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Cheese, Blue

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About This Food

Description

Historians suggest that blue cheese was first created when mold from the Penicillium family was accidentally transferred from bread to a nearby piece of cheese.

Today, cheesemakers add appropriate mold cultures to develop blue veins in the cheese. Blue cheeses range from crumbly to creamy, with an ivory appearance and blue/gray veins.

In general, blue cheese has a piquant, full earthy flavor.

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

Molded cheese can produce an overgrowth of yeast in some individuals.

Estimated Glycemic Load = 0

 

Selecting & Storing

Choose organic blue cheese and keep refrigerated. This cheese goes well with pears, apples, walnuts, cashews, almonds; for wines pair with red wines such as Pinot Noir or Burgundy; dessert wines such as Port and Late Harvest Riesling.

Special diets
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Peanuts
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • 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: 99

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
8.05 g
Saturated Fat
5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.18 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.22 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
74 g
ALA
74 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
21 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.66 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.66 g
Sugars
0.14 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
5.99 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
213.64 IU
4%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
5.88 IU
1%
Vitamin E
0.07 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.05 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.67 mg
1%
Folate
10.08 mcg
3%
Niacin
0.28 mg
1%
Riboflavin
0.11 mg
6%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
4.31 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
147.84 mg
15%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.09 mg
0%
Magnesium
6.44 mg
2%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
108.36 mg
11%
Potassium
71.68 mg
2%
Selenium
4.06 mcg
6%
Sodium
390.6 mg
16%
Zinc
0.74 mg
5%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
20.72 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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