Nestlé launches ‘plant-based tuna’ to protect ocean biodiversity

The new product is made from a combination of only six plant-based ingredients and is rich in pea protein

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Nestlé has launched a plant-based alternative to tuna, its first offering in the growing market for plant-based seafood alternatives.

The new seafood product is made from a combination of only six plant-based ingredients, is rich in pea protein and contains all the essential amino acids.

It took almost nine months for the company to create the tuna alternative, which was developed by Nestlé Research in Switzerland and the Research and Development Centres for food in Germany and the US.

Stefan Palzer, Nestlé Chief Technology Officer, said: “Sustainably-produced plant-based seafood alternatives can help to reduce overfishing and to protect the biodiversity of our oceans.

“Our plant-based tuna alternative is delicious, nutritious and high in protein, while also being mercury-free. We are excited to launch this great product, and other plant-based fish and shellfish alternatives are already under development.”

The product will be initially available in Switzerland.

 

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