It is difficult to answer “Is Cottage Cheese Low Carb?” because there is not an official definition that clarifies what exactly is a low-carb food. Regardless, it is hard to argue that cottage cheese isn’t a low-carb food. While it does have some carbohydrates, most varieties have less than 10 grams per one cup. As a benchmark, the Institute of Medicine recommends a minimum of 130 grams of carbohydrates per day. The data below reflects the carbohydrates for various types of cottage cheese. Click here for brand specific carbs for some common brands.
Cottage Cheese Carbohydrates
|Cottage Cheese Type||Serving Size||Carbohydrates||Calories||Total Fat||Saturated Fat||Cholesterol||Sodium||Dietary Fiber||Sugars||Protein|
|Nonfat, uncreamed, dry, large or small curd||1 cup (not packed)||9.66 g||104||.42 g||.245 g||4 g||539 mg||0 g||2.68 g||15 g|
|Low-fat 1%||1 cup (not packed)||6.15 g||163||2.31 g||1.45 g||9 g||918 mg||0 g||6.15 g||28 g|
|Low-fat 2%||1 cup (not packed)||10.76 g||183||5.13 g||2.79 g||27 g||696 mg||0 g||9.04 g||23.62 g|
|Creamed (Large Curd)||1 cup (not packed)||7.10 g||206||9.03 g||3.6 g||36 g||764 mg||0 g||5.61 g||23.35 g|
|Creamed (Small Curd)||1 cup (not packed)||7.60 g||220||9.68 g||3.9 g||38 g||819 mg||0 g||6 g||25.02 g|