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About a year ago I had made the switch from fat free sour cream to an all natural full fat kind. 
Here is the ingredient list on the fat free version I had been using:
Cultured Lowfat Milk, Modified Corn Starch, Whey Protein Concentrate, Propylene Glycol Monoester, Artificial Color, Gelatin, Sodium Phosphate, Agar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Locust Bean Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate.
I decided, now knowing what was in the fat free, that I was probably better off using the full fat and just adjusting my portion size. I liked the regular sour cream, but it was difficult to use in recipes requiring large amounts. Some fat is good, but I would cringe every time I looked at the HUGE amount of fats in it.
My next thought was to take a look at a low fat version. 
Well, here was the ingredient list of the low fat:
Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Milk and Cream, Agar, Vitamin A Palmitate, Enzymes. 
It seemed to be that in order to make the lower and fat free sour creams palatable, the more fat removed, the more additives they have. 
Then, da da da dummmm, Trader Joe's to the rescue! I found an all natural, fat free sour cream called Simply Sour Cream! 
Here's the ingredients:
Grade A Cultured Pasteurized Non Fat Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate.
This sour cream tastes great and I can use it in all of my dips and feel a lot less guilty! It's only 15 calories for a two tablespoon serving and no fat.

 


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