American Cheese (Slices)

American Cheese

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American cheese is a type of processed cheese. It can be orange, yellow, or white in color, is mild and faintly sweet in flavor, has a medium-firm consistency, and has a very low melting point (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

If you are allergic to cheese, that probably indicates an underlying allergy to lactose, casein, or whey, proteins found both in cheese and in other dairy products, such as milk. People with this allergy should be cautioned that certain cheeses are more likely to cause symptoms than others (Churchwell, 2011).

Common Uses:

The processed variety of American cheese is sold in three basic packaging varieties: individually-wrapped cheese slices (which, technically, are not sliced off of a block of cheese, but rather slabs of processed cheese which are formed from a viscous processed cheese which only solidifies between the wrapping medium); small, pre-sliced blocks of 8 to 36 slices; and, large blocks meant for use behind deli counters (Wikipedia, nd).

Amount Per 1 slice (1 oz) (28 g)

Calories 104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9 g 13%
Saturated fat 5 g 25%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.4 g
Monounsaturated fat 2.3 g
Trans fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 28 mg 9%
Sodium 468 mg 19%
Potassium 37 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0.6 g
Protein 5 g 10%
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 29% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 1% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 6% Magnesium 1%