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    Half & Half or Heavy Cream???

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    Which one is okay for Primal? If they are both okay which one is preferred?

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    Either is fine. If you're trying to limit carbs, heavy cream is slightly better, but it is also much higher in total calories. IF you're just using a TBSP or 2 two for your coffee, the difference is negligible. Optimally, you want to get non-homogneized, (some say raw) dairy.

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    I have been able to find grass fed, non-homogenized heavy cream at whole foods (for a soul crushing $5 for a tiny... tiny bottle that lasts me maybe 6 beverages... MAYBE) but unfortunately not half/half which I prefer.

    It's a small difference, so go for your preference, but def try for non-homogenized if you can find it.

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    I'd say heavy cream but don't forget to check the ingredient list. Many have stabilizers, emulsifiers, and other preservatives added to them. The only brand I've found so far that is just pure cream is Trader Joes.

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    I like heavy cream better myself. Its gonna be more expensive than half/half though. As to Primalness....think more in terms of your tolerance to dairy and how the cow was raised.

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    Heavy cream does not get homogenized. You want to look for cream or half and half that is not ultra pasteurized. Pasteurization is to be avoided if possible but is not always easy to find products that have not been pasteurized so at least try to avoid "ultra" pasteurization which is done at higher temps.

    Homogenization only forcefully blends the fat and milk molecules so that they will not separate. Cream is just fat so does not require this. If given a choice go with the heavy cream to avoid homogenization. It is more filling even if it does have a few more calories.

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    My vote is for heavy cream b/c it's fracking delicious-- especially Kalona Supernatural grass fed heavy cream. HEAVEN!

    another alternative is raw cream. See my tutorial on acquiring that here:
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    Thank you everyone for your replies. I believe I will purchase heavy cream from Trader Joes'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    My vote is for heavy cream b/c it's fracking delicious-- especially Kalona Supernatural grass fed heavy cream. HEAVEN!

    another alternative is raw cream. See my tutorial on acquiring that here:
    The Primal Junk Foodie: Raw Cream and Raspberries
    Awesome. I just started getting raw milk. I'm the cream junkie of the family so this rocks!

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    The 18% cream I had purchased had dextrose in it. I only noticed after using about half the 1L carton.

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