HEALTH & NUTRITION

The key to feeling good is to take regular exercise and eat a healthy, balanced diet. A balanced diet means eating in moderation from a variety of foods, so that we get all the nutrients our bodies need to function efficiently.

Most food carbohydrates, of which syrup is one, offer a base for tooth decay bacteria to grow and produce potentially harmful acid. The best way to look after your teeth is to brush your teeth carefully in the morning and at bedtime with a fluoride toothpaste. This will radically cut tooth decay in most people. There are other things you can do to help - like flossing your teeth, using a protective mouthwash and visiting your dentist regularly for a check-up.

Yes, it is produced from sugar cane.

All our products are fat and cholesterol free except Lyle's Squeezy Syrup Chocolate flavour, which contains 6% fat.

All our products are GM-free.

We strive to produce syrups containing natural ingredients. In some instances, we have added products that carry an E number to enhance performance. E330 (citric acid) is added to one of our Lyle's Squeezy Syrups (Strawberry) to achieve the correct consistency and to improve flavour. Citric acid is a naturally occurring organic acid found in many fruits especially citrus. It is involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.

None of our products contain monosodium glutamate (often referred to as MSG).

None of our products contain nuts.

All our products are gluten free.

Lyle's Squeezy Syrup Chocolate flavour contains skimmed milk powder. None of our other products contain milk or milk derivatives.

None of our Lyle's products contain fish oil or gelatin.

All our products are fine for pregnant women.

We used to sell Lyle's Golden Spread which contained pectin which is a polymer containing galacturonic acid, which may digest to galactose but all our current products are pectin free.

All of our products are suitable for vegetarians. All our products are suitable for vegans except Lyle's Squeezy Syrup Chocolate flavour, which contains skimmed milk powder.

We currently hold Kosher Certification for: Lyle's Golden Syrup, Lyle's Golden Syrup Maple Flavour, Lyle's Black Treacle & Lyle's Squeezy Syrup. The London Beth Din audits our premises and production procedures annually and issues certification on the basis of this audit.