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Cheese, Cheddar

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About This Food

Description

Prior to 1850, nearly all the cheese produced in the United States was Cheddar.

It has a rich, nutty flavor that becomes increasingly sharp with age. Cheddar's smooth, firm texture becomes more granular and crumbly as it ages, as well.

Traditionally, the color of the exterior wax denotes the flavor or age of the cheese: clear suggests mild, red suggests medium, and black suggests sharp.

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

Estimated Glycemic Load = 1

Selecting & Storing

Choose organic cheddar cheese and keep refrigerated. This cheese goes well with apples, pears, onions, tomatoes;for wines pair with red wines such as Zinfandel or Merlot; pale ales or stout beers.

Special diets
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Calcium
Good Source of
  • Protein
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Poultry
  • 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: 113

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

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
9.28 g
Saturated Fat
5.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.63 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.26 g
Trans Fat
0.33 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
102 g
ALA
102 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
29.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.36 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.36 g
Sugars
0.15 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
6.97 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
280.56 IU
6%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
3.36 IU
1%
Vitamin E
0.08 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.02 mg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.23 mcg
4%
Vitamin K
0.78 mg
1%
Folate
5.04 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.02 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.11 mg
6%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
4.62 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
201.88 mg
20%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.19 mg
1%
Magnesium
7.84 mg
2%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
143.36 mg
14%
Potassium
27.44 mg
1%
Selenium
3.89 mcg
6%
Sodium
173.88 mg
7%
Zinc
0.87 mg
6%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
23.8 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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