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What kind of product is Blue Band Original?
Blue Band Original is a medium fat spread that is suitable for spreading, cooking and baking applications. It is made with vegetable oils and fats and has a delicious taste.
The Blue Band Original packaging has changed – has the product changed too?
The product still has the same great tastes and includes your 6 Good Start Vitamins and omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids.
How does Blue Band Original compare to Blue Band Spread for Bread?
Blue Band Original is a medium fat spread that can be used for spreading, cooking and baking. Blue Band Original contains 6 good start vitamins and Omega 3 & 6 for the growth and development of you and your children.
Blue Band Spread for Bread is a low-fat spread which is suitable for spreading only. It is a source of 6 good start vitamins; vitamin A, B1, B2, D, E & Niacin needed for growth and development.
Does Blue Band Low Fat Spread contain omega 3 & 6?
No, Spread for Bread does not contain Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, like Blue Band Original but contains 6 good start vitamins.
Why doesn’t Spread for Bread melt like Blue Band Original (in topping)?
Spread for bread is a low-fat product that designed to withstand ambient temperatures during transport, distribution and storage in Kenya. It may not entirely melt at body temperature. Nevertheless, the melting point is not linked to the digestibility of fats. For example, protein does not melt at body temperature, but we are able to metabolize them in our body. When using Spread for Bread for topping purposes it therefore does not melt as well as Blue Band Original. It may not entirely melt at body temperature. Nevertheless, the melting point is not linked to the digestibility of fats. For example, protein does not melt at body temperature, but we are able to metabolize them in our body.
Can you cook, fry and use Blue Band Original for spreading on sandwiches?
Yes, the uses for Blue Band Original hasn’t changed. You can still use it for cooking, baking, spreading and topping – all with the same results as before.
Is Blue Band Original halaal?
Yes, Blue Band Original is Halaal and is certified by the Kenya Bureau of Halal Certification
Is Blue Band Original kosher?
No, Blue Band Original is not kosher certified.
Is Blue Band Original vegetarian?
Yes, Blue Band Original is suitable for vegetarians, but it is not suitable for vegans as it contains milk solids
Is Blue Band Original gluten free?
Yes, Blue Band Original is gluten free
Does Blue Band Original contain GMO materials?
No, Blue Band Original does not contain material of GMO origin
Does Blue Band Original contain allergens?
Yes, the product contains milk proteins and soya and therefore it is not suitable for people with these allergies.
What is the product´s shelf life and storage temperature?
Blue Band Original has a 7-month shelf-life. Always check the best before date on pack before using the product to ensure that it is fresh and of the highest quality.
Blue Band Original can be stored at room temperature, but do keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Can you freeze the products?
No, the product cannot be frozen.
To ensure the product remains soft, smooth and easy to spread, always store it at room temperature and us it within its shelf-life.
Is the product suited for lactose intolerant people?
No, Blue Band Original contains milk proteins and is therefore not suitable for people with a lactose intolerance.
Where can I find the product in the supermarket?
Blue Band Original can be found in the margarine/spreads aisle in your supermarket and at your small shops near you, wholesale, stores.
If I have an issue or question on Blue Band, what do I do?
You can contact us on the below, share with us your details, and we will get back to you.
Does the product contain essential fats?
Yes, Blue Band Original contains essential fats – specifically Omegas 3 & 6
What are essential fats?
Essential fats are fats that the body needs but cannot be made by the body itself. Therefore (like vitamins) they should be eaten. There are two essential fats: alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3) and linoleic acid (omega 6). Essential fats are important for a wide variety of functions in the body from building healthy cell walls to making hormone-like substances that function as signalling molecules between the organs in the body. And they are important for future health, also for children, because they help to keep heart and blood vessels healthy.
Why is omega 3 & 6 good for me and my family?
Omega 3 & 6 are essential fatty acids which are vital to your body for cell growth rate at all ages. Omega 3 & 6 is therefore very important for children as it plays a role in cell growth as well as development
Where does the omega 3 & 6 come from?
The omega 3 comes from rapeseed oil (canola) which is rich in Omega 3. The Omega 6 comes from the rapeseed and palm oils, as almost all vegetable fats and oils have some omega 6 in them.
What is canola oil?
Canola oil is also called rapeseed oil. It is a seed oil which is extracted from the seeds found in canola flowers. It is naturally high in omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids.
Does the product contain fish oil?
No, the fats & oils in the product come from vegetable oils. Omega 3 & 6 can be found in fish oils, but we get it from rapeseed oil for Blue Band Original
Where do the fats & oils in Blue Band Original come from?
Some of the rapeseed oil comes from local Kenyan farms where canola flowers are grown, and the oil is extracted from the seeds. The rest of the rapeseed oil and the palm oil is imported from overseas.