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Cheese, Ricotta

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About This Food

Description

Ricotta, literally meaning “recooked”, was originally produced by Italian cheesemakers from the whey that remained after making Mozzarella and Provolone.

After adding lactic acid or vinegar to the whey, it was reheated almost to boiling, causing the curds to precipitate and rise to the surface, where they were skimmed off and drained.

Ricotta has a mild flavor with a hint of sweetness and is available in non-fat to whole milk variations.

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

 

Selecting & Storing

Choose organic Ricotta cheese and keep refrigerated. It pairs well with pasta and vegetable dishes, herbs, dried fruits, and tomatoes.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
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
  • No Molds
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)cheese

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Calories: 49

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

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
3.63 g
Saturated Fat
2.32 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.02 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.11 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
31 g
ALA
31 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
14.28 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.85 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.85 g
Sugars
0.08 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
3.15 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
124.6 IU
2%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
2.8 IU
1%
Vitamin E
0.03 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.01 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.31 mg
0%
Folate
3.36 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.03 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.05 mg
3%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
4.9 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
57.96 mg
6%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.11 mg
1%
Magnesium
3.08 mg
1%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
44.24 mg
4%
Potassium
29.4 mg
1%
Selenium
4.06 mcg
6%
Sodium
23.52 mg
1%
Zinc
0.32 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
9.24 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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