Fora Foods has released a vegan butter made primarily from aquafaba – the viscous water in which chickpeas have been cooked – available to buy in the US nationwide.
Dubbed as FabaButter, the dairy-free alternative retails at $7.49 and is stocked in all Eataly stores across the States.
Brad Farmerie, the executive chef of PUBLIC restaurant in New York a Michelin-star recipient said FabaButter was: “The best vegan butter I’ve ever tried.”
The company also state the vegan spread is environmentally-friendly, with a carbon footprint four times smaller that than of dairy butter. It also sources its aquafaba as a waste byproduct from hummus manufacturers.
‘A more sustainable plant-based food system’
Fora Foods, founded by Aidan Altman and Andrew McClure back in 2017, aims to ‘move toward a more sustainable plant-based food system’ by reinventing dairy-products with plant-based alternatives.
The company claims FabaButter is the first plant-based product that tastes and bakes just like butter, stating on its website: “Not only can you cook with it, but you can bake with it, melt it, and spread it in any application your culinary heart desires.”
You can click here to find out more about the product.