A Bite of Light
It’s time to shine light on the fact that most cheese does not contain Vitamin D, even though many of us think it does because milk has been fortified with this key vitamin since the 1930’s to strengthen bones.
Delightful Vitamin D cheese is simply fortified with natural Vitamin D3, providing a natural delivery system to carry 20% of your Daily Value for Vitamin D and calcium together. Delightful Vitamin D cheese is a natural, excellent food source to fight an epidemic of deficiencies.
Packaged for convenience in a 1.3 oz. serving size, this portioned cheese can be added to any meal to add 20% DV Vitamin D3 just like that! Delightful cheese slices, shreds and cubes and is an effortless substitute, making each meal just a little better.
Sunshine & Cheese
There are only two sources to get Vitamin D: our diet and the sun. First and best is always natural sunshine, second best fortification, third is supplementation.
1.3 oz. serving provides:
- 150 calories
- 9 grams protein
- 20% Daily Value Vitamin D3 (Good Source) 80 IU
- 25% DV Calcium
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 150||Calories from Fat 110|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||40%|
|Trans Fat 0.5g|
|Total Carbohydrate 1g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Vitamin A 8%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 25%||Iron 2%|
|Vitamin D 20%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Did you knoW?
World Wide Problem: Vitamin D deficient 70% population, 60% calcium deficient. (Harvard 2009)
US Epidemic: Three out of four Americans are deficient in vitamin D, up from one out of two twenty years ago.
Kid Concern: It is estimated that 60% of dietary calcium is absorbed in childhood and adolescence where bones are growing and need as much as they can get. 70% of children between the ages of six to 11, are deficient or insufficient in vitamin D and calcium, 80+% teenagers girls vitamin D deficient. (NHNES, ABC News)
Key Gaps: All consumers deficient; young adults and baby boomers key targets along with pregnant and lactating mothers and African American consumers.
TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
Vitamin D helps improve calcium absorption dramatically. Together they help with bone growth or bone maintenance depending on your age
DIET AND SUNSHINE
Sunshine is a great way to get more vitamin D in your life but it needs to come from your diet as well through foods like oily fish, eggs, mushrooms and milk, not to mention Delightful Cheddar.
THE RISE OF CHEESE
There is a strong parallel between the decline of milk consumption and the widespread vitamin D and calcium deficiencies. Most consumers assume vitamin D is already in their cheese and it's time for us to deliver a solution.