The health benefits of feta cheese
Most likely, the delicious feta cheese is one of the oldest cheeses in the world and still no one gets tired of it – on the contrary, Mediterranean sheep cheese is gaining in popularity.
In ancient Greece, the people offered feta cheese to their Gods, whereas nowadays feta cheese can be bought in almost any supermarket and for many good reasons. This soft cheese has stolen the hearts of connoisseurs as well as health-conscious people.
The 20% fat percentage of the brine sheep cheese isn’t low in calories, however high on health benefits which definitely speak for integrated feta cheese in nutrition plans.
Sheep cheese - a good supplier for trace elements and vitamins
Due to its protein content of ca. 19% is an excellent protein supplier. On top, the low cholesterol level ensures the sheep cheese to be a perfect companion for health-aware people.
Sheep cheese is an ideal supplier for sodium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iron. Per 100 grams of feta cheese 500 mg calcium and 400 mg of phosphorus can be taken in, supporting blood clotting, the nervous system and strengthening of bones and teeth.
Vitamins A, E and B are necessary for a healthy diet and delicious feta cheese has a high concentration of them. Additionally to these vitamins especially vitamin B13, also known as orotic acid, is especially emphasized. Vitamin B13 strengthens the immune system and supports regenerating cellular tissue. Furthermore, it affects the heart and the liver positively. Due to lactic acid bacteria, feta cheese is both tolerated particularly well and additionnaly good for the intestines. This Mediterranean delicacy is therefore not without reason a popular dish for all ages.
Application tips for a healthy diet
The field of application for feta cheese has no limits.
Whether as spicy oven cheese with tomatoes, peppers and a little olive oil, as a side dish to vegetables and meat, in appetizing salads such as couscous salad or asparagus salad, or as a tasty and substantial spread. The preparation of sheep cheese is simple, flexible and always a treat.
The nutritional recommendation for sheep cheese, like our feta cheese, is twice a week in a normal diet plan.
Average nutrition facts of feta cheese per 100 grams
|Fat||16 - 45 g|