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Powdered Cream not suitable for Keto soylent

This entry is part 29 of 174 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

I guess I’m supposed to do clickbait titles if I want more traffic, but I prefer to get the conclusion out there and then back it up in the body.

A question came up about how well powdered cream could be used for Keto Chow instead of the liquid heavy cream. The Amazon Page doesn’t show any nutrition information and I couldn’t get a response from the manufacturer… so logically I bought some.

Here’s the nutrition information. Pay attention to the grams of fat + grams of protein + grams of carbohydrates != serving size.

Powdered Cream Rear LabelOK, so the math doesn’t add up. Besides that I can work with the calories and carbohydrate numbers to see how many carbs would be in the same calorie amount as liquid heavy cream. For reference, here’s the nutrition for Darigold 40% cream:

40 percent heavy cream nutrition info

0 carbs, none. Granted, in the US you can call anything below 1g 0 but I’m inclined to believe the 0 figure. So let’s do math. To equal the 518 calories in the heavy cream we’re going to need 58 servings (maybe 4g, maybe 7g going by my math) of the powder. That will give us 29g of carbohydrates (specifically sugars thanks to the #1 ingredient “sweet cream”) that aren’t there when using heavy cream. That would bring your daily net carbs up from 10.9 to 39.9. Did I mention that it will cost you $2.30/day for the powdered cream vs $0.75 for the liquid.

So yeah, not suitable. I looked into another powdered cream and found the same conclusion.

Powdered Cream Front and Side labels

 

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By | 2016-11-01T15:36:21+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic, Soylent|Tags: , , |10 Comments

About the Author:

Chris Bair is a computer geek and SalesForce.com system administrator for his "day job". He became involved in the powdered foods (aka "soylent") movement in January 2014, originally with a conventional recipe and later switching to a high fat, low carb "ketogenic" variant on October 2014. In January 2015 he created the recipe for Keto Chow and released it without restriction for anyone to use, at the same time he began mixing the recipe up for people that wanted a finished product and has seen steady growth in the business every month since. Chris has lived in Utah for most of his life, except for a few years living in Chile where he learned Castillian. Chris and his wife have two sets of twins with a couple singltons thrown in for good measure.

10 Comments

  1. Lesley Brown February 11, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Are there any non-dairy substitutes that will work?

  2. Dan July 28, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    blah. I should I have looked at this before I bought that same thing.

    • chris July 28, 2016 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      I was able to get a refund from Amazon when I bought it.

  3. Krystal October 31, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

    What about powdered heavy cream that has the only ingredient as sweet cream solids and listed as 0 carbs?

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