Feta is a white, creamy cheese very rich in nutrients and an excellent source of calcium. It can be served as an appetizer or as a filling, or even in dessert recipes.
Originally, feta cheese comes from Greece, and it is made from cow’s, goat’s or sheep’s milk; the latter has the strongest flavor.
One serving of feta cheese (about 28 g) contains the following nutrients:
- 74 calories;
- 6 g fat;
- 260 µg sodium;
- 1.2 g carbohydrate;
- 4 g protein;
- 1 g sugar;
- 0.2 µg riboflavin / vitamin B2;
- 140 µg calcium;
- 94 µg phosphorus;
- 0.1 µg vitamin B6;
- 4.2 µg selenium;
The health benefits of feta
Its high calcium content strengthens bones and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
The probiotic content of feta promotes the proper functioning of the stomach and intestines, and is a great remedy for diarrhea. In addition, it can relieve urinary and vaginal infections.
because of its rich vitamin B12 content, feta can also help with anemia, while thanks to its vitamin B2 content it can relieve headaches and migraine complaints.