How Many Calories in a Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese originates from the English Village of Cheddar in Somerset. Pale yellow to off-white hard cheese is one of the most popular ingredients used in variety of food in America, UK and other countries.

Calories in a Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese is a high protein ingredient that has very high nutritional value. Every 1 oz of Cheddar Cheese contains 113 Calories. Maximum of the calorie i.e. 84 comes from fat. Total fat count in Cheddar Cheese is 14% and saturated fat count is almost 30%. Cheddar Cheese contains Total Fat of 9.3g, Saturated fat of 5.9 g, polyunsaturated fat count is 0.3 g and Monounsaturated fat count is 2.g.  10% of Cholesterol content (if the amount is 29mg) and 7% of Sodium Content (where the amount is almost 174 mg) increase the amount of Calories. 1 oz Cheddar Cheese contains 0.4 g Carbohydrates and 0.1 g sugar that has nominal contribution to the calorie count. This kind of cheese comes with high protein; every 1oz cheddar cheese contains 7.0 g protein. 6% of Vitamin A, 20% of Calcium and 1% of Iron. Zinc and riboflavin are also the key parts of Cheddar Cheese. 1 oz. part of cheddar cheese grants 5.7 percent of the daily required calories and around 14.5 percent of your daily needed fat.

The experts say that as compared to other cheeses, cheddar does not have exceedingly high amount of calories, but still limiting the amount of consumption is advised. Most cheeses contain 100 – 117 calories and around 6 – 10 g of fat. Some of the good points about cheddar cheese are that it is very low in sugar and high in calcium and phosphorus. One of the bad points associated with it is that it contains high saturated fat. Many doctors also prescribe to limit consuming cheese to keep away diseases like heart problems, diabetes, and orthopedic issues.