Ricotta Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 174

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 13g %19

Saturated Fat 8g %41

Trans Fat ~g

Cholesterol 51mg %0

Sodium 84mg %5

Total Carbohydrate 3g %1

Dietary Fiber 0g %0

Total Sugars 0g

Protein 11g

Vitamin D 10.0IU %1

Calcium 207.0mg %15

Iron 0.4mg %2

Potassium 105mg %2

Phosphorus 158.0mg %15

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in ricotta

Vitamin C 0.0mg %0

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.1mg %1

Vitamin E 0.1mg %1

Vitamin K 1.1µg %1

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.0mg %1

Vitamin D 10.0IU %2

Choline, total 17.5mg %3

Vitamin B6 0.0mg %3

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.2mg %4

Vitamin B12 0.3µg %14

Vitamin A 445.0IU %15

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2mg %15

Minerals in ricotta

Manganese 0.0mg %0

Iron 0.4mg %2

Copper 0.0mg %2

Magnesium 11.0mg %3

Potassium 105.0mg %3

Sodium 84.0mg %6

Zinc 1.2mg %8

Phosphorus 158.0mg %16

Calcium 207.0mg %16

Selenium 14.5µg %26

Amino Acids in ricotta

Cystine 0.1g %32

Valine 0.7g %35

Methionine 0.3g %36

Isoleucine 0.6g %39

Tryptophan 0.1g %42

Leucine 1.2g %42

Threonine 0.5g %46

Phenylalanine 0.6g %59

Lysine 1.3g %59

Histidine 0.5g %61

Tyrosine 0.6g %63

Fatty Acids in ricotta

DHA 0.00g %0

EPA 0.00g %0

DPA 0.00g %0

Omega-3 0.00g %0

"~" is missing data | Data Source

Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of ricotta is 0.0/100 which makes it a low quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Ricotta has a complete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Valine 39 63
Isoleucine 30 54
Tryptophan 6 11
Leucine 59 111
Threonine 23 47
Lysine 45 122
Histidine 15 42
Met+Cys 22 35
Phe+Tyr 30 104

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in ricotta is 2.5 which makes it a low P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of ricotta is 1.7 which makes it a medium energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in ricotta as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for ricotta is 14/100 low).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for ricotta

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 N/A <4
Zinc:Copper 55.24 <12
Potassium:Sodium 1.25 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 18.82 <2
Iron:Copper 19.05 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 1.31 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 48%

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This food is not insulinogenic with high insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

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