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Ricotta nutrition: calories, carbs, GI, protein, fiber, fats

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)
Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving 174
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols 3.04 grams
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)
Oxalates ⓘ Animal products do not contain oxalate. 0mg
TOP 11% Calcium ⓘHigher in Calcium content than 89% of foods
TOP 15% Saturated Fat ⓘHigher in Saturated Fat content than 85% of foods
TOP 25% Vitamin A ⓘHigher in Vitamin A content than 75% of foods
TOP 26% Fats ⓘHigher in Fats content than 74% of foods
TOP 27% Vitamin A RAE ⓘHigher in Vitamin A RAE content than 73% of foods

Ricotta calories (kcal)

Serving Size Calories Weight
Calories in 100 grams 174
Calories in 0.5 cup 216 124 g
Calories in 1 cup 428 246 g
Calories in 1 small cup 96 55 g

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

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 81%
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%

Macronutrients chart

12% 13% 4% 70% 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

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

67% 29% 3%
Saturated Fat: 8.295 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.627 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.385 g

Fiber content ratio for Ricotta

9% 91%
Sugar: 0.27 g
Fiber: 0 g
Other: 2.77 g

All nutrients for Ricotta per 100g

Nutrient Value DV% In TOP % of foods Comparison
Calories 174kcal 9% 54% 3.7 times more than OrangeOrange
Protein 11.26g 27% 41% 4 times more than BroccoliBroccoli
Fats 12.98g 20% 26% 2.6 times less than Cheddar CheeseCheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0% 100% N/ALemon
Net carbs 3.04g N/A 63% 17.8 times less than ChocolateChocolate
Carbs 3.04g 1% 66% 9.3 times less than RiceRice
Cholesterol 51mg 17% 36% 7.3 times less than EggEgg
Vitamin D 0.2µg 2% 53% 11 times less than EggEgg
Iron 0.38mg 5% 81% 6.8 times less than BeefBeef
Calcium 207mg 21% 11% 1.7 times more than MilkMilk
Potassium 105mg 3% 81% 1.4 times less than CucumberCucumber
Magnesium 11mg 3% 82% 12.7 times less than AlmondAlmond
Sugar 0.27g N/A 73% 33.2 times less than Coca-ColaCoca-Cola
Fiber 0g 0% 100% N/AOrange
Copper 0.02mg 2% 92% 6.8 times less than ShiitakeShiitake
Zinc 1.16mg 11% 50% 5.4 times less than BeefBeef
Phosphorus 158mg 23% 51% 1.2 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Sodium 84mg 4% 52% 5.8 times less than White BreadWhite Bread
Vitamin A 445IU 9% 25% 37.5 times less than CarrotCarrot
Vitamin A RAE 120µg 13% 27%
Vitamin E 0.11mg 1% 85% 13.3 times less than KiwifruitKiwifruit
Selenium 14.5µg 26% 54%
Manganese 0.01mg 0% 95%
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 1% 91% 20.5 times less than Pea rawPea raw
Vitamin B2 0.2mg 15% 47% 1.5 times more than AvocadoAvocado
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 1% 91% 92 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.21mg 4% 80% 5.3 times less than Sunflower seedSunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 3% 81% 2.8 times less than OatOat
Vitamin B12 0.34µg 14% 54% 2.1 times less than PorkPork
Vitamin K 1.1µg 1% 77% 92.4 times less than BroccoliBroccoli
Folate 12µg 3% 57% 5.1 times less than Brussels sproutBrussels sprout
Saturated Fat 8.3g 41% 15% 1.4 times more than BeefBeef
Monounsaturated Fat 3.63g N/A 39% 2.7 times less than AvocadoAvocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0.39g N/A 67% 122.5 times less than WalnutWalnut
Tryptophan 0.13mg 0% 75% 2.4 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Threonine 0.52mg 0% 72% 1.4 times less than BeefBeef
Isoleucine 0.59mg 0% 72% 1.6 times less than Salmon rawSalmon raw
Leucine 1.22mg 0% 70% 2 times less than Tuna BluefinTuna Bluefin
Lysine 1.34mg 0% 68% 3 times more than TofuTofu
Methionine 0.28mg 0% 72% 2.9 times more than QuinoaQuinoa
Phenylalanine 0.56mg 0% 73% 1.2 times less than EggEgg
Valine 0.69mg 0% 72% 2.9 times less than Soybean rawSoybean raw
Histidine 0.46mg 0% 69% 1.6 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon
Omega-3 - DHA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
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%

*
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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Ricotta nutrition infographic

Ricotta nutrition infographic
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References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. 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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