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Cheese, Parmesan

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About This Food

Description

Known as the king of Italian cheeses, Parmesan originated in the Reggio and Parma regions of Italy.

Compared with Romano, which is more sharp and piquant, Parmesan has a taste that is more sweet, buttery and nutty and intensifies with age.

Parmesan has a granular texture, is made from part-skim milk and is aged over 10 months.

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

Selecting & Storing

Choose organic Parmesan cheese and keep tightly wrapped and refrigerated. It pairs well with balsamic vinegar, whole grain-based dishes, vegetable soups, cream and tomato sauces, grapes, figs, plums and walnuts; for wines try red wines like Barolo; dessert wines like Vin Santo.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Phosphorous
Good Source of
  • 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 Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)cheese

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Calories: 121

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 5 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
8.01 g
Saturated Fat
4.84 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.35 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.33 g
Trans Fat
0.24 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
53 g
ALA
53 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
24.64 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.14 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.14 g
Sugars
0.25 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
10.77 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
123.76 IU
2%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
5.88 IU
1%
Vitamin E
0.07 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.01 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0.63 mcg
10%
Vitamin K
0.53 mg
1%
Folate
2.8 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.03 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.14 mg
8%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
4.31 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
310.52 mg
31%
Copper
0.07 mg
4%
Iron
0.25 mg
1%
Magnesium
10.64 mg
3%
Manganese
0.02 mg
1%
Phosphorous
204.12 mg
20%
Potassium
35 mg
1%
Selenium
4.96 mcg
7%
Sodium
428.12 mg
18%
Zinc
1.08 mg
7%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
8.68 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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