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Parmesan Cheese
(Parmigiano Reggiano)

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Dairy Products / Eggs

Parmesan Cheese Calories and Quick Look At Nutrition Facts

Calories in Parmesan Cheese475Cal 100g
29 Cal 6g(1tbsp)
Diet Friendliness
Appetite Satisfaction
Nutritional Value
Noteworthy NutrientsCalcium,Vitamin B12
Parmesan cheese is hard cheese that usually comes packed in a flakey form that makes it easy to sprinkle in top of other foods like spaghetti. Drier types of parmesan are the preferred type of parmesan cheese used as a flavor additive especially used in pasta.

The only drawback to powdered parmesan cheese is that it is high calorie. With 29 calories per 6g, you might as well say goodbye to cutting back on calories in your diet eating parmesan cheese.

Parmesan cheese close to expiration can be frozen for longer shelf life. However, heating before eating is highly recommended for safety.



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Parmesan Cheese

Additional Facts for Parmesan Cheese

Diet Friendliness
Appetite Satisfaction
Nutritional Value
Water Content15 (%)
Refuse0 (%)

Nutrition facts for Parmesan Cheese (1tbsp 6g)

Nutrition info displayed such as percent meal value and PFC balance scales are based on a 1800 calorie diet for women between ages 18 and 29 years old weighing around 112 pounds and daily nutritional requirements.

【Calories and Macronutrient Composition】

(Percent Meal Value)

Energy29 Cal536~751Cal
Protein2.64g (10.56 Cal)15~34g
Fat1.85g (16.65 Cal)13~20g
Carbohydrate0.11g (0.44 Cal)75~105g

【PFC Balance】

The calories in Parmesan Cheese per 6g(1tbsp) is 29 calories. Parmesan Cheese is calculated to be 475Cal per 100 grams making 80Cal equivalent to 16.84g with 2.64g of mostly protein、1.85g of fat、0.11g of carbohydrates in 6g while being rich in vitamins and minerals such as Calcium and Vitamin B12.

Vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and sodium content for 6g (1tbsp) of Parmesan Cheese


(Percent Meal Value)

Vitamin A Retinol Equivalent14.4μg221μgRE
Vitamin D0.01μg1.8μg
Vitamin E Alpha Tocopherol0.05mg2.2mg
Vitamin K0.9μg17μg
Vitamin B10mg0.32mg
Vitamin B20.04mg0.36mg
Vitamin B60mg0.35mg
Vitamin B120.15μg0.8μg
Pantothenic Acid0.03mg1.5mg


(Percent Meal Value)



(Percent Meal Value)

Sodium Chloride Equivalent0.23g~2.5g

Fatty acid composition in 6g (1tbsp) of Parmesan Cheese

【Fatty Acids】

(Percent Meal Value)

Saturated Fatty Acids1.09g3g~4.7g
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids0.43g~6.2g
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids0.06g3g~8.3g
Total Fatty Acids1.57g
N3 Polyunsaturated0.02g
N6 Polyunsaturated0.04g
Oleic Acid372mg
Linoleic Acid36mg

(Percent Meal Value)

Alpha Linolenic Acid12.6mg
Octadecatrienoic Acid0.36mg
Icosadienoic Acid0.3mg
DGLA (Dihomo-γ-linolenic acid)1.38mg
Icosatetraenoic Acid0.78mg
Arachidonic Acid2.22mg
Icosapentaenoic Acid1.2mg
Docosapentaenoic Acid N31.8mg

Amino acid composition in 6g (1tbsp) of Parmesan Cheese

Amino acids found in Parmesan Cheese are either to low to display a value or unknown

*Note that do to rounding some nutrient values are shown as not contained in some cases.

*Calculated assuming a 1800 calorie diet of a normal women age 18 to 29 around 112 pounds weight.

*The exact vitamin and mineral content may depend on the method of cooking preparation, transportation method, and processed used for long term storage, collectively.

*Calculated calorie results may vary within a margin of several calories.

12 ways to Burn 29Cal

Parmesan Cheese:Aerobic exercise duration required to burn 29 calories per 6g (1tbsp)

  • Walking11min
  • Jogging7min
  • Cycling / Biking / Spinning5min
  • Jumping Rope4min
  • Stretching13min
  • Climbing Steps4min
  • Vacuuming10min
  • Cleaning Bath Tub9min
  • Water Walking9min
  • Swimming5min
  • Aerobics5min
  • Boxercising6min

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