Nutritional values and calories
Thanks to its raw materials, Grana Padano has great nutritional qualities.
Grana Padano’s versatility allows it to adapt to various dietary needs.
Every bite of Grana Padano provides the perfect blend of nutrients.
Contains proteins with high biological value
Just one portion of Grana Padano contains a high concentration of proteins: Leucine, Lysine, Phenylalanine and Tyrosine, to name a few. Additionally, being a dairy product, Grana Padano supplies the same protein input as milk, but in a concentrated form. This means that 60g of Grana Padano contain the same amount of nutrients found in 1 litre of milk.
Essential mineral salts
Eating Grana Padano regularly will boost your daily intake of mineral salts which form a vital part of a balanced diet, such as zinc, copper and phosphorus but, most importantly, calcium: a 50g portion contains 580mg of this mineral, important for the development of strong bones.
Vitamins, essential for a healthy diet.
It is also an important source of A and B2 vitamins: the average percentage equals to a third of the RDA fixed by EU. In addition, a 50g portion will supply 75% of the daily amount of B12 vitamin recommended for an adult.
Fats: a small amount is good
Technically, Grana Padano is a semi-fat cheese, meaning it is made from partially skimmed milk. A 50g portion contains approximately 30% fat. It is mostly “good” unsaturated fat, providing half of the daily percentage recommended.
And the sugars?
Grana Padano is completely carbohydrate-free and can be considered virtually lactose-free due to the long ageing period, which is why it is perfectly suited for people who suffer from lactose intolerance.
|1 portion of Grana Padano= 196 Kcal (50gr)
||100 g of Grana Padano = 392 Kcal
|50 g of Grana Padano= 75% of RDA for Vitamin B12
|Grana Padano is highly digestible
||Thanks to its protein composition consisting of 20% free-form amino acids, Grana Padano is highly digestible.
Infact, the ageing process helps the breakdown of part of the proteins found in the original ingredients.
This helps the assimilation of the substances during digestion.
|50 g of Grana Padano = 60% of an adult RDA for calcium
|Grana Padano is naturally lactose-free
||That is why it is suitable for those who suffer from lactose intolerance. It contains less than 10mg/100g galactose.
|50 g of Grana Padano = only 54,5 mg of cholesterol
|60 g of Grana Padano = nutrients of 1 litre of milk