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    Kitchen Dictionary: cream cheese

    An American favorite, cream cheese is white, easy to spread, and mildly tangy. It goes especially well with bagels and nut breads. (called white cheese in Europe)


    Season: available year-round

    How to select: Cream cheese comes in low-fat and non-fat versions.

    How to store: Use cream cheese within a few days after purchasing, and throw it out if mold appears. For best results, serve chilled.

    Substitutions: 2 cups of cream cheese = 1 lb; Neufchatel (lower in fat and moister than regular cream cheese) OR equal parts ricotta and yogurt OR tofu

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    Nutrition Facts

    Calculated for 1 cup
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Calories 793
    Calories from Fat 714 (90%)
    Total Fat 79.4g 122%
    Saturated Fat 44.8g 223%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 255mg 85%
    Sodium 744mg 31%
    Potassium 320mg 9%
    Total Carbohydrate 9.4g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
    Sugars 0.0g
    Protein 13.8g 27%

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