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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 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.
6.2 (acidic )
Calories
174
89% Calcium
85% Saturated Fat
75% Vitamin A
74% Fats
73% Retinol
Explanation: The given food contains more Calcium than 89% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Calcium than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Saturated Fat, Vitamin A, Fats, and Retinol.

Ricotta 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

12% 13% 4% 72% 2%
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 100g
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
20%
Total Fat 13g
36%
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat g
17%
Cholesterol 51mg
4%
Sodium 84mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 11g
Vitamin D 10mcg 2%

Calcium 207mg 21%

Iron 0mg 0%

Potassium 105mg 3%

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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 63% 15% 8% 68% 10% 11% 32% 7% 1% 80% 10%
Calcium: 207 mg of 1,000 mg 21%
Iron: 0.38 mg of 8 mg 5%
Magnesium: 11 mg of 420 mg 3%
Phosphorus: 158 mg of 700 mg 23%
Potassium: 105 mg of 3,400 mg 3%
Sodium: 84 mg of 2,300 mg 4%
Zinc: 1.16 mg of 11 mg 11%
Copper: 0.021 mg of 1 mg 2%
Manganese: 0.006 mg of 2 mg 0%
Selenium: 14.5 µg of 55 µg 26%
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 µg
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 Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 27% 3% 6% 0% 4% 45% 2% 13% 10% 9% 43% 3%
Vitamin A: 445 IU of 5,000 IU 9%
Vitamin E : 0.11 mg of 15 mg 1%
Vitamin D: 0.2 µg of 10 µg 2%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.013 mg of 1 mg 1%
Vitamin B2: 0.195 mg of 1 mg 15%
Vitamin B3: 0.104 mg of 16 mg 1%
Vitamin B5: 0.213 mg of 5 mg 4%
Vitamin B6: 0.043 mg of 1 mg 3%
Folate: 12 µg of 400 µg 3%
Vitamin B12: 0.34 µg of 2 µg 14%
Vitamin K: 1.1 µg of 120 µg 1%

Vitamin chart - relative view

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

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 134% 148% 127% 135% 192% 81% 96% 115% 197%
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

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

Fiber content ratio for Ricotta

0.27% 2.77%
Sugar: 0.27 g
Fiber: 0 g
Other: 2.77 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 9% 54% 174kcal 3.7 times more than Orange
Sugar 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 5% 81% 0.38mg 6.8 times less than Beef
Magnesium 3% 82% 11mg 12.7 times less than Almond
Phosphorus 23% 51% 158mg 1.2 times less than Chicken meat
Potassium 3% 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 2% 92% 0.02mg 6.8 times less than Shiitake
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 15% 47% 0.2mg 1.5 times more than Avocado
Vitamin B3 1% 91% 0.1mg 92 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 4% 80% 0.21mg 5.3 times less than Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 3% 81% 0.04mg 2.8 times less than Oat
Folate 3% 57% 12µg 5.1 times less than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 14% 54% 0.34µg 2.1 times less than Pork
Vitamin K 1% 77% 1.1µg 92.4 times less than Broccoli
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 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/170851/nutrients

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