One of the best animal products for protein and nutrients is cheese. Generally, harder cheeses have more protein than softer cheeses. Parmesan has the highest protein content at ten grams per ounce. Swiss, cheddar, and mozzarella have seven to eight. Casein, the protein in cheese, digests more slowly than whey (another dairy protein) and can feed the muscles all day. Cheese is loaded with calcium, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin, and vitamin B12.
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