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Is Flora good for you? Is it suitable for vegans, vegetarians and people with a lactose intolerance? And can you recycle Flora packaging? Find the answers to your questions about Flora right here in our frequently asked questions section and discover more about how we source our ingredients to give you plant goodness.

What is new about Flora?

We have developed our Flora range to provide a great new taste, with 100% plant goodness and only using ingredients from natural origin. Our Flora products now contain no dairy ingredients and are all approved by the Vegan Society. We have also improved the design of our packaging and have used 5% less plastic in our most popular 500g packs, compared to our old packs.

Why have we changed our Flora range?

We have changed our recipe as we believe we have now developed our best tasting, most versatile range of spreads that are 100% plant based. We have removed the dairy from our products too so that you can benefit from 100% plant goodness.

Why is Flora now 100% plant based?

We have launched New Flora, with a great new taste, 100% plant goodness and brand new packaging. We are excited to announce that all our Flora products are 100% plant based, with no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavourings. Great news for all those looking to increase plant goodness in their diets and for all vegans out there!

 

What does 100% Plant Goodness mean?

Flora contains a blend of plant oils which naturally contain omega 3 & 6, which are essential good fats needed by your body.

Does Plant Goodness mean your entire range is now free from dairy?

We do not add any dairy ingredients to the new Flora recipes, but given to our supply chain they may contain traces of milk. If you have a dairy allergy or intolerance, we recommend choosing our Flora Dairy Free, which is dairy free certified.

Why does my Flora taste different?

We are always trying to improve our products and after rigorous testing we believe we have developed a great tasting, versatile product that is now 100% plant based. We have improved our recipes, and now only we only have seven simple ingredients. All ingredients are from natural origins with no preservatives, artificial colours and flavourings.

Why are plant based foods good for you?

In the UK, we should in general be eating a healthy balanced diet with at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables and a varied diet to ensure that we have all the right nutrients. Our plant oils that we use are sunflower, rapeseed and linseed oils and these are referred to as ‘good’ oils as they contain more unsaturated fats. Rapeseed and linseed oils naturally contain omega 3 and omega 6 which are essential fats for our body. Sunflower oil naturally contains omega 6 fats.

Are all Flora products suitable for Vegans?

Yes.

Are all Flora products suitable for Vegetarians?

Yes.

Does this mean all Flora products are Dairy Free?

We do not add any dairy ingredients to the new Flora recipes, but given to our supply chain they may contain traces of milk. If you have a dairy allergy or intolerance, we recommend choosing our Flora Dairy Free, which is dairy free certified.

Why have you taken buttermilk out of Flora Buttery?

Flora strongly believes in the goodness of plants, that’s why we don’t add any dairy ingredients to our recipes and all our range is a 100% plant goodness.  Flora buttery still has a creamy buttery taste but the great news is that it is now 100% plant based.

I am lactose intolerant, is Flora suitable for me?

We do not add any dairy ingredients to the new Flora recipes, but given to our supply chain they may contain traces of milk. If you have a dairy allergy or intolerance, we recommend choosing our Flora Dairy Free, which is dairy free certified.

I have a dairy allergy, is Flora suitable for me?

If you have a dairy allergy, we would recommend that you use our Flora Dairy free product, which is dairy free certified.

Can I recycle the tubs?

The Flora tubs and lids are widely recyclable. Always check with local recycling centre if you are unsure.

What are the ingredients in Flora?

We now have 100% of ingredients from natural origins in our Flora spreads and have plant based recipes. Our plant oils are rapeseed, sunflower, linseed and palm oil.

Our recipe now contains: Plant oils (sunflower, rapeseed, palm1, linseed), water, salt, plant based emulsifier (sunflower lecithin), vinegar, natural flavourings, vitamin A.

Do you use buttermilk in Flora?

We don’t use buttermilk in our Flora range. We have recently changed our recipe and don't add any dairy ingredients to our products.

Is Flora still better for me vs butter?

Our Flora products still contain less saturated fat than butter. They also contain omega 3 and omega 6, which are good fats that are essential in your diet.

Are these suitable for baking, cooking, frying?

Yes they are all suitable for all cooking applications. The Light product can be used for baking but for best results we would recommend Original, Dairy Free or Buttery. For recipe tips and inspiration, why not visit www.flora.com/recipes.

I noticed Flora Original no longer mentions saturated fats on pack. Is it still good for me?

Flora Original still contains 67% less saturated fat than butter and now there are more good fats like omega 3 & 6 which are essential in your diet. If you’re looking to decrease your calorie and saturated fat intake, please try our Flora Light which has 40 calories per serving and 75% less saturated fat than butter.

I noticed Flora now has higher fat levels. What does this mean?

We are always trying to improve our products and we have increased the fat content in Flora which is designed to improve the taste and functionality of the product. Flora now has 100% of the ingredients from plants and from natural origins with no preservatives, artificial colours and flavourings. Flora still contains less saturated fat than butter and now contains more good fats like omega 3 and 6 in the product which are essential in your diet.

I noticed Flora Light now has more fat in it and higher calories. Is it still good for me?

We have increased the fat content in Flora Light to improve product taste and functionality, however it contains 75% less saturated fat than butter and contains 40 calories per serving (10g). Flora now has 100% of the ingredients from plants and from natural origins with no preservatives, artificial colours and flavourings.  Flora Light is a good low calorie choice compared with other ‘light’ spreads and butters and now contains more good fats like omega 3 and 6 in the product which are essential in your diet.

I noticed Flora Light now contains more calories. How does this now fit in with my Slimming World Diet?

Flora Light is now 40 calories per serving(10g), which now equates to 2 syns per serving which will still fit into your Slimming world diet, as you are allowed to have 15 syns a day.