Why does heavy whipping cream show carbs when container shows none?

I scanned the heavy whipping cream container and it shows up with net carbs even when the container shows zero?


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    Hi Aconn,

    It looks like there is a small amount of carbohydrates in Heavy Cream. Check out "Heavy Cream" from NCCDB or "Heavy Whipping Cream" from USDA. They list about 0.4 g total carbohydrates per 1 Tbsp (15 g)

    When the nutrient values are low, manufacturers are permitted to round the value down to zero, if they like. So for brand name products, you may find that sometimes they may choose to round the value to 1, while others may choose to round the value to zero.


    Karen Stark
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    If you use more than a tablespoon, it adds up to real carbs.

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