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Mozzarella is a cheese, originally from southern Italy, traditionally made from Italian buffalo by the pasta filata method.

Allergy Alert:

If you are allergic to the casein protein in mozzarella cheese, you will begin to experience symptoms that range from mild to severe. It may take minutes, hours, and in some cases, days, for casein allergy symptoms to manifest after eating mozzarella cheese or other milk products. Early symptoms usually include hives, wheezing and vomiting. As symptoms progress, you may develop abdominal pain, diarrhea, skin rash, coughing and a runny nose, according to Eastern Illinois University. Anaphylaxis, or restricted breathing, shock or loss of consciousness may also develop with casein allergies. Seek medical attention at the first sign of allergy symptoms to prevent a life-threatening health emergency (Fredericks, 2011).

Common Uses:

Mozzarella is used to compliment many dishes. It can served in the form of slices on sandwiches or burgers. It can also be shredded and used as a topping for pizza.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per 1 slice (1 oz) (28 g)
Calories 78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.8 g 7%
Saturated fat 3 g 15%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.4 g
Cholesterol 15 mg 5%
Sodium 4 mg 0%
Potassium 27 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.9 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0.3 g
Protein 8 g 16%
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20% Iron 0%
Vitamin D 0.1 µg Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 5% Magnesium 1%

Source Wikipedia. (Note: This is not intended to be used, as it was copied and pasted from a Google search)

Dietary Information and Related Articles:

Here is a link to a valuable website featuring recipes involving mozzarella.