Q: What type of vitamin D is used to fortify Oatly products?
A: Foods fortified with vitamin D use either vitamin D2 or D3. While discussion continues regarding which type is most available to the body, The Swedish National Food Agency considers both forms of vitamin D to be equally effective. You can find more information on vitamin D bioavailablity (here).
It's important to us to ensure that our products are totally vegan-friendly, so we use vitamin D2 in Oatly products. It's derived from the UV-irradiation of plant sterols or yeasts and is completely suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Oatly Oat Drinks Skinny, Original, Semi, Barista Edition, Whole and Chocolate are all rich in vitamin D, providing 1.5 µg/100ml, or 30% of the Nutrient Reference Value (NRV).
Oatly Organic Oat Drink is not fortified with vitamin D as current European legislation does not allow this.