Interesting facts about Feta

Interesting facts about Feta

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Feta, Greece’s most famous cheese, is the healthiest cheese in the world

  • Feta is Greece’s most famous cheese and according to many recent reports from dieticians and doctors around the globe, it’s also the healthiest cheese option in the world.
  • Feta cheese is nutrient-rich, easier to digest and less in calories by far.
  • Feta cheese is a low-calorie, low-fat cheese, packed with nutrients, vitamins and probiotics.
  • One ounce (28 grams) of cheddar or parmesan contains more than 110 calories and 7 grams of fat, while 1 ounce of feta has only 74 calories and 6 grams of fat.
  • Additionally, it contains more calcium and B vitamins than other cheeses like mozzarella, ricotta or cottage cheese.
  • High in Nutrition, it includes significant protein; calcium; B-complex vitamins riboflavin, vitamin B6, B12, and pantothenic acid; vitamin A; iron; phosphorus; zinc; and many trace minerals (selenium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese).
  • Rich in calcium, Feta is great for bone health, as it increases peak bone mass, especially in children and teens into those in their 20s and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
  • As a rich source of calcium, Feta cheese allows you to take advantage of research suggesting that calcium (combined with vitamin D) helps protect the body against many diseases. The protein alpha-lactalbumin can be found in this Greek cheese as well, and when it binds to calcium and zinc ions, it has been suggested to have antibacterial and antitumor properties.
  • Packed with Probiotics, Feta provides you with helpful probiotics, which is the bacteria that lines your gut and a great option to get the right balance for your digestive system.
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