Cheddar Cheese is a relatively hard, off-white (or orange if spices such as annatto are added), sometimes sharp-tasting, natural cheese. Originating in the English village of Cheddar in Somerset, cheeses of this style are produced beyond the region and in several countries around the world.
- Used for flavouring
- Protein: Each 1-ounce serving of cheddar cheese, which is about 1 slice, contains 7 grams of protein, or 14 percent of the daily value for protein. The protein from cheddar cheese is a complete protein, providing all of the essential amino acids your body needs. Protein is also very filling, helping you eat less later in the day.
- Vitamins: Cheddar cheese provides you with small amounts of essential vitamins. Each 1-ounce serving contains 0.1 milligram of riboflavin and 281 international units of vitamin A, or 6 percent of daily value; and 0.2 microgram of vitamin B-12, or 4 percent of DV; as well as smaller amounts of thiamine, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate and vitamins D, E and K. Riboflavin helps form red blood cells and turn food into energy, as well as acting as an antioxidant to prevent damage from free radicals. Vitamin A is essential for proper functioning of your organs, good vision and cell growth, and vitamin B-12 is needed for producing DNA and red blood cells.
- Minerals: Each 1-ounce serving of cheddar cheese provides 202 milligrams of calcium, or 20 percent of the DV; 143 milligrams of phosphorus, or 14 percent of the DV; 0.9 milligram of zinc, or 6 percent of the DV; and smaller amounts of potassium, iron and magnesium. Calcium is essential for proper muscle and nerve function and for keeping your bones strong, phosphorus is necessary for kidney function and producing DNA, and zinc is needed for forming proteins and immune function.
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Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheddar_cheese