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in Mexican Cheese Queso Chihuahua

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Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

About Mexican Cheese Queso Chihuahua

This is a semi-soft cheese which is made from pasteurized milk - and at times, from raw milk. And of course, raw milk is not without health risks.

This cheese is also called Queso Menonita as well as Campresino Menonita.

There is a compression component in making this type of cheese, perfected by the Mennonites of Northern Mexico.

The cheese is soft and white and typically sold in rounds, braids or balls. Some versions are a very light yellow in color.

What Does Chihuahua Cheese Taste Like?

A go-to substitute for this cheese is mild cheddar. It is a challenging product to locate in the United States as this is a Mexican cheese.

Uses for Mexican Cheese Queso Chihuahua

It can be melted in peppers to create chili rellenos. Another great use is in making a Mexican fondue.

Nutrition Facts for Mexican Cheese Queso

The caloric value is in line with most cheese - about 100 calories per one-ounce slice. The protein values are great at 6 grams. Total fat is about 8 grams.

It contains under 2 grams of carbohydrates and zero dietary fiber grams.

What about sodium? About 175 milligrams per slice.

Nutrition Facts: Mexican Cheese, Queso Chihuahua

Units

Grams

1 Cup Diced

1 Cup Shredded

1 Ounce

1 Cubic Inch

1 Slice, 1 Oz

Energy, Caloric Values kcal 374 494 423 106 64 105
Protein g 21.56 28.46 24.36 6.11 3.67 6.04
Total lipid (fat) g 29.68 39.18 33.54 8.41 5.05 8.31
Carbohydrate g 5.56 7.34 6.28 1.58 0.95 1.56
Fiber, total dietary g 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sugars, total g 5.56 7.34 6.28 1.58 0.95 1.56
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 651 859 736 185 111 182
Iron, Fe mg 0.47 0.62 0.53 0.13 0.08 0.13
Magnesium, Mg mg 23 30 26 7 4 6
Phosphorus, P mg 442 583 499 125 75 124
Potassium, K mg 52 69 59 15 9 15
Sodium, Na mg 617 814 697 175 105 173
Zinc, Zn mg 3.50 4.62 3.96 0.99 0.60 0.98
Vitamins
Vitamin C mg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Thiamin mg 0.018 0.024 0.020 0.005 0.003 0.005
Riboflavin mg 0.225 0.297 0.254 0.064 0.038 0.063
Niacin mg 0.150 0.198 0.169 0.043 0.026 0.042
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.055 0.073 0.062 0.016 0.009 0.015
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 2 3 2 1 0 1
Vitamin B-12 g 1.03 1.36 1.16 0.29 0.18 0.29
Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 56 74 63 16 10 16
Vitamin A, IU IU 193 255 218 55 33 54
Vitamin E mg 0.26 0.34 0.29 0.07 0.04 0.07
Vitamin D IU 22 29 25 6 4 6
Vitamin K g 2.5 3.3 2.8 0.7 0.4 0.7
Lipids
Saturated Fats g 18.843 24.873 21.293 5.342 3.203 5.276
Monounsaturated Fat g 8.443 11.145 9.541 2.394 1.435 2.364
Polyunsaturated Fat g 0.892 1.177 1.008 0.253 0.152 0.250
Cholesterol mg 105 139 119 30 18 29

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