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Hang on there, you cool person who is looking to read some extremely interesting scientific information on oats and plant-based nutrition. Before you take a look at the following pages and before you proceed to click ‘YES,’ we have a disclaimer that we would like you to read here.

IODINE

Iodine is a mineral known to be important for health. It's essential to the production of thyroid hormones, and also essential during pregnancy for ensuring the normal development of the baby’s brain. There is evidence that many of us may not be getting enough iodine, particularly in pregnancy and especially if avoiding certain foods (e.g. vegetarians and vegans).

We're sometimes asked about the iodine content of Oatly Products, so here’s the current data:

  • Organic Oat Drink 0.1 ug/100 g
  • Original/Barista Edition/Whole/Semi/Skinny 5 ug/100 g
  • Oat Drink Chocolate 8,5 ug/100 g
  • Creamy Oat (chilled – black packaging) 5 ug/100 g
  • Organic Creamy Oat 0.1 ug/100 g
  • Creamy Oat Fraiche Less than 0.2 ug/100 g

We have started to fortify our oat drinks with iodine. The level of iodine will be 22.5µg/100 ml in all oat drinks except the Organic Oat Drink. Oatly oat drinks will therefore be rich in calcium, iodine, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and vitamin D.

Fortification has already begun with new Oat Drink Chocolate Deluxe. We expect iodine fortified variants of all our oat drinks (except Organic Oat Drink) to be in store by early in the New Year.

You can find more information on iodine (here).

You may also like to read:

Issue 14 of 'The Oatly Way' which has a special feature on iodine (here)

The Complete Nutrition article ‘The Need for Iodine'. December 2019/January 2020 (here)

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