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The Power of Plants

Discover the power of plants with Flora. Did you know that Flora is made from plant-based oils that naturally contain important nutrients? Flora is made with Sunflower oil which naturally contains Omega 6 and Vitamin E and is lower in saturated fats than butter.

Plants are the future!

Choose plants for a better living

Meat and dairy are water and land intensive foods which have a huge impact on the environment. A shift towards a plant-based diet can help reduce this impact and improve utilisation of natural resources. More and more people are becoming aware of the impact of their food choices on the planet. As a result, they are choosing fewer animal products in their diet such as meat, fish, eggs or dairy. Consumption of these products is the largest contributor to the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane.

Flora is constantly looking for ways to cut down its ecological footprint. An independent research agency has carried out a life cycle analysis (LCA) on the environmental impact of margarine production. The end to end process has been analysed and shows that the production of margarine is less damaging to the environment than the production of butter. The interchangeability of these two products means you can make a difference by choosing Flora.

From seeds to tub

Plant based Flora spreads produce less greenhouse gases and are less damaging to the environment than dairy products, such as butter. We are continually working towards making our production process even more sustainable. To know more about how the entire production process works from seeds to tub, please see below.

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Are all Flora products plant based?

Flora Original, Buttery and Salt Reduced are plant-based spreads. Flora Light will be plant-based by June 2019.

The consumer's need always comes first when developing our recipes. For example, for consumers who like creamy buttery taste but in a healthier spread, we have Flora Buttery for them and consumers who are looking for a low sodium alternative, can choose Flora Salt reduced. This way everyone can choose what is good for them without compromising on taste.

Why are not all Flora products are plant based?

Flora is working towards making all varients 100% plant based however, changing a recipe can affect the smoothness, spreadability and taste of a product. That is why sometimes it takes a little longer to develop a product that is fully plant based. Flora is aiming to develop 100% plant based products while meeting customer expectations in terms of taste, health benefits and texture.

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