Calories in Roquefort Cheese, Roquefort Nutrition Facts
How many calories in Roquefort cheese? See below, the Roquefort cheese calories for the different serving sizes. We provide you with Roquefort cheese nutrition facts and the health benefits of Roquefort cheese to help you lose weight and eat a healthy diet.
Roquefort cheese is a blue/green veined white cheese, made from sheep’s milk. It can only be made in a specific region in France. The veins are from a bacteria, Penicillium Roqueforti, similar to other blue cheeses.
Roquefort is high in protein, but also high in fat and sodium, so should be avoided is on a weight loss diet and also if you daily salt intake is quite high from other foods. Maybe just crumble a little over a salad as a treat, as it is delicious. Roquefort also provides a good source of vitamins A, B1-B3, B5, B6, B12, calcium (twice as much as cheese from cow’s milk), phosphorus, potassium, and selenium.
It is great for health bones and teeth, given its high calcium content.
Other Roquefort benefits include ease of digestion as it’s considered
sheep’s milk is more acceptable to our digestive system than cow’s milk.
Compare calories in Roquefort cheese with the other calories in cheese and dairy products.
Calories in Roquefort Cheese
|Serving Size||Calories per Serving|
|100 grams||369 kcal (1544 kJ)|
|1 oz, 28.35 grams||105 kcal (438 kJ)|
|1 package (3 oz), 85 grams||314 kcal (1312 kJ)|
Roquefort Cheese Nutritional Information
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
|Energy||1544 kJ (369 kcal)|
|Total Fat:||30.64 g|
| saturated fat||19.263 g|
| monounsaturated fat||8.474 g|
| polyunsaturated fat||1.320 g|
|Calcium, Ca||662 mg (66 %)|
|Iron, Fe||0.56 mg (3 %)|
|Magnesium, Mg||30 mg (8 %)|
|Phosphorus, P||392 mg (39 %)|
|Potassium, K||91 mg (2 %)|
|Sodium, Na||1809 mg (79 %)|
|Zinc, Zn||2.08 mg (14 %)|
|Copper, Cu||0.034 mg (1.7 %)|
|Manganese, Mn||0.030 mg (1.5 %)|
|Selenium, Se||14.5 mcg (21 %)|
|Thiamine (Vit. B1)||0.040 mg (2.6 %)|
|Riboflavin (Vit. B2)||0.586 mg (34 %)|
|Niacin (Vit. B3)||0.734 mg (4 %)|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||1.731 mg (17 %)|
|Vitamin B6||0.124 mg (6 %)|
|Folate (Vit. B9)||49 mcg (12 %)|
|Vitamin B12||0.64 mcg (11 %)|
|Vitamin A||1047 IU (21 %)|
|Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Author: Lana Soko
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