As protein foods, ricotta and cottage cheeses are acid-forming. But our bodies need protein so trying to find alkaline cheese is futile. Instead, you should think about alkaline cheese-based meals. So select your favorite soft cheese to meet the protein requirements that your health professionals advise you to eat. Then choose recipes that have most of the calories from vegetables. Or other alkalizing foods. Finally, complete your cheesy meal with salad, fruit, or both.
Before you use this PRAL Cottage/Ricotta Cheese List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles
Acid-Alkaline Cottage/Ricotta Cheese List
I list cheeses with the lowest PRAL index first. Because these have the lowest acid load. So the least acid-forming foods show first. But you can click the food table headings to change sort order.
For the ricotta and cottage cheese category, the average PRAL values are 6.53 per 100 grams and 7.75 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other dairy foods in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Cottage/Ricotta Cheese
Remember, factors such as growing conditions, variety, and preparation methods affect all food nutrients. USDA database values are an average of many samples. So your PRAL values for soft cheese will vary from day to day. But they are always an estimate of actual acid load on your kidneys. Which I explain more in the notes about PRAL principles on the category list page.
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