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Debbie Sue

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Is there much difference between these two products? I am wanting to switch to cream to whiten my coffee and read mainly about the heavy type being choice for diabetics. I have also found whipping cream that doesn't state on the pkg. that it is heavy. Is there a difference? :)
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Is there much difference between these two products? I am wanting to switch to cream to whiten my coffee and read mainly about the heavy type being choice for diabetics. I have also found whipping cream that doesn't state on the pkg. that it is heavy. Is there a difference? :)


Whipping cream is to make home made Whipped Cream. I read them too and was going to try that but I am thinking it is not a good idea. That is just me though. I quit putting cream in my coffee and I lost 3 pounds with no effert. So I will not be buying cream for my coffee anymore, just enjoy it once in a while when I am out.:D
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The ingredients on the one I use state: "Heavy Cream". I get it at Smart n Final and also Trader Joe's.

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Sometimes "whipping cream" has a stabilizer added. Read the ingredient list ..
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You could always use Coffee Mate without sugar.
I use Coffee Mate in my hot tea. Different flavors have different carb amount. Then you have powder vs. liquid.
I find that I don't use the full amount of serving in my cup of tea.
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You could always use Coffee Mate without sugar.
I use Coffee Mate in my hot tea. Different flavors have different carb amount. Then you have powder vs. liquid.
I find that I don't use the full amount of serving in my cup of tea.


Is Coffeeemate not mostly corn syrup solids, like other dry nondairy creamers?
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Sometimes "whipping cream" has a stabilizer added. Read the ingredient list ..


I have NO idea what a stabilizer would be called. Any suggestions? Oh and I did read the ingredients list.
Please bare with me... I am struggling over here.

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I have NO idea what a stabilizer would be called. Any suggestions? Oh and I did read the ingredients list.


Agar, guar, carageenan ... not that any of those might be too important to you. It's just that that is why some brands distinguish the two.
Linda


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Jul 09 ... C-pep 1.3, GAD-65 > 30
Mar 10 C-pep 2.8 (20 g carb); GAD 3.2
dx 02/09 in DKA


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Agar, guar, carageenan ... not that any of those might be too important to you.



??? Can you explain that statement?
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I have NO idea what a stabilizer would be called. Any suggestions? Oh and I did read the ingredients list.


Various gums are used as stabilizers/thickeners in whipping cream, carageenan gum is common.

Heavy cream usually doesn't contain additives like whipping creams.

The differences between whipping and heavy whipping cream depend a lot on the brand, some whipping creams I've seen have cream AND skim milk AND stabilizers whereas the brand next to it contains cream and carageenan gum with no milk.

Which is better for you depends on how you are eating and what you are avoiding. If you are avoiding the carbs in milk (milk sugars) then you want a cream with no milk listed in the ingredients regardless what the nutrition data panel says about total carbs, unless of course that 1 tablespoon is all you are going to use for the day :)
As always YMMV!

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??? Can you explain that statement?


These are inert vegetable gums which add stability to whipped cream. So, some places make a product they call "whipping cream," which has these added stabilizers, and another product called heavy cream. Other dairies just call any heavy cream whipping cream.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream
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??? Can you explain that statement?


They aren't really important, they don't exist in any real quantities and have no real food value
As always YMMV!

Diagnosed: July 3 2008
A1C- 7/08= 10.6 :eek: 11/08 = 5.6 5/09= 5.3 11/09 = 5.6 :D
triglycerides - 7/08 = 192 :( 11/2008 = 84 11/09 = 66 :D
HDL - 7/08 = 46 :( 11/2008 = 74 11/09 = 79 :D
LDL - 7/08 = 106 :( 11/2008 = 80 11/09 = 65 :D

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I read recently (on the carton) that the additive(s) in the whipping cream I'd bought were there to help maintain the "peaks" when whipped. I'm guessing that's the stability you were referring to, Linda.

Personally, I'll survive without fluffy whipped cream. Give me the pure stuff, the heavy cream (for my blueberries; I use light cream in my coffee) any time.


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I read recently (on the carton) that the additive(s) in the whipping cream I'd bought were there to help maintain the "peaks" when whipped. I'm guessing that's the stability you were referring to, Linda.

Personally, I'll survive without fluffy whipped cream. Give me the pure stuff, the heavy cream (for my blueberries; I use light cream in my coffee) any time.



Yes ... and if you read the wikipedia entry, you will find that in some places they can put them in, without listing :confused:
Linda


[B]Jan A1c 6.3/B]
Jul 09 ... C-pep 1.3, GAD-65 > 30
Mar 10 C-pep 2.8 (20 g carb); GAD 3.2
dx 02/09 in DKA


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MetforminXR 1000 mg BID
Ramipril 5 mg
T4 112 mcg
Chia oil
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Walking 30 min 6x week

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Debbie Sue

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What brand/s are you using? I am finding cartons of whipping cream - heavy and not - only. I am just not seeing cream only on labels. I feel so stupid over here.
Please bare with me... I am struggling over here.

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Well I am in KCMO so we may actually have the same brands as you get -- I think my husband mostly buys A&E.
Linda


[B]Jan A1c 6.3/B]
Jul 09 ... C-pep 1.3, GAD-65 > 30
Mar 10 C-pep 2.8 (20 g carb); GAD 3.2
dx 02/09 in DKA


Levemir 12U per day; novolog PRN TDD ca 16U
MetforminXR 1000 mg BID
Ramipril 5 mg
T4 112 mcg
Chia oil
Vitamin D3, 4000 IU
Eating 20 - 45 g carb per day ovo-lacto-vegetarian
Walking 30 min 6x week

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I like Trader Joe's.

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I keep hearing about Trader Joe's and I wish we had one here. Thanks for the pic. :)
Please bare with me... I am struggling over here.

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Is Coffeeemate not mostly corn syrup solids, like other dry nondairy creamers?

You know I have no clue. I hardly use any of it in my tea. Just enough to make it a little tanish brown color.
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Used to use the coffee creamers before dx. but the first ingredient is corn syrup, so alas, no more.....too bad, they were very yummy. Isn't it odd? 1st ingredient in a product to "cream" your beverage is corn syrup?

Keri




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