Upfield’s Flora brand has launched a plant-based whipping cream alternative in the UK, which is targeted at the foodservice industry.
According to Upfield, the 100% plant-based Flora Plant whipping cream alternative “behaves just like dairy cream”, and is suitable for whipping, pouring and cooking in both sweet and savoury applications.
The product has been developed to help chefs deal with increasingly complex consumer diets, as the cream alternative is suitable for vegans and those following a gluten-free diet.
Alan Black, head of marketing at Upfield Professional, said: “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.
“At Upfield, 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, and with Flora Plant, operators know they can serve delicious dairy-free dishes to all consumers with total confidence.”
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