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Sour Cream


Taste Profile

It has tangy and sour taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Sour cream can be used in salads, soups, stews and in pastry fillings.
  2. It is also used for making dips and sauces.

Common names and forms

  1. Cultured Cream


Sour cream is obtained by fermenting cream with lactic acid bacteria. It can be made from low-fat cream and full-fat cream. It is a dairy product which has become a staple in many dishes.

Health benefits

  • Sour cream promotes a good immune system.(1)
  • It is also a good source of calcium which promotes bone health, and good functioning of muscles and heart.(1)
  • It also contains vitamin B12 that keeps the nerve cells healthy.(1)

Selection Guide

Check for the "Use-by" date on the packaging of Sour Cream.


Eating large amounts of sour cream can cause gas, bloating and nausea. It can also increase the risk of blood pressure,cholesterol, heart diseases and weight gain.(2)

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