What's in Flora?
Sunflower oil ontains Omega 6 which helps in maintaining healthy cholesterol level in the blood, when consumed in right level and as a part of a healthy diet . But what more does it contain? We would like to tell you more about the ingredients in Flora.
Our plant oils
Sunflower oil naturally contains Omega 6 which is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, also called linoleic acid. Linoleic acid helps in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels in the blood, when consumed in right level and as a part of a healthy diet.
Canola Oil is extracted from the seeds of canola flowers and contains Omega 3 and is high in unsaturated fats. Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in your diet helps in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels in your blood.
Sunflower oil and canola oil are liquid at room temperature due to their mostly unsaturated fat coposition. To make Flora a spreadable product, a limited amount of 'hard fat' is required which gives Flora a firm, smooth structure which further makes it spreadable. Palm oil is used as a hard fat in Flora.
To make and keep Flora tasty and smooth
The recipe of Flora Original consists of just over one third of water. In Flora Light, the proportion of water is slightly larger, which means that it contains at least 25% less fat than Flora Original. Flora Buttery, on the other hand, is extra creamy as it contains more vegetable oils than Flora Original.
Emulsifiers are listed in the ingredient declaration as mono and diglycerides fatty acids and soy lecithin. We can mix the vegetable oils in Flora with water with the help of emulsifiers. This ensures that Flora consists of oils, but does not contain too much fat.
Citric acid is a natural ingredient that keeps Flora fresh longer and guarantees the correct acidity level. Citric acid is a food acid that ensures that antioxidants and preservatives can do their job well. This allows you to keep Flora longer.
To give Flora its natural, tasty flavor the recipe contains flavours. These natural flavors are made from natural ingredients which are extracted from natural sources and mixed by our taste specialist to guarantee the unique Flora flavor.
Flora is made with vegetables oils which naturally contain Vitamin E which is an antioxident and contributes to cell protection from free radical damage.
Vitamin A contributes to normal functioning of the immune system and helps in maintaining normal vision and healthy skin.
Vitamin D helps body to absorb calcium from the diet which is important to maintain solid bones and teeth.
Carotene is a form of vitamin A and gives the characteristic color to Flora. This component is found in, among other things, carrots and mangos. When added little bit of it, can give a soft light yellow color.
Discover all flora products
Flora believes in the power of plants and has therefore developed plant based products for you to cook, bake or to spread on your bread.
Read more about our plant based products here.
Do you want to know which ingredients are in your Flora?
If you do not use Flora Original and are interested in the ingredients of your product; you can find the entire range here.
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