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What levels of isoflavones do soya products contain?
Isoflavones occur naturally in soya beans, and are, therefore, in soya products. Isoflavone levels vary depending on factors such as soya bean type, harvest year, cultivation method and climate. The average quantity of isoflavones in our soya products is around 10 mg/100 g portion.
Does Alpro buy soya beans from the Amazon Rainforest?
No. We source our beans directly from farms where soya beans have been grown for many years, mainly France and subject to usual crop rotations. None of these farms are on land that has been reclaimed or deforested. In the past where we did source our beans from Brazil, they were also not from rainforest or deforested areas and were in line with a strict code of conduct set out in the Basel criteria, which ensures beans are cultivated with respect for the environment, people and responsible use of raw materials and agricultural products. We only buy from farmers that we have direct contact with and never on the open market to ensure a full traceability system from the harvesting of the bean through to the final finished product.
Can Alpro packs be recycled?
Yes. Tetra Pak® cartons are a lightweight, low resource, energy-saving form of packaging, designed to have minimum impact on the environment throughout their life. It is the only liquid food packaging made principally from a renewable resource – wood. The Tetra Pak® carton used for our products is designed to provide an energy efficient, airtight and safe means of packaging. The carton is a laminate of several layers of paper/ card, plastic and a single layer of aluminium. The aluminium does not come into contact with the product inside the carton because of a double layer of plastic that prevents this. Tetra Pak® have now launched carton recycling in the UK. Local collection schemes are being established in various locations around the country; more will follow soon. Cartons are not pulped with newspaper, magazines or other kinds of paper, so you should only put them in your existing recycling collection system if you are sure that Tetra Pak® cartons are accepted. The collected cartons are sent to a paper mill so that their strong, high-quality fibres can be recovered and used to make a range of new paper products, including carrier bags and envelopes. Check out Tetra Pak's® website for further information www.tetrapak.co.uk®
Can Alpro be used for cooking?
Yes. Alpro can confidently be used in the kitchen – there are many books available with recipes that use soya, plus we have a few easy, inspiring tasty recipes of our own on our recipes page. Cooking with Alpro has never been so easy!
Can Alpro be used to replace dairy?
Alpro can be used to replace dairy as it contains a similar amount of protein as dairy milk. Alpro is guaranteed lactose and dairy free, and with many of our products containing similar levels of calcium and vitamins to dairy products you can confidently use them in tea, coffee, on cereal and in all your favorite recipes. For some easy, inspiring and tasty treats please have a look at our recipes page.