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The seed oils from sunflower and canola plants are blended together to make Flora spreads.
To learn more, please read on.

our favourite plants:


Sunflowers need a lot of sunlight for its proper growth. Therefore they grow best in locations with direct sunlight. They also have long roots and require loose and well draining soil to branch out.

canola flowers

The Canola crop can be grown in wide varieties of soils however grows best in fertile soils. It is relatively easy to grow but requires more management and monitoring than cereal crops.

From Flower Seeds to Plant oil:

The seed oils from sunflower and canola plants are blended together to make Flora spreads.

The canola and sunflowers are harvested and then the seeds are separated from the flowers and prepared for pressing. The oils are released during the process of pressing and grinding the seeds. The remaining oils left in the grinded seeds are removed with a solution through what is called an extraction process. After the extraction, the solution used is removed from the vegetable oil by distilling the oil.

The next step is purification process, during which the oils are heated to about 200°C in a vacuum to prevent possible oxidation which affects the taste. To purify further and remove any residues after the extraction, the oil is put through another round of purification to guarantee the quality of the purified oils.

Palm Oil: we always buy sustainable palm oil when available

Sunflower oil and canola oil are liquid at room temperature due to their mostly unsaturated composition. To make Flora a spreadable product, a limited amount of 'hard fat' is required. This hard fat gives Flora a firm, smooth structure, so that you can enjoy a tasty spread with the benefits of active ingredients such as Omega 6. Palm oil is used as a hard fat in Flora spreads and represents only 16% of the total oils.

We use segregated sustainable or mass balance palm oil in our products.

Once we have extracted the oil from the sunflowers and canola oil, we mix them in the factory with heated palm oil. By heating the palm oil a little it becomes liquid and can easily be mixed. We add a bit of citric acid to keep the oils fresh and to give a neutral taste. The recipe also has natural flavors for true Flora flavor, carotene for a beautiful color and vitamins.

In order to guarantee a responsible intake of fat per portion, the Flora Original recipe is partly based on water. Fat and water normally do not mix as easily and that is why we need sunflower lecithin to connect the two together.The mixing process is done at the factory in special cylinders that slowly let the oil mixture cool while it is being stirred, resulting in a beautifully smooth spread.

From these cylinders the spread is placed in tubs, all of which are covered with Cover leaf and a lid, ready to go to the store.

simple and delicious: make margarine yourself!

Did you know that you can easily make margarine yourself? By using a number of plant based ingredients you can put your homemade margarine on the table in no time. Tasty, natural and fun!

how to make margerine

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