Cheese, Ricotta, Whole Milk

Serving Size 1/2 cup

Nutritional Value and Analysis

Cheese, Ricotta, Whole Milk with a serving size of 1/2 cup has a total of 215.76 calories with 16.1 grams of fat. The serving size is equivalent to 124 grams of food and contains 144.9 calories from fat. This item is classified as dairy and egg products foods.

This food is a good source of selenium, tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, valine and histidine but is high in saturated fats. Cheese, Ricotta, Whole Milk is a high fat food because 67.16% of the total calories in this serving come from fat. Consume less than 10 percent of calories per day from saturated fats.

Selenium 33% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 33% of the recommended daily needs of selenium.

Tryptophan 48% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 48% of the recommended daily needs of tryptophan.

Threonine 49% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 49% of the recommended daily needs of threonine.

Isoleucine 59% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 59% of the recommended daily needs of isoleucine.

Leucine 54% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 54% of the recommended daily needs of leucine.

Lysine 67% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 67% of the recommended daily needs of lysine.

Phenylalanine 32% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 32% of the recommended daily needs of phenylalanine.

Tyrosine 30% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 30% of the recommended daily needs of tyrosine.

Valine 55% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 55% of the recommended daily needs of valine.

Histidine 63% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 63% of the recommended daily needs of histidine.

Saturated Fats 51% of DV

A serving of 124 grams of cheese, ricotta, whole milk has 51% of the recommended daily intake of saturated fats.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup (124 g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 215.76 Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.1g 25%
Saturated Fat 10.3g 51%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 63.2mg 21%
Sodium 104.2mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3.8g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20% Iron 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


NutrientAmountDV %
Vitamin A551.8 IU11%
Vitamin A, RAE148.8 µg17%
Alpha Carotene0 µg-
Beta Carotene40.92 µg-
Beta Cryptoxanthin0 µg-
Lutein + zeaxanthin0 µg-
Lycopene0 µg-
Vitamin B-120.42 µg18%
Vitamin B-60.05 mg3%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin D12.4 IU3%
→ Vitamin D30.25 µg-
Vitamin E0.14 mg1%
Vitamin K1.36 µg1%

Vitamins are organic compounds required by your body to grow and develop normally. A balanced diet with a variety of foods is the best way to get the 13 different vitamins that your body requires.


NutrientAmountDV %
Carbohydrate3.77 g1%
Sugars0.33 g1%
Fiber0 g0%

Carbohydrates, also known as carbs, saccharides, sugars or starches are the most abundant food source and a key form of energy for your body. Once ingested your body transforms carbohydrates into glucose which is used by your body as an energy source for your cells, tissues and organs.

Fats & Fatty Acids

NutrientAmountDV %
Fat16.1 g25%
Saturated Fats10.29 g51%
→ Butyric Acid0.71 g-
→ Caproic Acid0.12 g-
→ Caprylic Acid0.15 g-
→ Capric Acid0.28 g-
→ Lauric Acid0.2 g-
→ Myristic Acid1.69 g-
→ Palmitic Acid5.03 g-
→ Stearic Acid1.59 g-
Monounsaturated Fats4.5 g-
→ Palmitoleic Acid0.66 g-
→ Oleic Acid 3.56 g-
→ Gadoleic Acid0 g-
→ Erucic Acid0 g-
Polyunsaturated Fats0.48 g-
→ Linolenic Acid (18:2)0.34 g-
→ Linolenic Acid (18:3)0.14 g-
→ Parinaric Acid0 g-
→ Arachidonic Acid0 g-
→ Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)0 g-
→ Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA)0 g-
→ Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0 g-

Fat is important in your diet because it gives you energy and helps your body absorb vitamins. Fat is stored in your body in the form of fatty acids. Fatty acids are classified in three different types or families: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.

Proteins & Amino Acids

NutrientAmountDV %
Protein13.96 g27%
→ Alanine0.62 g-
→ Arginine0.78 g-
→ Aspartic acid1.23 g-
→ Cystine0.12 g-
→ Glutamic acid3.03 g-
→ Glycine0.37 g-
→ Histidine0.57 g63%
→ Isoleucine0.73 g59%
→ Leucine1.51 g54%
→ Lysine1.66 g67%
→ Methionine0.35 g28%
→ Phenylalanine0.69 g32%
→ Proline1.32 g-
→ Serine0.71 g-
→ Threonine0.64 g49%
→ Tryptophan0.16 g48%
→ Tyrosine0.73 g30%
→ Valine0.86 g55%

Proteins are present in every cell of your body and are crucial to build and maintain your bones, muscles and skin. Sources of proteins include meat, dairy products, nuts, beans and some grains. It is important to eat foods with the appropriate amount of dietary protein every day because your body does not store protein in the same way fats and carbohydrates are stored.


NutrientAmountDV %
Calcium256.68 mg20%
Copper0.03 mg3%
Iron0.47 mg3%
Magnesium13.64 mg3%
Manganese0.01 mg0%
Phosphorus195.92 mg16%
Potassium130.2 mg3%
Selenium17.98 µg33%
Sodium104.16 mg4%
Zinc1.44 mg13%

Minerals are chemical elements required by your body to grow and stay healthy. There are two kinds of minerals: macrominerals and trace minerals. Macrominerals are needed by your body needs in larger amounts, while trace minerals are needed by your body in small amounts.


NutrientAmountDV %
Cholesterol63.24 mg21%

Cholesterol is a fat like chemical compound that your body requires to build cell membranes and to produce vitamin D and hormones like estrogen and testosterone. Although your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, this nutrient is commonly found in foods like meat, eggs and cheese.


NutrientAmountDV %
Alcohol0 g-
Ash1.26 g-
Caffeine0 mg-
Theobromine0 mg-
Water88.91 g-

Calories Burn off Time

How long would it take to burn off Cheese, Ricotta, Whole Milk with 215.76calories? A brisk walk for 47 minutes, jogging for 22 minutes, or hiking for 36 minutes will help your burn off the calories in cheese, ricotta, whole milk.

Burn off time varies based on your weight, physical activity and exercise intensity. The following physical activity table contains an estimated burn off time for a person weighting 154 lbs.

Physical ActivityBurn Off Time
Bicycling - 10 mph or less45 minutes
Dancing39 minutes
Golfing39 minutes
Hiking36 minutes
Light Gardening39 minutes
Stretching72 minutes
Walking - 3.5 mph47 minutes
Weight Training - light workout60 minutes
Aerobics27 minutes
Basketball30 minutes
Bicycling - 10 mph or more22 minutes
Running - 5 mph22 minutes
Swimming25 minutes
Walking - 4.5 mph28 minutes
Weight Training - vigorous workout30 minutes
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Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Factors like age, gender and level of physical activity may affect your daily required values.
Nutrition data based on the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.
The editorial opinions regarding food value or quality in this website are given without warranty, and are not intended to replace medical advice or a nutritionist guidance.

Dietary Recommendations

A healthy eating pattern that accounts for all foods and beverages within an appropriate calorie level could help achieve and maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Healthy eating habits include the following:

  • Vegetables from all subgroups, including dark, green, red and orange vegetables and also beans and peas
  • A variety of whole fruits
  • Grains with at least half of which are whole grains
  • Low or fat free dairy products, including milk, yogurt, cheese and/or fortified soy beverages
  • Protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs and nuts
  • Oils with limited amounts of saturated fats and trans fats, added sugars, and sodium