Over the last few years, veggie burgers have nearly gone mainstream. But Nestlé’s new vegan tuna — aka Sensational Vuna — will be a whole new taste sensation for vegans and non-vegans alike. The product will hit Swiss markets this year, then roll out globally. Sensational Vuna includes six ingredients: water, pea protein , wheat gluten, rapeseed oil, salt and a natural flavor blend. Free from preservatives and artificial colorings, the alterna-tuna contains all essential amino acids. Food scientists devised the product to have a flaky tuna texture and to suit recipes for salads, sandwiches and even pizzas, according to a Nestlé news release. Nestlé’s first foray into the plant-based seafood market is great news for overfished tuna species. “Sustainably produced plant-based seafood alternatives can help to reduce overfishing and to protect the biodiversity of our oceans,” Stefan Palzer, Nestlé’s Chief Technology Officer, said in the news release. “Our plant-based tuna alternative is delicious, nutritious and high in protein. We are excited to launch this great product, and other plant-based fish and shellfish alternatives are already under development.” Over the past few years, Nestlé has immersed itself into the plant-based meat sector. The Swiss company acquired veg brand Sweet […]

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