US Brand Fora Foods Debuts Vegan Aquafaba Butter

Vegan brand Fora's launched new Faba Butter, made from aquafaba and coconut oil. It's another example of mainstream use of aquafaba - the bring from a can of chickpeas - a growing vegan alternative, something we featured on our trendhub last spring.

Brooklyn, NY-based brand Fora Foods will debut the vegan "Faba Butter" this January at the Winter Fancy Food Show, New York. The new butter mimics the taste and texture of its animal-derived counterpart and is made with a blend of coconut oil, water, and aquafaba.

"We've worked with vegan chefs, and they tell us that it's the most functional butter alternative on the market that they have worked with," Fora co-founder Aidan Altman told Foodnavigator-USA. "You can make perfectly airy, crisp croissants where every other butter alternative falls short. It means consumers don't have to compromise."

We featured aquafaba in a foodwatching report back in March 2017, looking at what the product is, the science behind it and its uses. Find out more about it by reading the report on our trendhub, here. Not yet subscribed to the hub? Get in contact today to find out more.