Calories In Sour Cream

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The calories in sour cream depend on the type of sour cream that you choose. The three common types of sour cream are regular, light (low-fat), and fat-free. Regular sour cream contains more calories because it is made from a higher milkfat cream/milk than lower fat sour cream varieties. Low-fat and fat-free sour cream are made from cream and often just milk with reduced or no milkfat. As you will see in the table below, the difference between regular and fat-free sour cream is about 30 calories.

Although regular sour cream has a greater number of calories than light and fat-free, it often has fewer ingredients. For example, sour cream like Horizon Organic regular has simple ingredients of cream, enzymes, and live active cultures. However, the ingredients of their low-fat sour cream are cream, tapioca starch, guar gum, carrageenan, locust bean gum, vitamin A palmitate, and live active cultures. The extra ingredients in low-fat and fat-free sour cream are needed to replace the loss of fat that provides taste and texture. The ingredients are something to keep in mind when thinking about the calorie differences between regular and low-fat/fat-free sour cream. Often people will consume a little more calories in order to avoid consuming ingredients that are debatably not the best for their health.

How Many Calories in Sour Cream

Below we have provided the calories for sour cream provided by the USDA Nutrient Database. These are general nutrition facts but should be relatively close to the calories of your favorite brand.  Additionally, we have provided the calorie information for some popular sour cream brands. This should give you a decent indication of the calories in sour cream.

Sour Cream Nutrition Facts

ProductServing SizeCalories Total Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Cholesterol (mg)Sodium (mg)Carbohydrates (g)Dietary Fiber (g)Sugars (g)Protein (g)
Regular Cultured Sour Cream2 Tablespoons 484.6 g2.4 g14 mg7 mg1.1 g0 g.82 g.59 g
Sour Cream Light2 Tablespoons332.5 g1.6 g8 mg20 mg1.7 g0 g0.05 g.84 g
Sour Cream Fat-Free2 Tablespoons180 g0 g2 mg34 g3.7 g0 g0.09 g.74 g

 

Product/BrandServing SizeCalories Total Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Cholesterol (mg)Sodium (mg)Carbohydrates (g)Dietary Fiber (g)Sugars (g)Protein (g)
Breakstone's Regular2 Tablespoons606 g3.5 g--20 mg10 mg1 g0 g1 g<1 g
Breakstone's Reduced-Fat2 Tablespoons403 g2 g--15 mg20 mg2 g0 g2 g1 g
Breakstone's Fat-Free2 Tablespoons3000--<5 mg25 mg5 g0 g2 g1 g
Daisy Regular2 Tablespoons605 g3.5 g0 g20 mg15 mg1 g0 1 g1 g
Daisy Light2 Tablespoons402.5 g2 g0 g10 mg25 mg2 g0 g2 g2 g
Dean's Regular2 Tablespoons606 g3.5 g0 g20 mg40 mg2 g0 g2 g1 g
Dean's Light2 Tablespoons402.5 g1.5 g0 g5 mg20 mg2 g0 g2 g1 g
Dean's Fat-Free2 Tablespoons200 g 0 g0 g0 mg50 mg3 g0 g2 g1 g
Friendship Regular2 Tablespoons605 g3.5 g0 g20 mg15 mg2 g0 g1 g1 g
Friendship Light2 Tablespoons402.5 g1.5 g0 g10 mg20 mg2 g0 g2 g2 g
Hood Regular2 Tablespoons605 g3.5 g0 g20 mg15 mg2 g0 g1 g1 g
Hood Light2 Tablespoons402.5 g1.5 g0 g10 mg20 mg2 g0 g2 g2 g
Hood Fat-Free2 Tablespoons250 g0 g0 g0 mg25 mg4 g0 g2 g1 g
Knudsen Regular2 Tablespoons606 g3.5 g--20 mg10 mg1 g0 g1 g<1 g
Knudsen Light2 Tablespoons302 g1 g--3 mg20 mg1 g0 g2 g2 g
Knudsen Fat-Free2 Tablespoons300 g0 g--1 mg25 mg2 g0 g2 g2 g

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