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When goodness is good for you

Our cheese is truly an ideal food for everyone. Thanks to its outstanding contribution to energy and its high quality nutritional content, Grana Padano PDO is highly recommended during weaning and adolescence, and for adults, pregnant women, practitioners of sport and the elderly.

Proteins

Grana Padano PDO features a high-value biological protein content, and provides a supply of amino acids beneficial to bodily movement, especially at a muscular level: this makes it highly recommended for sportspeople.
Grana Padano DOP contains milk proteins which have been greatly concentrated, due to the long ageing, and improved from a nutritional viewpoint.

Furthermore, recent important scientific studies have highlighted that 12-month matured Grana Padano PDO is proven to help in the treatment of hypertension, reducing and often normalising blood pressure in subjects with high blood pressure problems.
Grana Padano PDO has been shown to contain various protein fragments - bioactive oligopeptides - that are capable of modulating the physiological functions of the body. Among these, 2 tripeptides, in particular (VPP and IVP), have shown a favourable vasodilator effect (lowering blood pressure), due to the inhibition of a particular enzyme (the angiotensin-converting enzyme). These act in exactly the same way as the more common (and effective) hypertension drugs (the ACE inhibitors).

Grana Padano PDO is above all a great source of calcium: a fundamental substance because it plays a crucial role in the processes of nerve conduction, muscle contraction and cell permeability: 50 g of Grana Padano cheese provides 50% of the recommended daily calcium needed for adults between the ages of 18 and 60.

Mineral salts

Grana Padano also supplies an elevated amount of mineral salts:
  • Iodine, essential for the thyroid
  • Selenium, which helps fight free radicals
  • Magnesium, for the development and maintenance of the bone structure and to stimulate muscles and nerves
  • Phosphorus, for the proper functioning of brain cells and the strengthening of teeth and bones

Vitamins

Grana Padano PDO is a rich source of vitamin B12, which contributes to the normal function of the nervous system and to reduce tiredness and fatigue: 50 g covers more than 75% of an adult's daily needs.
It also contains vitamins A and B2, excellent for healthy teeth and bones.

Fats: few but good

Over 30% of the fats contained in Grana Padano PDO are unsaturated, while the cholesterol content is roughly 50 mg per 50 g of product.

High digestibility, rapid assimilation

Due to the maturing process, 20% of the proteins are transformed into free amino acids, which facilitate digestion.
 
Grana Padano PDO cheese can be considered naturally lactose free, since its processing methods and long ageing cause this milk sugar, present in raw milk, to be hydrolysed or in any case removed from the lactic fermentation phase.
Therefore, Grana Padano PDO can be eaten by lactose intolerant people.

Chemical characteristics of Grana Padano DOP cheese
Composition Unità Media
Magnesio kJkcal 1654398
Water g 32
Total proteins g 33
Total amino acids g 6.0
Fat     g 29
SATURATED fat     g 18
MONOUNSATURATED fat     g 7.4
POLYUNSATURATED fat g 1.1
Cholesterol     mg 98.3
Sugar (carbohydrates) g 0
Fibre g 0
Calcium  mg 1165.0
Phosphorus  mg 692.0
Calcium / phosphorous ratio   1.7
Salt g 1.5
Potassium mg 120.0
Composition Unit Average
Magnesium mg 63,0
Zinc mg 11,0
Copper mg 0,5
Iron mg 0,14
Iodine pg 35,5
Selenium pg 12
Vitamin A pg 224,0
Vitamin B1 mg 0,02
Vitamin B2 mg 0,36
Vitamin B6 mg 0,12
Vitamin B12 pg 3,0
Vitamin D3 pg 0,5
Vitamin PP mg 0,003
Vitamin E mg 0,206
Pantothenic acid mg 0,246
Choline mg 20,0
Biotin pg 6,0
Energia Kj
kcal
1654
398

Did you know?

  • It takes roughly 15 litres of milk to make 1 kg of Grana Padano PDO.
  • Each vat used to make Grana Padano cheese contains roughly 1.000 litres of milk.
  • 30 g of Grana Padano contain the nutritional values of around half a litre (1 pint) of milk.
  • The average cholesterol content in 50 g of Grana Padano DOP is roughly 50 mg.
  • 50 g of Grana Padano contains over 600 mg of calcium.
  • Grana Padano is lactose-free* due to its production characteristics and long ageing, making it suitable in a lactose-free diet.
  • Grana Padano is also gluten-free.
  • It can be grated onto pasta or rice, or on in sauces, dressings or soups, instead of salt.
  • Ideal as a healthy snack, in small chunks of 10/15 grammes, together with some fruit and a little bread, preferably wholemeal.
* Galactose content of less than 10mg per 100g of Grana Padano PDO

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