Calories in Cheddar Cheese, Nutrition Facts and Benefits

How many calories in Cheddar cheese? See below, the Cheddar cheese calories for the different serving sizes. We provide you with Cheddar cheese nutrition facts and the health benefits of Cheddar cheese to help you lose weight and eat a healthy diet.

Cheddar is a hard yellow cheese – the longer it is left to ripen and mature, the stronger it becomes. If you are on a weight loss diet, cheese generally is a treat as it is high in saturated fat. If you must have cheese, try and seek out the low fat varieties.

Enjoy losing weight with our Cheddar cheese recipes below 

However, Cheddar provides an excellent source of vitamin A and protein. It also contains vitamins B1-B3, B5, B6, B9 (folate), B12, D, K, beta-carotene, calcium and phosphorus.
Cheddar cheese, given its calcium content, contributes to strong bones, healthy teeth and is believed to help prevent osteoporosis. Other Cheddar cheese benefits are thought to include protection against gout, a common form of arthritis.

Calories in Cheddar Cheese, Cheddar Cheese Calories, Cheddar Cheese Nutrition

Cheese in general contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Studies of CLA have shown that it helps with weight loss. Whilst we don’t generally recommend supplements as we believe all nutrients and vitamins should come from eating healthily, this is one supplement you may want to consider if you are giving up cheese as part of your weight loss program.

Compare calories in Cheddar cheese with the other calories in cheese and dairy products.

Calories in Cheddar Cheese

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Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams408 kcal (1684 kJ)
1 cup, diced, 132 grams532 kcal (2223 kJ)
1 cup, melted, 244 grams983 kcal (4109 kJ)
1 cup, shredded, 113 grams455 kcal (1903 kJ)
1 oz, 28.35 grams114 kcal (477 kJ)
1 cubic inch, 17 grams69 kcal (286 kJ)
1 slice (1 oz), 28 grams113 kcal (472 kJ)

Calories in Cheddar Cheese, Low Fat

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Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams173 kcal (724 kJ)
1 cup, diced, 132 grams228 kcal (956 kJ)
1 cup, shredded, 113 grams195 kcal (818 kJ)
1 oz, 28.35 grams49 kcal (205 kJ)
1 cubic inch, 17 grams29 kcal (123 kJ)
1 slice (1 oz), 28 grams48 kcal (203 kJ)

Cheddar Cheese Nutritional Information

Cheese, Cheddar
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Water36.75 g
Energy1684 kJ (403 kcal)
Protein24.90 g
Carbohydrates1.28 g
Sugars0.52 g
Total Fat:33.14 g
saturated fat21.092 g
monounsaturated fat9.391 g
polyunsaturated fat0.942 g
Cholesterol105 mg
Calcium, Ca721 mg (72 %)
Iron, Fe0.68 mg (4 %)
Magnesium, Mg28 mg (7 %)
Phosphorus, P512 mg (51 %)
Potassium, K98 mg (2 %)
Zinc, Zn3.11 mg (21 %)
Copper, Cu0.031 mg (1.6 %)
Manganese, Mn0.010 mg (0.5 %)
Selenium, Se13.9 mcg (20 %)
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.027 mg (2 %)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.375 mg (22 %)
Niacin (Vit. B3)0.080 mg (0.4 %)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.413 mg (4 %)
Vitamin B60.074 mg (4 %)
Folate (Vit. B9)18 mcg (5 %)
Vitamin B120.83 mcg (14 %)
Vitamin A1002 IU (20 %)
Vitamin E0.29 mg (1.5 %)
Vitamin D24 IU (6 %)
Vitamin K2.8 mcg (3.5 %)
Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko

Cheddar Cheese Recipes

Shrimp and Cheese Omelette

Seafood Omelette with Prawns and Cheddar Cheese

This yummy omelette recipe takes 25 min from start to finish. It is high in protein, low in calories (254 kcal), low in carbohydrates (1g of net carbs), low GI and low in sodium. It is gluten free and diabetes appropriate.

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