Margarine producer Upfield has launched a vegan double cream in the UK.
Flora plant-based cream is made from fava beans and vegetable oils.
The company says the product behaves like dairy cream and is suitable for cooking and whipping and provides “creamy richness, depth of taste, and indulgent mouthfeel.”
Flora Professional Plant will be available in large containers for foodservice industry across the UK.
Alan Black, head of marketing at Upfield Professional, told FoodBev Media:
“Flora Plant is a game-changer for the foodservice industry. Not only does it cater to those following a vegan diet, Flora Plant helps chefs overcome the challenge of managing allergens, which if not handled extremely carefully, can lead to a loss in customers, or even worse, criminal prosecution.”
“We believe following a vegan diet, or a diet that requires the removal of specific allergens, shouldn’t mean compromising on taste, and with Flora Plant, operators know they can serve delicious dairy-free dishes to all consumers with total confidence.”