Soured cream

Gräddfil

A carton of gräddfil

Gräddfil is a dairy product often used in Swedish cooking. It is possible to buy it in the UK, but only from specialist suppliers. It is made regular cream with lactic acid bacteria. It has a similar taste to yoghurt, but it is not as sour.

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The nearest substitute in the UK is soured cream. Although soured cream is not used as much in cooking in the UK as gräddfil is used in Sweden the products are similar. The main difference is that soured cream in the UK normally has a fat content of about 18% whereas gräddfil has 12% fat.

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