Heated fats

Hello, you bonkers folks at Oatly. Can you please tell me if the saturated fats you use in the Original Oat Drink Barista Edition are heated? Thanks Ken
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  • Hi Ken,

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    All our products undergo a heat treatment (UHT) in the manufacturing process. Macronutrients (protein, fats, carbs) are very heat-stable and are not affected by the UHT, though, some vitamins—like vitamin B—can be affected and minimised by as much as 10-20%. However, these losses are accounted for in advance, our recipes are adjusted accordingly as needed, and our products contain the vitamin, mineral and nutrient amounts declared on the packaging.

    We make regular checks on all products to ensure that the declared nutritional values are correct, and nutritional values are verified at an external, accredited laboratory.

    I hope this answers your question.

    All the best,

  • Can you clarify so I understand correctly from the above answer that you add those vitamins, like vitamin B,  to the milk after it has been heat treated?

    My husband asks because he is on a plant based diet due to a serious illness and he is having to delve deep to find out what processes, ingredients etc., are in the Oat milk. At the moment he uses the one with only 3 ingredients as he reckons the least amount of ingredients means a more natural product but he still has doubts about UHT milk and what it does to the product.

    Your comments would be appreciated.
  • Hey Carol,

    Apologies for our late reply here. As mentioned above, our products undergo a heat treatment (UHT) in the manufacturing process and we add calcium and vitamins before the heat treatment process begins.

    You may already have taken this step but it may be helpful to chat to a dietician so they can advise on your husbands specific needs?

    Our organic drink (https://www.oatly.com/uk/products/oat-drink-organic) has the least ingredients so that may be a good safe space until then?

    Let us know if you have any other questions!

    Love, Oatly

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