The Consumer Education Project of Milk SA

Is processed cheese healthy?

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The composition of processed cheese varies in protein, fat, and sodium content from normal Cheddar or Gouda.

Processed cheese offers convenience and is a quick nutritious option for sandwiches. Cheese spreads and slices are healthier options than many other bread spreads.

Processed cheese spreadPer 100 gPer 40 g
Energy911,3 kJ364,5 kJ
Protein9,6 g3,8 g
Carbohydrates6,5 g2,6 g
Total fats17 g6,9 g
Of which saturated fats14 g5,6 g
Sodium961,8 mg384,7 mg
Calcium335,9 mg134,3 mg
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