Flora is launching a plant-based double cream made from fava beans that behaves like dairy cream - and yes, it can be whipped!
Margarine giant Flora, which made the bold decision to go completely plant-based in 2019 as demand from consumers for vegan products continues to rise, has launched a vegan double cream alternative that’s perfect for cooking and even whipping.
The allergen-free cream alternative, which is currently only available to the foodservice industry, is made from fava beans and vegetable oils and “delivers the same creamy richness as dairy” according to the company.
The versatile ingredients can be used in place of dairy cream in cooking and “provides creamy richness, depth of taste and indulgent mouthfeel.”
The company is proud to offer the plant-based cream to the food industry to help better cater for the rising demand for plant-based options. In fact, Upfield Professional’s Head of marketing, Alan Black, has hailed the product as a ‘game-changer for the foodservice industry’, according to FoodBev Media.
“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,” Balck stated.
“We create great-tasting plant-based foods – and Flora Plant is no different. It can be enjoyed by vegans and dairy cream lovers alike. We believe following a vegan diet, or a diet that requires the removal of specific allergens shouldn’t mean compromising on taste.”
Free samples of the Flora Plant double cream can be requested here.