Fresh Cream Products

Whipping cream has a fat content of 30 to 40 percent.Within this category,you may find light whipping cream (30 to 35 percent) and heavy whipping cream (36 to 40 per cent).Whipping cream labeled ultra-pasteurized keeps longer than regular pasteurized cream. Pure ultra-pasteurized cream does not whip as well as regular pasteurized cream, so additives such as vegetable gums are added to it to make it more whippable.

Light cream, also called table cream or coffee cream, contains 18 to 30 percent fat,usually about 18 percent.

Half-and-half has a fat content of 10 to 18 percent,too low to be called cream.

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