New research by margarine brand Flora has suggested that consumption of omega 3 in the UK remains low as families are still not consuming sufficient quantities of foodstuffs rich in the important nutrient. The survey indicated that more than 80% of people were concerned that no one in their family was consuming enough omega-3.

Omega 3, found in oily fish and dark green vegetables, is thought to be important for heart health and brain function. Some experts believe it may also help learning and concentration among children, and may also be good for joint and health.

Flora has recently launched a new range of products with additional omega-3, including Flora Omega 3 Plus spread and mini drinks.