20 Cheeses High in Protein
List of High Protein Cheese
|#1 Low Fat Cottage Cheese||per 1/2 cup||24% DV|
|#2 Grated Parmesan||per oz||20% DV|
|#3 Ricotta||per 1/2 cup||19% DV|
|#4 Romano||per oz||18% DV|
|#5 Non-Fat Cheddar||per oz||18% DV|
|#6 Hard Goat Cheese||per oz||17% DV|
|#7 Gruyere||per oz||17% DV|
|#8 Low-Fat Monterey||per oz||16% DV|
|#9 Swiss Cheese||per oz||15% DV|
|#10 Fontina||per oz||15% DV|
|#11 Provolone||per oz||15% DV|
|#12 Edam||per oz||14% DV|
|#13 Gouda||per oz||14% DV|
|#14 Tilsit||per oz||14% DV|
|#15 Low-Fat Muenster||per oz||14% DV|
|#16 Low-Fat Mozzarella||per oz||14% DV|
|#17 Port De Salut Cheese||per oz||14% DV|
|#18 Colby||per oz||13% DV|
|#19 Blue Cheese||per oz||12% DV|
|#20 Brie||per oz||12% DV|
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- Daily Value (%DV) - The %DV is a general guideline for everyone and accounts for absorption factors. It is the most common target in the U.S. and is the target on the nutrition labels of most products. It is set by the U.S. FDA.
- Reference Dietary Intake (%RDI) - The Reference Dietary Intake (RDI) is a customized target accounting for age and gender. It is set by the U.S. Institute of Medicine. The RDI for amino acids is set by the U.N. World Health Organization. The daily value (%DV) builds on the reference dietary intake to create a number for everyone.
- Adequate Intake (%AI) - Sets a target for Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats. The Adequate Intake is also set by the U.S. Institute of Medicine. It represents a number to ensure adequacy but lacks the same level of evidence as the Reference Dietary Intake. In short, the number is less accurate than the RDI.
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From the Nutrient Ranking Tool
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