Provolone cheese originates from southern Italy, although the most important production region is currently northern Italy, according to the Italian Trade Commission. It’s a semi-hard cheese that’s aged for at least four months in a room with an open fire. This gives the cheese a distinctive smoky flavor. Provolone can be a very sharp cheese, depending on how long it’s aged.
NutritionData provides nutritional information for provolone cheese. The standard serving size is a single slice weighing about 1 oz., or 28g. The age of the provolone cheese doesn’t significantly affect its nutritional content.
A serving of provolone cheese contains 98 calories. This is 5 percent of the daily value, or DV, for total calories based on a diet of 2,000 calories per day. Fats account for about 65 calories, protein contributes 31 calories and carbohydrates account for the remaining 2 calories.
Provolone cheese contains a total of 7.5g of fat per serving, including 4.8g of saturated fat and 2.7g of unsaturated fat. A serving of provolone cheese provides 11 percent of the DV for total fat and 24 percent of the DV for saturated fat. Each serving of provolone cheese also contains 19.3mg of cholesterol. This provides 6 percent of the DV for cholesterol.
Protein and Carbohydrates
A serving of provolone cheese contains 7.2g of protein, which provides 14 percent of the DV for protein. It also has 0.6g of carbohydrates, including 0.2g of simple sugars. This provides less than 1 percent of the DV for carbohydrates.
Vitamins and Minerals
Provolone cheese contains 7 percent of the DV for vitamin B12, 5 percent of the DV for vitamin A and 5 percent of the DV for riboflavin. Mineral content in a serving of provolone cheese includes 21 percent of the DV for calcium, 14 percent of the DV for phosphorus and 10 percent of the DV for sodium.
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