Cheese is generally considered fattening and contains a lot of salt. Heart disease patients and those with hypertension at told to completely avoid it. But cheese is actually healthy if you choose the right type of cheese and eat it in moderation. Today we look at how to make feta cheese at home and why this type of cheese is actually healthy.
Benefits of Feta Cheese:
Feta cheese is hard, is low in fat content and low in calories compared to other types of cheese. It is a good source of calcium, protein and different types of vitamin B. Those with heart disease, kidney disease and hypertension can consume small portions of feta cheese, but it is best to consult with your doctor.
Nutritional Value of Feta Cheese:
100gms of feta cheese contains 264 calories, 1,116 mg of sodium and 62 mg of potassium. It also contains 49 per cent calcium and 20 per cent of vitamin B.
Feta Cheese Recipe:
- 400 gms of skim curds
- 4-5 tablespoons of extra virgin oil
- Handful to herbs like garlic, oregano, chilli flakes and parsley
- Sea salt to taste
Take about 400 gms of skim curds and hang them in a muslin cloth for over two days. After 2 days, take the hung curd out of the muslin cloth and now put it in a jar without a lid for another 2 days. Prepare a jar of extra virgin oil with about 4-5 tablespoons of it; add herbs like garlic, oregano, chilli flakes abd parsley in the oil. Make small balls of the hung curds and immerse them in the flavored oil. Please add some sea salt in the oil. After a day, your feta cheese is ready to be used in sandwiches or the Greek salad.
Greek Salad Recipe with Feta Cheese:
Cut cubes of cucumber, red pepper, yellow pepper, green pepper, onions, add lots of lettuce , rocket leaves, sprinkle some olive oil, two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and add in the low fat version of feta cheese over it.
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