Heavy Cream Powder, still not really suitable for Ketosis

////Heavy Cream Powder, still not really suitable for Ketosis

Heavy Cream Powder, still not really suitable for Ketosis

This entry is part 147 of 185 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

So this is something that has been asked a lot: is there a powdered cream that can be used with Keto Chow? People would like it for the convenience factor of being able to just add water. I explored this earlier with a different product – and I’m drawing the same conclusion on this one: not suitable (in my opinion).

The product in question is “Anthony’s Heavy Cream Powder” – it’s available on Amazon for $12.99 a lb. The Nutrition label shows 0g of carbs per 4g serving because anything under 0.5 gets rounded down to 0. I contacted the manufacturer and was able to get a more accurate number: 0.48g per 4g serving. I put that into my recipe calculator and came up with this handy comparison showing the powdered form vs what it would cost to get heavy cream by the quart from Wal-Mart:

calories/day form amount cost carbs from cream final net carbs
1300 calories powder 109g $3.12 13.1 19.4
1800 calories powder 176g $5.04 21.1 27.4
2000 calories powder 203g $5.81 24.4 30.7
1300 calories liquid 238ml $1.42 6.6 12.9
1800 calories liquid 383ml $2.28 10.7 17
2000 calories liquid 441ml $2.63 12.3 18.6

So, if you use the powder, you are going to have a really hard time staying in ketosis unless that’s all you’re eating all day since it has 2x the net carbs as the liquid version. You’re also going to be paying a lot for the convenience, about twice as much. Don’t get me wrong: it is possible to use this for the primary calorie and fat source of Keto Chow and thereby have a powder that just needs water (and refrigeration); it’s just not very practical.

 

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By | 2016-11-01T15:33:29+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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.

One Comment

  1. Krystal November 1, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Thanks for looking into this! Very valid points. Unfortunately the cream you cost compared to contains carageenan and finding others that only contain heavy cream as an ingredient is difficult and costly. I could probably do without it completely but it really adds to the texture even in the small amounts used. Again, thanks for taking the time to look at this again 🙂

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