Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby

Fun Facts

  1. 398 calories per 100g of “Cheese, Low-sodium, cheddar or colby” amount to 20% of a daily intake of 2000 calories, but your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  2. It is used in the USDA food and nutrient database for dietary studies.
  3. Research has shown that it helps the heart.
  4. For those with lactose intolerance, cheese can be an important source of calcium. Natural cheeses such as Cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, mozzarella and Swiss contain minimal amounts of lactose, because most of the lactose is removed when the curds are separated from the whey in the cheese making process.
  5. According to the Institute of Medicine, those with lactose intolerance can rely on cheese as a source of calcium:” virtually unrestricted amounts of reduced-fat hard cheeses with very low amounts of lactose may be ingested to ensure adequate intakes of calcium.

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