Have you missed the taste and pleasure of eating cheese because of high cholesterol and advice from your doctor? Well there is now a solution in the form of LoCol, a delicious alternative to standard Cheddar cheese.
LoCol is manufactured in exactly the same way as traditional Cheddar cheese using fresh cows milk and traditional farmhouse cheese making methods and recipes. The only difference is that the butterfat in the milk (high in saturated fat and cholesterol) is removed and replaced with Vegetable Oil. This makes a product that is just like Cheddar but has significant health benefits. LoCol contains all natural ingredients, is GM free and suitable for Coeliacs.
What is LoCol?
LoCol is a cheese alternative product that tastes and performs like Cheddar cheese. This is because the product is made in exactly the same way, the only difference being that the cream is removed from the milk and replaced with vegetable oil. All other ingredients used are as per standard Cheddar cheese.
LoCol is matured in the same way as Cheddar and develops cheese flavour in exactly the same way.
The butterfat contained in standard Cheddar is the reason consumption of cheese containing milk-fat is discouraged by GP’s for people with high cholesterol. Butterfat contains two thirds saturated fat, these are fats most commonly associated with heart health risks. The Vegetable Oil that replaces the milk fat not only contains high levels of plant sterols but is also low in saturated fat, low in cholesterol and contains 75% less saturated fat than standard cheddar.
Why was LoCol developed?
As cholesterol issues came to the forefront of medical conditions as one of the major contributors to heart disease, several products were developed to target the reduction of cholesterol. Cheese is a product that, due to the relatively high fat content and the high levels of saturated fats contained in that fat, is "off the menu" for sufferers of high cholesterol and diabetes. LoCol gives consumers the ability to enjoy adding that cheddary taste back into the diet, whilst reducing cholesterol (as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
* The beneficial cholesterol reducing effect is obtained with a daily intake of 1.5-3g of various plant sterol/stanol containing products and as part of a well balanced cholesterol reducing diet.
Technical developments made since the product's inception have resulted in a cheese alternative that tastes and performs like Cheddar and can be utilised in all similar applications.
Nutritional Information for LoCol (per 100g)
Of which sugars 0g
Fat 34g of which saturates 5g
Mono unsaturates 10.5g
Poly unsaturates 18.5g
Skimmed Milk (64%)
Maize Oil (34%)
LoCol is currently available in Sainsburys and Waitrose.