US lactose-free dairy manufacturer Green Valley Organics has launched a lactose-free butter product which it says is the first on the US market that is both lactose free and certified organic.

Green Valley said the new product, which contains “a light touch of sea salt… meets the desire for real dairy, made the traditional way”.

“Green Valley Organics lactose-free butter has only four ingredients: pure organic cream, sea salt, lactase enzyme, and cultures,” the company said. “It is certified organic, certified kosher, and gluten-free. The cream used in Green Valley Organics lactose-free butter comes from certified organic family farms in the heart of Sonoma County, located north of San Francisco along the California coast.”

“As more Americans turn towards simple, unprocessed foods, butter is once more embraced as a wholesome treat and a pantry staple for home cooks of many different culinary heritages,” Green Valley said. “Just in time for the holiday baking season, the new lactose-free butter opens the door for millions of lactose-sensitive families to make countless recipes including butter crust for pies, savoury turkey stuffing, sauces, holiday cookies, cakes and more.”

The lactose-free butter is available at retailers including Sprouts, Meijer and Gelson’s. Green Valley said the product is seeing “growing distribution into other store chains”. The butter has a suggested retail price of $4.99 for a half-pound block.

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In 2014, Green Valley launched its first lactose-free cream cheese product.