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American cheese nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size

Cheese, pasteurized process, American, without added vitamin D
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for American cheese

American cheese
Glycemic index ⓘ Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.
27 (low)
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 oz (28.35 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
15.6 (acidic )
Calories
371
98% Sodium
95% Calcium
94% Saturated Fat
94% Fats
92% Phosphorus
Explanation: The given food contains more Sodium than 98% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Sodium than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Calcium, Saturated Fat, Fats, and Phosphorus.

American cheese Glycemic index (GI)

Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.

27

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Macronutrients chart

19% 32% 4% 40% 7%
Protein:
Daily Value: 36%
18.13 g of 50 g
36%
Fats:
Daily Value: 49%
31.79 g of 65 g
49%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 1%
3.7 g of 300 g
1%
Water:
Daily Value: 2%
39.61 g of 2,000 g
2%
Other:
6.77 g

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Nutrition Facts
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Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 371
% Daily Value*
49%
Total Fat 32g
82%
Saturated Fat 18g
Trans Fat g
33%
Cholesterol 100mg
0%
Sodium 1,671mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 18g
Vitamin D 23mcg 4%

Calcium 1,045mg 0%

Iron 1mg 13%

Potassium 132mg 4%

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The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 314% 24% 19% 275% 12% 218% 68% 16% 6% 111% 20%
Calcium: 1045 mg of 1,000 mg 105%
Iron: 0.63 mg of 8 mg 8%
Magnesium: 26 mg of 420 mg 6%
Phosphorus: 641 mg of 700 mg 92%
Potassium: 132 mg of 3,400 mg 4%
Sodium: 1671 mg of 2,300 mg 73%
Zinc: 2.49 mg of 11 mg 23%
Copper: 0.046 mg of 1 mg 5%
Manganese: 0.041 mg of 2 mg 2%
Selenium: 20.2 µg of 55 µg 37%
Choline: 36.2 mg of 550 mg 7%

Mineral chart - relative view

Sodium
1671 mg
TOP 2%
Calcium
1045 mg
TOP 5%
Phosphorus
641 mg
TOP 8%
Zinc
2.49 mg
TOP 35%
Magnesium
26 mg
TOP 39%
Selenium
20.2 µg
TOP 46%
Manganese
0.041 mg
TOP 68%
Choline
36.2 mg
TOP 68%
Iron
0.63 mg
TOP 72%
Potassium
132 mg
TOP 75%
Copper
0.046 mg
TOP 82%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 57% 16% 18% 0% 4% 54% 2% 25% 13% 6% 188% 7%
Vitamin A: 945 IU of 5,000 IU 19%
Vitamin E : 0.8 mg of 15 mg 5%
Vitamin D: 0.6 µg of 10 µg 6%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.015 mg of 1 mg 1%
Vitamin B2: 0.234 mg of 1 mg 18%
Vitamin B3: 0.076 mg of 16 mg 0%
Vitamin B5: 0.403 mg of 5 mg 8%
Vitamin B6: 0.054 mg of 1 mg 4%
Folate: 8 µg of 400 µg 2%
Vitamin B12: 1.5 µg of 2 µg 63%
Vitamin K: 2.6 µg of 120 µg 2%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
945 IU
TOP 20%
Vitamin B12
1.5 µg
TOP 36%
Vitamin B2
0.234 mg
TOP 37%
Vitamin D
0.6 µg
TOP 47%
Vitamin E
0.8 mg
TOP 50%
Vitamin K
2.6 µg
TOP 62%
Vitamin B5
0.403 mg
TOP 65%
Folate
8 µg
TOP 68%
Vitamin B6
0.054 mg
TOP 77%
Vitamin B1
0.015 mg
TOP 90%
Vitamin B3
0.076 mg
TOP 93%
Vitamin C
0 mg
TOP 100%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 249% 221% 201% 189% 217% 136% 161% 196% 234%
Tryptophan: 232 mg of 280 mg 83%
Threonine: 772 mg of 1,050 mg 74%
Isoleucine: 938 mg of 1,400 mg 67%
Leucine: 1716 mg of 2,730 mg 63%
Lysine: 1516 mg of 2,100 mg 72%
Methionine: 475 mg of 1,050 mg 45%
Phenylalanine: 939 mg of 1,750 mg 54%
Valine: 1187 mg of 1,820 mg 65%
Histidine: 546 mg of 700 mg 78%

Fat type information

18.057% 8.236% 1.286%
Saturated Fat: 18.057 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.236 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.286 g

Carbohydrate type breakdown

2.15% 0.11%
Starch: g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 2.15 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0.11 g

Fiber content ratio for American cheese

2.26% 1.44%
Sugar: 2.26 g
Fiber: 0 g
Other: 1.44 g

All nutrients for American cheese per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 43% 29% 18.13g 6.4 times more than Broccoli
Fats 49% 6% 31.79g Equal to Cheese
Carbs 1% 64% 3.7g 7.6 times less than Rice
Calories 19% 19% 371kcal 7.9 times more than Orange
Fructose 0% 100% 0g N/A
Sugar 0% 58% 2.26g 4 times less than Coca-Cola
Fiber 0% 100% 0g N/A
Calcium 105% 5% 1045mg 8.4 times more than Milk
Iron 8% 72% 0.63mg 4.1 times less than Beef
Magnesium 6% 39% 26mg 5.4 times less than Almond
Phosphorus 92% 8% 641mg 3.5 times more than Chicken meat
Potassium 4% 75% 132mg 1.1 times less than Cucumber
Sodium 73% 2% 1671mg 3.4 times more than White Bread
Zinc 23% 35% 2.49mg 2.5 times less than Beef
Copper 5% 82% 0.05mg 3.1 times less than Shiitake
Vitamin E 5% 50% 0.8mg 1.8 times less than Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 6% 47% 0.6µg 3.7 times less than Egg
Vitamin C 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Vitamin B1 1% 90% 0.02mg 17.7 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 18% 37% 0.23mg 1.8 times more than Avocado
Vitamin B3 0% 93% 0.08mg 126 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 8% 65% 0.4mg 2.8 times less than Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 4% 77% 0.05mg 2.2 times less than Oat
Folate 2% 68% 8µg 7.6 times less than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 63% 36% 1.5µg 2.1 times more than Pork
Vitamin K 2% 62% 2.6µg 39.1 times less than Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 59% 0.23mg 1.3 times less than Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 66% 0.77mg 1.1 times more than Beef
Isoleucine 0% 61% 0.94mg Equal to Salmon
Leucine 0% 60% 1.72mg 1.4 times less than Tuna
Lysine 0% 66% 1.52mg 3.4 times more than Tofu
Methionine 0% 66% 0.48mg 4.9 times more than Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 57% 0.94mg 1.4 times more than Egg
Valine 0% 55% 1.19mg 1.7 times less than Soybean
Histidine 0% 66% 0.55mg 1.4 times less than Turkey meat
Cholesterol 33% 11% 100mg 3.7 times less than Egg
Trans Fat 0% 45% 1.14g 13 times less than Margarine
Saturated Fat 90% 6% 18.06g 3.1 times more than Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 19% 8.24g 1.2 times less than Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 40% 1.29g 36.7 times less than Walnut

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171290/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.
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