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Rustlin' Up a Mess O' … Cottage Cheese???

 I'm a vegetarian and I've heard cottage cheese is a good substitute for beef. Is it true?

 Well, we hate Cottage Cheese Stew, but that's just us. And Chipped Cottage Cheese on Toast is quite bland. But Cottage Cheese Wellington is pretty good.

Um, in nutritional terms, beef and cottage cheese have some pretty big differences. Lean ground beef has 2-1/2 times the calories of full-fat cottage cheese, twice the protein, three times the fat (twice as much saturated), more than three times the potassium, and more than ten times the iron.

Cottage cheese wins the carbohydrate battle, though, has eight times the calcium, seven times the sodium, and lots of vitamin A (beef has none).

Where push comes to shove, however, is that beef provides lots of vitamin B-12, iron, and zinc, which are among the biggest challenges to get into a vegetarian diet. It also surpasses cottage cheese in other B vitamins, such as niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin.

Then there are the taste and texture issues, but we assume you can compare and contrast those yourself….

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