Ricotta cheese

Find out how many calories are in ricotta cheese

If you want to know how many calories are in ricotta cheese, then you have certainly come to the right page. This is a simple guide to both the nutrition facts and calories found in ricotta cheese, as well as an explanation as to whether it is good for you or not. We use examples for ricotta made with both whole and skimmed milk.

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Ricotta cheese calories - whole milk

Let's first of all take a look at ricotta cheese made with whole milk

  • In 100 g of ricotta cheese made with whole milk there are 174 cal.
  • In 1 oz of ricotta cheese made with whole milk there are 49 cal.

Calories in ricotta cheese - partially skimmed milk

Now we focus on the ricotta made with partly skimmed milk

  • In 100 g of ricotta cheese made with partly skim milk there are 138 cal.
  • In 1 oz of ricotta cheese made with partly skim milk there are 39 cal.

We hope that you have found what you were looking for in relation to the calories ricotta cheese contains. If you want to find out about the nutritional benefits of this popular cheese please see the following section.

Check out these ricotta cheese nutrition facts

The following ricotta cheese nutrition facts are based upon 3.5 oz / 100 g of ricotta made with part skim milk.

Vitamins in ricotta cheese

  • A - 384 IU
  • B1 (Thiamin) - 0.0 milligrams
  • B2 (Riboflavin) - 0.2 milligrams (11% of your recommended daily intake)
  • B3 (Niacin) - 0.1 milligrams
  • B5 (Pantothenic acid) - 0.2 milligrams
  • B6 - 0.0 milligrams (21% of your RDI)
  • B9 (Folate) - 13.0 micrograms
  • B12 - 0.3 micrograms
  • C - 0.0 milligrams
  • E - 0.1 milligrams
  • K - 0.7 micrograms
  • Choline - 17.5 milligrams

Minerals in ricotta cheese

  • Calcium - 272 milligrams (a massive 27% of your RDI)
  • Iron - 0.4 milligrams
  • Magnesium - 15.0 milligrams
  • Phosphorus - 183.0 milligrams (18% of the total needed in one day)
  • Potassium - 125.0 milligrams
  • Sodium - 125.0 milligrams
  • Manganese - 0.0 milligrams
  • Zinc - 1.3 milligrams (26% of your RDI)
  • Copper - 0.0 milligrams (12% of the total required in a day)
  • Selenium - 16.7 micrograms (a notable 24% of your recommended daily allowance)
  • Protein - 11.4 g (23% of your RDI)
  • Cholesterol - 31.0 milligrams (10% of the total you should be consuming per day)
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.0 g
  • Carbohydrates - 5.1 g
  • Total fats - 7.9 g (of which 4.9 g is saturated fat)
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Water - 74.4 g

The RDA/RDI featured in this list applies to the average male adult and can vary due to age, gender and individual requirements of a nutrient due to medical reasons.

Find out loads more about these nutrients by checking out our vitamins and minerals in foods menu. We have a page for each one telling you exactly what positive contributions they make to your health, and highlighting which foods act as the best sources of them.

Is ricotta cheese good for you?

So is ricotta cheese good for you? You will find that any type of cheese has a high amount of cholesterol and saturated fat in it, and ricotta is no different here. However, it is actually lower in sodium than most other cheeses which makes it better for you. It is also a great source of calcium, selenium and phosphorus, as well as vitamin B2.

There are also not a great deal of calories in ricotta cheese, so that is another plus point.

It is definitely something that is good for you but it is in between other cheeses in that both the negatives and positives are less.

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