Sour cream is formed by lactic acid bacteria digesting cream from dairy milk. This thickening condiment is commonly used to top tacos and baked potatoes, as well as to thicken baked dishes, sauces, and stews. Many people, however, are unsure whether it can be incorporated into a healthy diet. This article examines the nutrients, and benefits of sour cream to determine whether it is healthy.
Sour cream is made the same way as other thickened dairy products like buttermilk and yogurt.