Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese curd product with a mild flavor. In the past, it was known as "curds and whey". It is not aged. It is made not by pressing the cheese but by draining it, which allows some of the whey to stay which keeps the curds loose. An important step in the manufacturing process distinguishing cottage cheese from other fresh cheeses is the adding of a "dressing", usually cream, to the curd grains, which is responsible for most of the taste of the product.
Cottage cheese is low in food energy compared to some other types of cheese. As a result, it is popular among dieters and some health devotees. It can be used in a wide variety of foods such as yogurt, fruit, toast, granola, in salads, as a dip, and as a replacement for mayonnaise.
Cottage cheese Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Cottage cheese is 79.79% water, 3.38% carbohydrates, 11.12% protein, 0% dietary fiber, 1.41% ash and 4.3% fat. If you consume it will provide you with 0 grams of protein. That translates to 0 percent of the 46 grams of protein women should include in their daily diet and 0 percent of the 56 grams men need on a daily basis. That same in an amount measuring 100 grams (3.5 Oz), cottage cheese provides 412 kilojoules (98 kilocalories) of energy and is a modest source of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) (17.92% DV), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) (14.82% DV), and Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) (11.14% DV). This means that if you add cottage cheese in your diet it will help your body to maintain nerves health, form DNA, form RBCs and will be effective against rising of homocysteine levels in the bodyproliferation of the smooth vascular muscles which can block blood vesselsParkinson's disease. Furthermore it contains a considerable amount of Phosphorus and Sodium attaining 22.71% and 21% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz), respectively.