English & European cheeses
CHEESE
NUTRITION
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 Cheese provides energy, protein, vitamins such as vitamin A (whole milk products) and a range of B vitamins including riboflavin (vitamin B2) and B12, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and zinc. As with milk, the calcium is particularly well absorbed and utilised by the body.

The Composition of Cheese (per 100g)
NutrientEnglish CheddarReduced Fat CheddarBrie Cottage Cheese, PlainCream CheeseSoft Cheese, Medium Fat
Energy (kcal)
(kJ)
412
1708
261
1091
319
1323
98
413
439
1807
179
743
Protein (g)25.531.519.313.83.19.2
Carbohydrate (g)
of which sugars (g)
0.1

0.1
Trace

Trace
Trace

Trace
2.1

2.1
Trace

Trace
3.1

3.1
Fat (g)
of which saturates(g)
monounsaturates(g)
polyunsaturates (g)
34.4
21.7
9.4
1.4
15.0
9.4
4.4
0.4
26.9
(16.8)
(7.8)
(0.8)
3.9
2.4
1.11
0.1
47.4
29.7
13.7
1.4
14.5
9.1
4.2
0.4
Vitamin A (µg) 33618232046422224
Riboflavin (B2)(mg) 0.40.50.40.30.1 N
Niacin (mg) 6.17.55.03.40.8N
Folic Acid (µg) 3756582711N
Vitamin B12 (µg) 1.21.31.20.70.3N
Vitamin D (µg) 0.30.10.20.030.30.1
Calcium (mg) 7408405407398N
Phosphorus (mg) 490620390160100N
Zinc (mg) 2.32.82.20.60.5N


Key
N = No data available
( ) = Figures in brackets are estimated



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