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Ricotta nutrition, glycemic index, calories and serving size

Cheese, ricotta, whole milk
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Ricotta

Ricotta
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 small cup (55 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula.On PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower negative value is the more alkaline the effect is. 0 is neutral.
6.2 (acidic )
Calories
174
89% Calcium
85% Saturated Fat
75% Vitamin A
74% Fats
73% Retinol
Explanation: This food contains more Calcium than 89% of foods. More importantly, although there are several foods (11%) which contain more Calcium, this food itself is rich in Calcium more than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly it is relatively rich in Saturated Fat, Vitamin A, Fats and Retinol

Ricotta Glycemic index (GI)

27
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Macronutrients chart

Protein:
Daily Value: 23%
11.26 g of 50 g
23%
Fats:
Daily Value: 20%
12.98 g of 65 g
20%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 1%
3.04 g of 300 g
1%
Water:
Daily Value: 4%
71.7 g of 2,000 g
4%
Other:
1.02 g

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Nutrition Facts
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Serving Size ______________
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
20%
Total Fat 13g
40%
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat g
17%
Cholesterol 51mg
4%
Sodium 84mg
1%
TotalCarbohydrate 3g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 0g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 11g
Vitamin D 10mcg 3%

Calcium 207mg 21%

Iron 0mg 0%

Potassium 105mg 3%

*
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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High level of Cholesterol may be dangerous for your health, especially if you suffer from cardio-vascular deseases.
No Trans Fats
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Trans fats tend to increase risk of coronary heart disease according to various studies. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) states that trans fats increase levels of LDL and decrease levels of HDL. According to NAS trans fatty acid consumption should be as low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet.
Low in Saturated Fats
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends using less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fats link
Low in Sodium
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Extensive usage of sodium is not recommended for the people suffering from hypertonia.
Low in Sugars
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Using too much sugars can lead to weight gain or diabetes.

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium: 207 mg of 1,000 mg 21%
Iron: 0.38 mg of 18 mg 2%
Magnesium: 11 mg of 400 mg 3%
Phosphorus: 158 mg of 1,000 mg 16%
Potassium: 105 mg of 3,500 mg 3%
Sodium: 84 mg of 2,400 mg 4%
Zinc: 1.16 mg of 15 mg 8%
Copper: 0.021 mg of 2 mg 1%
Manganese: 0.006 mg of 2 mg 0%
Selenium: 14.5 µg of 70 µg 21%
Choline: 17.5 mg of 550 mg 3%

Mineral chart - relative view

Calcium
207 mg
TOP 11%
Zinc
1.16 mg
TOP 50%
Phosphorus
158 mg
TOP 51%
Sodium
84 mg
TOP 52%
Selenium
14.5 mg
TOP 54%
Choline
17.5 mg
TOP 77%
Iron
0.38 mg
TOP 81%
Potassium
105 mg
TOP 82%
Magnesium
11 mg
TOP 82%
Copper
0.021 mg
TOP 92%
Manganese
0.006 mg
TOP 95%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A: 445 IU of 5,000 IU 9%
Vitamin E : 0.11 mg of 20 mg 1%
Vitamin D: 0.2 µg of 10 µg 2%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 60 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.013 mg of 2 mg 1%
Vitamin B2: 0.195 mg of 2 mg 11%
Vitamin B3: 0.104 mg of 20 mg 1%
Vitamin B5: 0.213 mg of 10 mg 2%
Vitamin B6: 0.043 mg of 2 mg 2%
Folate, total: 12 µg of 400 µg 3%
Vitamin B12: 0.34 µg of 6 µg 6%
Vitamin K: 1.1 µg of 80 µg 1%
Folic acid (B9): 0 µg of 400 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
445 µg
TOP 25%
Vitamin B2
0.195 µg
TOP 47%
Vitamin D
0.2 µg
TOP 53%
Vitamin B12
0.34 µg
TOP 54%
Folate, total
12 µg
TOP 57%
Vitamin K
1.1 µg
TOP 77%
Vitamin B5
0.213 µg
TOP 80%
Vitamin B6
0.043 µg
TOP 81%
Vitamin E
0.11 µg
TOP 85%
Vitamin B1
0.013 µg
TOP 91%
Vitamin B3
0.104 µg
TOP 91%
Vitamin C
0 µg
TOP 100%
Folic acid (B9)
0 µg
TOP 100%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan: 125 mg of 280 mg 45%
Threonine: 517 mg of 1,050 mg 49%
Isoleucine: 589 mg of 1,400 mg 42%
Leucine: 1221 mg of 2,730 mg 45%
Lysine: 1338 mg of 2,100 mg 64%
Methionine: 281 mg of 1,050 mg 27%
Phenylalanine: 556 mg of 1,750 mg 32%
Valine: 692 mg of 1,820 mg 38%
Histidine: 459 mg of 700 mg 66%

Fat type information

Saturated Fat: 8.295 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.627 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.385 g

Fiber content / ratio for Ricotta

Sugars: 0.27 g
Fiber: 0 g

All nutrients for Ricotta per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 27% 41% 11.26g 4 times more than Broccoli
Fats 20% 26% 12.98g 2.6 times less than Cheese
Carbs 1% 66% 3.04g 9.3 times less than Rice
Calories 7% 54% 174kcal 3.7 times more than Orange
Sugars 0% 73% 0.27g 33.2 times less than Coca-Cola
Fiber 0% 100% 0g N/A
Calcium 21% 11% 207mg 1.7 times more than Milk
Iron 2% 81% 0.38mg 6.8 times less than Beef
Magnesium 3% 82% 11mg 12.7 times less than Kidney bean
Phosphorus 23% 51% 158mg 1.2 times less than Chicken meat
Potassium 2% 82% 105mg 1.4 times less than Cucumber
Sodium 4% 52% 84mg 5.8 times less than White Bread
Zinc 11% 50% 1.16mg 5.4 times less than Beef
Copper 0% 92% 0.02mg 6.8 times less than Shiitake
Vitamin A 9% 25% 445IU 37.5 times less than Carrot
Vitamin E 1% 85% 0.11mg 13.3 times less than Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 2% 53% 0.2µg 11 times less than Egg
Vitamin C 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Vitamin B1 1% 91% 0.01mg 20.5 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 11% 47% 0.2mg 1.5 times more than Avocado
Vitamin B3 1% 91% 0.1mg 92 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 2% 80% 0.21mg 5.3 times less than Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 2% 81% 0.04mg 2.8 times less than Oat
Folate, total 3% 57% 12µg 5.1 times less than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 6% 54% 0.34µg 2.1 times less than Pork
Vitamin K 1% 77% 1.1µg 92.4 times less than Broccoli
Folic acid (B9) 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Tryptophan 0% 75% 0.13mg 2.4 times less than Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 72% 0.52mg 1.4 times less than Beef
Isoleucine 0% 72% 0.59mg 1.6 times less than Salmon
Leucine 0% 70% 1.22mg 2 times less than Tuna
Lysine 0% 68% 1.34mg 3 times more than Tofu
Methionine 0% 72% 0.28mg 2.9 times more than Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 73% 0.56mg 1.2 times less than Egg
Valine 0% 72% 0.69mg 2.9 times less than Soybean
Histidine 0% 69% 0.46mg 1.6 times less than Turkey meat
Cholesterol 17% 37% 51mg 7.3 times less than Egg
Saturated Fat 41% 15% 8.3g 1.4 times more than Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 39% 3.63g 2.7 times less than Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 67% 0.39g 122.5 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link of the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170851/nutrients

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