Cheese, cottage, nonfat, uncreamed, dry, large or small curd

Fun Facts

  1. Cottage cheese is a low-calorie, high-protein source of essential nutrients like calcium, iron, folate and vitamin A. Available in non-fat and low-fat varieties featuring either 1 percent or 2 percent milk fat, cottage cheese can be a good addition to your diet if you’re trying to lose weight and decrease your saturated fat or cholesterol intake.
  2. The curds and whey in frozen creamed cottage cheese will separate during thawing, causing the cheese to become watery and grainy.
  3. Cottage cheese contains a lower amount of the enzyme lactose compared to most dairy products.
  4. Cottage cheese contains Lactobacillus casei, a probiotic that may contribute to digestive heath and even play a role in preventing bladder and vaginal infections.
  5. People who are unable to digest lactose properly may experience nausea, stomach pain and bloating, and eating cottage cheese may help.
  6. Cottage cheese provides around 17 grams of protein per serving, while nonfat Greek yogurt typically contains between 15 and 20 grams of protein per serving.

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