How well do you know your favourite cheese?

Whether you want more cal­cium or watch­ing your weight, there’s a type of cheese to suit you

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - Contents -

Ade­li­cious cheese­board is al­ways wel­come – whether it’s served with drinks or af­ter a meal. And a quick look at the su­per­mar­kets or gourmet stores will show there’s a grow­ing range of choices. But what’s the best way to strike a healthy bal­ance? And what are the nu­tri­tional dif­fer­ences be­tween va­ri­eties?

Cheese Es­sen­tials

The level of es­sen­tial nutri­ents in cheese varies de­pend­ing on the type of milk used and the pro­duc­tion meth­ods, but the ma­jor pos­i­tive play­ers in­clude cal­cium, pro­tein, zinc, phos­pho­rus, mag­ne­sium, vi­ta­min A, vi­ta­min B2 (ri­boflavin) and vi­ta­min B12.

What’s A Serve?

Two cheese slices or 40g counts as a serve of dairy. A sim­ple way to judge this is to eye up a match­box-sized por­tion, which is around 30g to 40g.

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