Sour cream (American English) or soured cream (British English) is a dairy product obtained by fermenting regular cream with certain kinds of lactic acid bacteria. The bacterial culture, which is introduced either deliberately or naturally, sours and thickens the cream. Its name comes from the production of lactic acid by bacterial fermentation, which is called souring.
Sour cream Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Sour cream is 73.07% water, 4.63% carbohydrates, 2.44% protein, 0% dietary fiber, 0.51% ash and 19.35% fat. One tablespoon of sour cream supplies you with 0.556 grams of carbohydrates, which is 0.43 percent of the minimum of 130 grams of carbohydrates you should have daily, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same it has an energy value of 830 kJ (198 Calories) in a 100 g (3.5 Oz) amount and is a modest source of Vitamin A (total, RAE) (17.71% DV) and Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) (15.27% DV). So if your diet contains sour cream, it helps your body to reduce the risk of lung and prostate cancer, trap pathogenic bacteria, keep your immune system healthy and it is effective against night blindness or nyctalopia which is caused by vitamin A deficiency, development of acne due to excess secretion from sebaceous glands and bacterial infections. With this it contains a modest amount of Phosphorus (10.86% DV) and Calcium (10.1% DV).