SAGANA Coconut Spread: Like Butter but Better!

SAGANA Coconut Spread presents an easy choice for those looking for a healthy alternative to butter. This plant-based spread is made from 81% pure, non-hydrogenated coconut oil, 15% water, and 1.5% salt, with the consistency and flavor of table butter. A suitable alternative for vegans, gourmands, flexitarians, and the lactose-intolerant, it has all the goodness of butter despite being completely dairy-free: it is tasty, creamy, and has a great authentic taste and natural butter flavour.

It is also versatile, and can be used as a spread on bread as well as for cooking and baking. In fact, it can be substituted 1:1 in any recipe that calls for butter, and no one will be the wiser!

What distinguishes SAGANA Coconut Spread from other plant-based spreads is that it does not contain a blend of vegetable oils and is non-hydrogenated, with zero trans fat. Hydrogenated vegetable oil undergoes processing to enhance its taste, texture, and shelf life, and it is this process that forms trans fats, which are bad for the health. 

Palm-free, this spread is made from pure coconut oil, which is touted as a superfood. Coconut oil is high in Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), a unique type of fat that metabolizes faster into energy or turns into ketones, aiding in weight loss. MCTs also boost healthy cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol, which promote digestion, improved metabolic health and a lower risk of heart disease. This healthier alternative is further fortified with 35% Lauric Acid, which improves the immune system with its antimicrobial and antiviral properties. 

Originally produced for the export market, and proudly Philippine made, SAGANA Coconut Spread uses coconut oil supplied by a single source in Southern Luzon and sent straight to the manufacturing plant. 

SAGANA, which means “abundance” in Filipino, is a Swiss-Filipino social enterprise that responsibly sources from and works with smallholder farmers, cooperatives, and like-minded, accountable organizations that strive to employ sustainable practices, helping them create a positive social impact and protect the environment as they achieve highest premium quality to obtain for them higher earning rates. Compared to dairy butter, this plant-based alternative takes 70% less water to produce and emits up to 50% less of carbon dioxide in the process, making it a better choice for the environment, too. 

Switching to a healthy, natural, and more sustainable alternative to butter may be just what you need to start the year right. Try SAGANA Coconut Spread (FDA-approved in in the Philippines, and have passed the Swiss-European Union quality, food safety and hygiene standards), available at P255/225g brick through www.saganacoconutspread.com.ph and in select specialty grocery and vegan stores in the metro (see website for complete list of stockists).

For serving suggestions and recipes, follow SAGANA Coconut Spread on IG: @saganacoconutspread and Facebook.

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