Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 2% milkfat

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. You can freeze cooked dishes like lasagna that contain cottage cheese without a change in the cheese’s texture or taste, but beware of freezing cottage cheese on its own, advises the cooking site The Kitchn.
  3. The curds and whey in frozen creamed cottage cheese will separate during thawing, causing the cheese to become watery and grainy.
  4. While there isn’t any solid scientific evidence cottage cheese contains compounds to settle an upset stomach, you may find some relief if you’re substituting cottage cheese for other dairy products like milk or yogurt in your diet.
  5. Cottage cheese contains Lactobacillus casei, a probiotic that may contribute to digestive heath and even play a role in preventing bladder and vaginal infections.

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