Which is higher in fat and calories Brie or Cheddar ?
Ounce per ounce, Brie is lower in fat and calories than Cheddar and most cheeses. This was a welcome surprise. I'll be buying more Brie from now on. Here's an explanation from earthy.com:
"Isn't Brie high in fat?
This is a misconception about the fat in soft-ripened cheeses. The fat percentage listed on a cheese is based on the amount of solids, not the entire weight, a big difference because the softer and fresher a cheese is, the higher the water content, and therefore, the lower the fat content. Brie with up to 50-percent water content is actually lower in fat and calories per ounce than Cheddar or other hard cheeses. In other words, if Brie is labeled as 60 percent fat, fat comprises only 30 percent of the entire cheese. In general, Brie is a healthy food choice that is lower in fat than most cheeses and is also naturally low in carbohydrates."
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