Ricotta is an Italian cheese make from the watery parts of the milk of cows, goats, sheep or Italian water buffalo. That are left over from making other cheeses menu. Ricotta has a creamy texture and is often describe as a lighter version of cottage cheese.
A 1-oz (28-g) serving of whole milk ricotta contains:
- Calories: 42
- Protein: 2 g
- Fat: 2.9 g
- Carbs: 2 g
- Sodium: 1.4% of the DV
- Calcium: 4.5% of the DV
The protein in ricotta cheese is mostly whey, a milk protein that contains all the essential amino acids that humans need to get from food UFABET
Whey is easily absorb and may promote muscle growth, help lower blood pressure and reduce high cholesterol levels.
One review of 22 studies in people with metabolic syndrome and relate conditions suggests. That supplementing with whey protein reduce levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and hemoglobin A1C, a marker of long-term blood sugar regulation.
However, this review focus on whey supplements rather than whey from dairy foods.
While ricotta may offer similar benefits, more research on whey from whole foods is need.
Ricotta cheese tastes delicious in salads, scramble eggs, pasta and lasagna. It can also be use as a base for creamy dips or serve with fruit for a sweet-and-salty snack.