Cheese, Mozzarella

About This Food

Mozzarella was first enjoyed by Italians as a soft fresh cheese. To give it a longer shelf life, cheesemakers later made it with lower moisture.

Today, mozzarella rates second only to Cheddar in popularity in the United States. The process in which the curds are dipped in hot water and then stretched and kneaded into parallel strands is called “Pasta Filata”. This allows Mozzarella to melt and flow and gives it its characteristic stretch.

Mozzarella has a delicate, milky flavor and a smooth, elastic texture.

Because cheese is essentially milk that is condensed it is important to choose mozzarella cheese made from organic milk, free from hormones.

Choose organic Mozzarella cheese and keep refrigerated. It pairs well with tomatoes, nitrite-free organic cured meats, pesto, black olives, roasted red peppers; for wines try light red wines such as Chianti or Barbera.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • VitaminB12
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Poultry
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • No Molds
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)cheese

Calories: 84

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
6.26 g
Saturated Fat
3.68 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.84 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.21 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
104 g
ALA
104 mg
EPA, DHA
0 mg, 0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
22.12 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.61 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.61 g
Sugars
0.29 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
6.21 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Macronutrients
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
189.28 IU
4%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
4.48 IU
1%
Vitamin E
0.05 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.01 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0.64 mcg
11%
Vitamin K
0.64 mg
1%
Folate
1.96 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.03 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.08 mg
5%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
4.31 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
141.4 mg
14%
Copper
0 mg
0%
Iron
0.12 mg
1%
Magnesium
5.6 mg
1%
Manganese
0.01 mg
0%
Phosphorous
99.12 mg
10%
Potassium
21.28 mg
1%
Selenium
4.76 mcg
7%
Sodium
175.56 mg
7%
Zinc
0.82 mg
5%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
15.96 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg
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