The Calories in Sharp Cheddar Cheese

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Cheddar is an off-white to yellowish colored cheese that originated in the village of Cheddar in England. What distinguishes mild cheddar from sharp or even extra sharp is the amount of certain compounds added to the cheese during processing.

Calories

Calorie information for sharp cheddar cheese can vary based on how the cheese is prepared. The USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory reports that 1 oz. of ordinary cheddar, which includes sharp and mild cheese, is 113 calories. One popular supermarket brand of sharp cheddar, available in a 16-oz. package, has 120 calories per 1-oz. serving.

Calories from Fat

Sharp cheddar contains 82 calories from fat, which is more than half of all the calories in one serving of cheese. Eating too many calories can lead to weight gain and obesity.

Considerations

There are about 9 g of fat in a 1 oz. serving of sharp cheddar cheese. That amounts to 14 percent of the recommended daily allowance of fat based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

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