Is whipped cream good or bad for you?

Nowadays people are more health-conscious than ever! Yet there has never been some much information about the nutritional benefits of each different food. However, it can be difficult to interpret and can often be misused. 

When products are high sugar and 5% fat they are labelled “95% fat-free”. When products are high in fat and low in sugar they can be labelled low car or low GI. Whilst all of these may be technically correct, it can also be miss leading as only one aspect of the macronutrients are taken into account. 

True nutrition comes from a balanced diet of whole foods with minimal amounts of high sugar and high fat processed foods.

Let’s have a look at whipped cream

Whipped cream is cream that has been whipped. It can have other ingredients such as sugar, flavouring and stabilisers but you do not need those to make whipped cream. The only requirement is that it has a medium fact content of around 36% fat to provide nice thick and fluffy appearance. Higher and lower fact content cream does not whip as well. 

Cream (including whipped cream contains a range of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, D, E, K calcium and phosphorous.

Though there are a number of different methods to make whipped cream a popular way to make whipped cream is to use a whipped cream dispenser and nitrous oxide cream charger bulbs to quickly and easily whip cream ‘on demand’. This method is used by many restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops as it provides excellent results quickly and easily. 

The nutrition of cream

The nutritional composition of thickened cream (which is used when making whipped cream with a nitrous oxide whipped cream dispenser is as follows:

Nutrition Avg Qty Per 100g

Energy Approx. 1420kJ

Protein Approx. 2g

Fat, total Approx. 35.2g

– saturated Approx. 24.9g

Carbohydrates Approx. 3.1g

– sugars Approx. 2.9g

Sodium  Approx. 21mg

So, as you can see it is low in carbohydrates and high in fat. 

The benefits of cream

Cream contains:

Calcium and phosphorus which are good for healthy bones.

Vitamins that are good for overall body health such as vitamin A which is good for immune function.

Chlorine that helps brain function.

A range of other health benefits when consumed in moderation.

The benefits of whipping your cream

What is the health differences between whipped and unwhipped cream? The key benefit of whipped cream is that it is less dense than unwhipped cream which may help you control your portion size. Cream may be delicious but it is best consumed in moderation.  

Summary

So, is whipped cream good or bad for your health? 


Whipped cream is good provided that it is consumed in moderation. 

Because it is high in calories you could be prone to gaining weight if you over-consume it. It is also a good idea to maintain a healthy lifestyle, with exercise and consumption of other whole foods such as fruit and vegetables. 

Whipped cream using nitrous oxide cream chargers is a great way to make your cream light and fluffy which can help with portion control. 

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