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Truth about zero carb heavy cream

By Ayano Kimura September 13, 2018 0 comments

"Hey, guess what I found, zero carb heavy whipping cream". One of our customers wrote to me in IG the other day, all excited. "It's so cool, I'm drinking it now."

I was like "are you sure?" It was just not logical so I did some digging. True, the nutritional information suggests it has zero carb. But here is the tricky part. ZERO CARB PER SERVING.


  • Food manufacturers are allowed to label a food as having zero grams of carbs if it contains 0.5 grams or less per serving.
  • So if you get away with less than that, of course you would list it as 0g carb!
  • 1 cup (250ml) of cream would have something like 6.5g carb.

So watch out if you have been drinking it, taking it as a creamer in your coffee, or make creamy sauce in your fat-rich meals. It really is NOT ZERO CARB after all.

How do you find the actual nutritional information if you are in doubt? Look for it for 1 cup or 100g to see if it reveals more information!

  • nutritiondata.self



  • If you are on a strict ketogenic diet, whipped cream is not recommended.  Better to avoid dairy overall.
  • Choose animal whole fats (grass-fed meat, wild caught fish, pasture-raised egg yolk) or quality fats such as MCT oil, ghee and cacao butter.
  • If you insist on taking it, take it in moderate amount, don't go crazy.
  • Never trust 'zero carb' products!


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