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American Cheese Nutrition

Cheese is a food item that is loved by almost everyone out there. Want to know the American cheese nutrition? Here we have the details for you.

There are unlimited varieties of cheese available in the world. Every region has its favorite cheese. The cheese is appreciated for its creamy and stretchy texture. People combine the cheese with many other ingredients to make varieties of dishes out of it.

The cheese can make the best combo with every type of other food item. American cheese is a famous variety of cheese. It developed from cheddar cheese. It has a salty and mild taste. The American cheese is medium-firm in texture.

In this article we will let you know about American cheese nutrition, we will give you some health benefits that are associated with cheese-eating, and some other details about American cheese. 

American Cheese

American cheese is not a true cheese according to FDA. The American cheese is made by processing the cheered cheese. The American cheese is salty and has a medium-firm texture.

You can’t say the American cheese is a total fraud. There are only a few standards that are not fulfilled by American cheese. 

The American cheese although have a good nutritional profile. You can have fewer calories with the American cheese n comparison to the other cheese verities. You can use it in your diet days and can combine it with many of the dishes. This American cheese is the favorite of every American. 

American Cheese Nutrition

People are a little ambiguous about the nutrition of American cheese. American cheese doesn’t comply with the FDA standards of cheese. However, it is not a total fraud under the name of the cheese.

A 21-grams single slice of American cheese provides:

  • Calories: 66
  • Total Fat: 4.9g
    • Saturated Fat: 2.8g
    • Trans Fat: 0.2g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.3g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 1.8g
    • Sugar: 1.3g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Potassium: 59mg
  • Sodium: 275mg
  • Calcium: 22% of the Daily Value
  • Iron: 1% of the Daily Value
  • Zinc: 3.8% of the Daily Value
  • Vitamin A: 5.3% of the Daily Value
  • Vitamin C: 0% of the Daily Value
  • Vitamin D: 7% of the Daily Value


American cheese is not very rich in calories. You can have only 66 calories from a single serving (21g) of American cheese. In comparison to American cheese, many other verities of cheese will give even more than 66 calories from a single serving. 


American cheese is not rich in proteins like the other healthier cheese but it contains a reasonable amount of proteins. There are a total of 3.6 grams of protein in a single slice of the bright yellow American cheese.


The carbohydrates are 1.8 grams in a single serving of American cheese. These carbohydrates are there in the cheese and these come from the milk sugar, lactose. As cheese is a dairy product hence the lactose serves for its carbohydrate count. 


Sodium is somewhat a bad addition to the nutrition of American cheese. The American cheese is salty and this salt serves for the amount of sodium in the cheese. 


Like all other cheese, the American cheese is fatty too in its nature. The creamy characteristic texture of the cheese comes from the fats in it. There are 4.9 grams of fats available in a single slice of American cheese. The fat is the highest in amount among all other nutrition. Being a variety of cheese it should be high in fats. 

The overall nutritional profile says that American cheese is healthier than the other cheese verities. It is comparatively low in calories than the other cheese verities. 

Health benefits of having cheese

Cheese is high in calories and saturated fats still can provide many health benefits. These are some health benefits that you can have by having cheese. These health benefits are described below. 

  • In addition to fats and proteins, real cheese is good in calcium also. By eating cheese you can have stronger bones. This calcium can also serve for healthy muscles and proper blood regulation.
  • The cheese being rich in fats and proteins provide you a feel of satiety. The product gives a satisfying feeling of fullness after having a single meal with a little amount of cheese in it. 
  • Some researchers have also shown that cheese is a rich source of good cholesterol. This cholesterol is good for the proper functioning of the human body and doesn’t harm the human health.
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The American cheese is not a true cheese and has some nutritional ambiguities. People are not sure of American cheese nutrition. The American cheese is not a fraud. As I have mentioned above there are only a few standards that are not fulfilled by the American cheese.

Nutritionally, American cheese is good to have. You can have fewer amount of calories with this cheese. There are only 60 calories in a single serving of American cheese. The American cheese has a reasonable amount of proteins also. Fat is the nutrient that is present in the highest amount. This fat satisfies the RDA of good cholesterol in the human body, thus good to have it also.

If you become able to know a little about American cheese by reading this article let us know in the comment section below. We will appreciate your response.


Is American cheese is a good source of proteins?

Being a dairy product the American cheese contains a handsome amount of proteins. This protein has good bioavailability also. Besides American cheese, there are many other cheese varieties available that are rich in proteins. The American cheese is not that rich but still, it contains reasonable proteins. 

Which cheese has the highest protein content?

Parmesan cheese is the highest protein-containing cheese. The cheese is grated over the soups and many other dishes. The cheese is hard in texture but when melted it becomes stretchy and gives the characteristic texture of the cheese. It is also known as Parmigiano Reggiano. 

Name some verities of cheese that are common?

The cheese has a huge variety. There are a lot of different kinds of cheese available. Some of the most common that everyone should know about are:  
Swiss cheese 
Blue cheese 
Cream cheese 
These are the most common verities of cheese. They are used regularly all over the world. Every country or region has its preferences when it comes to cheese and its verities. 

Rashmi Shrestha

Namastey!! I am Rashmi Shrestha. I am an enthusiast writer and reader. I have completed my degree Bsc. Human biology from Kathmandu University. I love to read poetry and write some too. I am looking forward to working with WOMS

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