Cottage cheese is a made from cow's milk that is first heated, then mixed with acidic bacteria that curdles the milk. The curd is then broken up and mixed with more water to form the cheese, which is sold fresh.
A 1/2-cup serving of cottage cheese weighs 105 g, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Within that serving, 12 g are proteins, 4 g are carbohydrates, and around 3 g are fats. Water and other nutrients make up the remaining portion.
The USDA also notes that a 1/2-cup portion of cottage cheese contains a total of 88 calories. Proteins make up 48 calories within the serving. Fats comprise approximately 25 calories and carbohydrates deliver around 15 calories.
Total Caloric Intake
A 1-cup serving of cottage cheese can provide just over four percent of the daily recommended caloric intake for the average adult. This percentage is based on a typical 2,000 calorie per day diet.
Cottage cheese also delivers several important vitamins, including vitamins A, B6, B12, folate, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and thiamin. Dietary minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, magnesium and selenium, are also available from cottage cheese.
How Many Calories are in Cheese Lasagna?
The Calories in Garbanzo Beans
How Many Calories in One Piece of ...
Is Soy Milk Casein-Free?
Calories in One Slice Provolone Cheese
How to Freeze Empanadas
The Average Weight of a Boiled Egg
Calories of Tuna in Sunflower Oil
How to Blanch Kale for Freezing
Tea Tree Oil as a Natural Remedy for ...
Calories in Cheese Cubes
How Many Calories Are in Butternut ...
How Long Does Banana Bread Stay Fresh?
How Fast Does Cooked Spaghetti Squash ...
How Long Do Shucked Oysters Stay Fresh?
Calories in Wild Alaskan Salmon
The Calcium Content of Spirulina
Can You Make Dumplings With Corn Starch?
How to Blanch Tomatillos
How to Heal an Inflamed Bikini Area
In Jacksonville, Fla., Frank Whittemore is a content strategist with over a decade of experience as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy and a licensed paramedic. He has over 15 years experience writing for several Fortune 500 companies. Whittemore writes on topics in medicine, nature, science, technology, the arts, cuisine, travel and sports.