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New Suma Organic Sunflower & Soya Spreads

Submitted by on January 14, 2016 – 12:59 pm3 Comments


*STOP PRESS* – We have just heard that our OG Soya Spread has won 2015 Best Product in the Health Food Business UK awards.

Just like many of our customers, we at Suma are great believers in organic agriculture, sustainability and the reducing routine use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers.

We’re really excited to introduce Suma Organic Sunflower Spread and Organic Soya Spread in 500g size packs.

This is in addition to our existing range of conventional Sunflower, Soya and Olive spreads, which we will continue to stock.

**To the best of our knowledge we are the only company to offer Organic Soya Spread in the UK **

We use only natural solid fats in both these new spreads – including fats from coconuts and palm fruit.
The organic palm is RSPO certified from sustainable forests in Colombia and Brazil.

In order to retain maximum natural goodness, the production process is kept as gentle as possible.

With a fat content of 70% it is fantastic for baking as well as spreading, shallow frying and for making sauces.

In addition to being certified 100% Organic, like our other non-Organic spreads they have many benefits:

  • No dairy
  • No gluten
  • No GM ingredients
  • Non-hydrogenated
  • No artificial additives or preservatives
  • No Salt (Sunflower Spread)
  • Low Salt (Soya Spread)
  • 70% Fat content

Our Sunflower is naturally a good source of Vitamin E (25mg/100g), and the Soya a good source of Omega 3 (3g/100g).

Organic Sunflower Spread (order code MA065)

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Sunflower oil* (44 %), Water, Vegetable Fats* (Palm Oil*, Coconut Oil* in varying proportions), Carrot Juice*, Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin; Lemon Juice*, Natural Flavourings.
*Products of Organic Agriculture

Organic Soya Spread (order code MA060)

View Suma Organic Soya Spread on


Soya oil* (43%), Water, Vegetable Fats* (Palm Oil*, Coconut Oil* in varying proportions), Carrot Juice*, Lemon Juice*, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin*; Natural Flavourings*, Raw Cane Sugar*, Sea Salt (0.09%).
*Products of Organic Agriculture

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  • Dear Suma,

    Please could you try to source vegetable spreads that do not have palm oil in them. Even RSPO certified products do not guarantee that the produce does not contain palm oil from destroyed rainforest, because they operate an off-setting scheme for most of their certification.

    Palm oil current contributes significantly to the destruction of the rainforests around the World, currently 80,000 acres of which is being destroyed daily, along with 147 species, PER DAY! (Source: Scientific American).

    Surely an extra few pence fore a tub of margarine is worth it to help slow this biological holocaust.

    Thank you,

    Hi Martin, i have asked our Chilled buyer to look into this.

    Thanks for you comment, DannyB

  • Sarah Garcia says:

    Hi. I just wanted to check if you can guarantee that the palm oil used in your vegetarian suet comes from a source that does not contribute to deforestation etc. [see Martin Redman’s post of August this year]. I run a whole food stall and have been asked for vegetarian suet for making mince meat, but don’t want to stock it if there’s any chance that it’s isn’t 100% ok.

    Thanks very much.


  • Danny says:

    Thank you for your enquiry about palm oil in Suma brand vegetarian suet.

    We are committed to responsible sourcing of all ingredients that go into our products, and recently audited palm oil as an ingredient. All of the palm we use is RSPO sourced, and where possible we are reducing (blending with coconut or other oils) or eliminating altogether. This is an ongoing project, however Ethical Consumer magazine recently awarded us ‘Best Buy’ status for palm use.

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