 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)0.4 µg0.448 µg0.1134 µg0.68 µg
Vitamin D16 IU17.92 IU4.536 IU27.2 IU
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)2.3 µg2.576 µg0.65205 µg3.91 µg
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 cup, shredded1 oz6 slices
Fatty acids, total saturated13.152 g14.73024 g3.728592 g22.3584 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated6.573 g7.36176 g1.8634455 g11.1741 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0.765 g0.8568 g0.2168775 g1.3005 g
Cholesterol79 mg88.48 mg22.3965 mg134.3 mg
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm1 cup, shredded1 oz6 slices
Caffeine0 mg0 mg0 mg0 mg
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2013. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page
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