Cheese, a popular food across many
cultures has been subject of many studies. It’s of many variants,
providing huge nutritional value to humans. One of those many nutrients
is calcium. Calcium helps the body in building bone structures amongst
other important functions. In this study, we aimed at determining the
proportion of calcium content in cheese. Thus, recommending a daily
intake of cheese for Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for calcium.
Samples of Cheese were collected from five zones in the Lagos environs.
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) and Titrimetric methods were used
for determining the calcium content. The two methods used in this
analysis have showed to be appropriate for the determination of calcium
in cheese. From the results, the calcium contents inn local cheese
(Wara) determined in the experiment ate within the permissible and
allowable limit of Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAS) by the World
Health Organization (WHO). Thus, a recommended daily intake of local
cheese for Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for calcium was given
in Table 4.2. This recommendation conforms to that of the standard
dietary allowance of calcium in the body.