Cream, fluid, light (coffee cream or table cream)

Fun Facts

  1. Light Cream (coffee cream, table cream) contains at least 18% but less than 30% milk fat. This product provides about 30 calories and 3 grams (g) of fat per tablespoon.
  2. Cream is often thought to provide only fat, but it also contains vitamin A and some riboflavin (B2) and calcium. One tablespoon of cream contains 10 to 30 milligrams (mg) of calcium, depending on the product.
  3. Some minerals can be present in Cream, fluid, light (coffee cream or table cream), such as Potassium (122 mg), Calcium (96 mg) or Phosphorus (80 mg) but no Manganese.
  4. Cream is the butterfat or thicker creamy milk that separates and rises to the top of milk. This layer is removed from the milk prior to the milk going through the homogenization process.
  5. Calories in cream are high as is the fat content. Therefore, as part of a weight loss diet, cream really should be avoided, there should be no reason to have it, unless it’s a very occasional special treat.

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