Cheese, cottage, creamed, large or small curd

Fun Facts

  1. A 100-g serving of creamed cottage cheese contains 98 calories and only 4.3 g of fat, 1.7 of which is saturated. The same serving size contains 3.4 g of carbohydrates and 364 mg of sodium, or 16 percent of your recommended daily intake based on a 2,000-calorie per day diet.
  2. Cottage cheese is a mild-tasting, high-protein cheese curd product. Made by curdling milk and draining most of the whey, or liquid, from the solid product, cottage cheese is essentially unprocessed or raw cheese.
  3. Cottage cheese begins as slightly soured, low-fat pasteurized milk. This creates a substance with both liquid, or whey, and solid, or curd, parts.
  4. Despite its many benefits, cottage cheese also comes loaded with sodium, which can make it harmful in large amounts.
  5. Snacking on cottage cheese provides beneficial vitamins. Cottage cheese provides essential vitamin A, a nutrient your body needs to support cell growth and maintain the health of your eyes.
  6. Full-fat cottage cheese provides more vitamin A per serving, at 315 international units — 11 percent of the recommended daily intake for men and 14 percent for women.

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