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Dairy

  • Many foods contain protein. The following chart gives examples of protein content in dairy products:

    Food

    Serving size

    Protein grams

    cheddar cheese

    1 1/2 ounces

    11

    cottage cheese

    1/2 cup

    13

    cream cheese

    1 1/2 ounces

    3

    ice cream (vanilla)

    1 1/2 cups

    7

    milkshake

    1 1/2 cups

    12

    milk (buttermilk)

    1 cup

    8

    milk (2 percent)

    1 cup

    8

    milk (skim)

    1 cup

    8

    mozzarella cheese

    1 1/2 ounces

    10

    Parmesan cheese (grated)

    2 tablespoons

    4

    yogurt (low fat)

    1 cup

    10

    Not all foods are listed. Please read food labels to check actual protein content and serving sizes.