Healthy Eating with Lamagna Ricotta Cheese
Many other ricotta’s include whey, xanthan, locust bean gum, Guar Gum (stabilizer). At Lamagna, we keep our Ricotta ingredients simple and healthy: Milk, Vinegar, Salt. No additives or preservatives. It is ALL MILK and healthy for you!
- Made from the freshest Pennsylvania Milk.
- All milk based – No whey.
- No stabilizers to bind water (gums, starch or Carrageenan).
Only three simple ingredients: milk, vinegar and salt…never any additives or preservatives. And Lamagna Ricotta Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium.
For an even healthier option, try our Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
Ricotta has less sugar and carbohydrates than Greek yogurt. Packed with protein, calcium, omega fatty acids and minerals, check out these healthy facts:
One half cup serving of whole milk ricotta cheese has 14 g of protein. This is 28 percent of your daily value of protein, which will help to build muscle.
Calcium is needed for strong bones, and is found in all dairy products. Ricotta cheese is no exception. A half cup serving has 257 mg of calcium, or 26 percent of your daily recommended value.
Omega Fatty Acids
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are known for helping to prevent heart disease and cancer, and are healthy for the body. Ricotta cheese has 139 mg of omega-3 fatty acids and 339 mg of omega-6 fatty acids per half cup serving.
One half cup serving of ricotta is a great source of phosphorus (20%), zinc (10%) and selenium (26%).
The South Beach Diet recommends Part Skim Ricotta Cheese and, because of its sweet flavor, is a great ingredient in dessert recipe. Visit the official website to learn more about cheese and healthy eating. www.southbeachdiet.com/diet/learn-about-cheese