Finnish food group Raisio has developed a Benecol spread that is a blend of canola oil, rapeseed oil and butter.

The company said the new product “tastes like butter” but contains less saturated fat. The product has been granted the heart symbol by the Finnish Heart Association and the Finnish Diabetes Association.

The product is initially being rolled out in Finland with an RRP of EUR3.99 (US$4.53). Raisio has applied for a worldwide patent for the blend.