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The Flora Story

With a mission to help people look good, feel good and get more out of life, and a background in nutrition research, Unilever has been at the forefront of developing heart healthy margarine spreads for over 40 years.

Pioneering Heart Healthy Spreads

The link between increased consumption of saturated fats and poor heart health was firmly established in the 1950s. Unilever responded to this in 1964 by launching a polyunsaturated margarine, the healthier alternative to butter, lard and hard margarine which are all high in saturated fats.

Since then Flora products have all been adapted in line with new scientific knowledge.

Introducing Plant Sterol Enriched Foods

A more recent addition to the Flora range is Flora ProActiv plant sterol enriched spreads, which have been proven to actively reduce cholesterol absorption.

In 1999, the first Flora ProActiv plant sterol enriched spread was launched in Australia.

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