Manufacturer AarhusKarlshamn's new variety of oil spray, called Less Cal, claims to have raised the low-cal bar for spray oils.

It has no cholesterol and fewer calories per typical 0.4ml serving than other pan sprays on the market.

"Less Cal allows consumers to enjoy their food without blowing their low- fat lifestyle," said retail marketing manager Suzanne Heffernan.

The oil is approved by the Vegetarian Society and comes in a 250g silver spray canister in sunflower and olive oil varieties. It can be used for spraying onto grills, as well as basting, roasting and shallow-frying.