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Lurpak is a well known butter brand, produced by the Danish dairy company Arla Foods. It has been around for over a century and is renowned for its premium quality and great taste. Today, Lurpak products can be found in many countries across the world and are used in both households and professional kitchens. But, is Lurpak vegan?
No, Lurpak is not vegan because all flavors contains milk.
Below is a table showing Lurpak flavors and its vegan status.
|Lurpak Slightly Salted Butter||No, contains Milk.|
|Lurpak Unsalted Butter||No, contains Milk.|
|Lurpak With Crushed Garlic||No, contains Milk.|
|Lurpak Spreadable Slightly Salted||No, contains Milk.|
|Lurpak Lighter Spreadable Slightly Salted||No, contains Milk.|
|Lurpak Lighter Spreadable With Olive Oil||No, contains Milk.|
|Lurpak Roasting Spray||No, contains Milk.|
|Lurpak Frying Liquid||No, contains Milk.|
Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Butter [Milk]
- Canola Oil
- Lactic Culture [Milk]
- Olive Oil
- Pepper Extract
- Vegetable Oil
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
Since milk comes from cows, it’s not vegan-friendly.
It does not say which vegetable oil used in some flavors and that is why we need to talk about palm oil. Palm oil is a very controversial ingredient. It has made the news and a lot of people are upset about the deforestation taking place. Companies are cutting down rain forest in order to make room for palm oil plantation, which is devastating for the ecosystem.
There’s a way to make palm oil more vegan-friendly and that is called RSPO. This is an non-profit organization that helps companies produce and buy sustainable palm oil with minimal impact on the environment.
Is Lurpak Vegetarian?
All flavors of Lurpark are suitable for lacto-ovo and lacto vegetarians.
|Lurpak Slightly Salted Butter||Lacto-Ovo & Lacto.|
|Lurpak Unsalted Butter||Lacto-Ovo & Lacto.|
|Lurpak With Crushed Garlic||Lacto-Ovo & Lacto.|
|Lurpak Spreadable Slightly Salted||Lacto-Ovo & Lacto.|
|Lurpak Lighter Spreadable Slightly Salted||Lacto-Ovo & Lacto.|
|Lurpak Lighter Spreadable With Olive Oil||Lacto-Ovo & Lacto.|
|Lurpak Roasting Spray||Lacto-Ovo & Lacto.|
|Lurpak Frying Liquid||Lacto-Ovo & Lacto.|
Milk is a common ingredient that is used by a lot of butter brands and for Lupark it’s no different. All flavors contains milk, but luckily for vegans, there are many brands that only vegetable oil in both butter and margarine.
Thanks for reading, take care!