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Why is butter yellow? 

We answer all your important butter-related questions. Why is butter from New Zealand yellow? The yellow-orange colour of New Zealand butter is perfectly natural. A natural pigment, beta-carotene, provides this yellow colour.

May 03, 2023


Digestive wellness and the power of probiotics

Our gut is often referred to as our second brain. It’s why we get a ‘gut feeling’ about something when we’re making difficult decisions or those butterflies in our stomach when we’re nervous.

April 21, 2023


Why is milk white?

It’s a tough question, so here’s one of our experts to explain the answer. Fonterra’s Principal Research Scientist, Sheelagh Hewitt, says it all comes down to how milk reflects light.

April 13, 2023


Milk and your immune system – Good Together

Is it possible to boost your immune system? What if you improve your diet? Make other lifestyle changes in the hope of producing the best immune response? How can dairy help?

April 05, 2023


Bringing the New Zealand flavour to the world’s largest food and beverage event

At the end of February, Fonterra showed up at Gulfood in Dubai, the world’s largest food and beverage event – to showcase our fantastic range of products to the world.

March 20, 2023


Anchor Probiotic+ Yoghurt supports your inner wellbeing and gut health

We believe there is so much goodness in milk that it's like a true superfood. With every serve providing essential nutrients such as Vitamin B2, B12, calcium, phosphorus and potassium*.

November 23, 2022


Advancing our Active Living Business

The way people manage their health and wellness is being revolutionised, and we’re seeing this trend growing more prominently due to COVID-19. Consumers are rethinking what it means to age well, are being proactive with their health and taking a holistic perspective on their wellbeing. This has given rise to a range of consumer solutions targeting specific health and wellness needs, which Fonterra is well placed to take advantage of.

June 22, 2022


Grass-fed gaining traction in Vietnam

As Fonterra focuses on growing our business in South East Asia, customers are starting to see the value in its grass-fed claims

April 29, 2022


Awards Roll In For NZMP’s Organic Butter - Carbonzero™ Certified

Hot on the heels of winning the ‘Sustainability Innovation Award’ at Food Ingredients Europe 2021, NZMP’s Organic Butter - carbonzero™ certified has won the ‘Most Innovative Dairy Product Award’ at the Gulfood Innovation Awards 2022.

February 21, 2022