Nestlé has launched vegan ‘tuna’ following the success of other plant-based meat alternatives

Yvonne O'Halloran

Nestlé has released a flaky vegan ‘tuna’ that is said to imitate the flavour, texture and nutritional profile of tinned tuna in brine.

This launch comes after Nestle’s sales of plant-based meat products exceeded £166 million last year.

Vuna is the first plant-based seafood substitute that the company has created and has a pea protein base, rich in amino acids. The fishy alternative will be sold chilled in a glass jar and in ready-made sandwiches.

Nestlé has stated that the new product was created due to increasing numbers of vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians. This is also a great move for those wanting to tackle overfishing and support ocean biodiversity.

As of next week, Vuna will be available to purchase as part of Nestlé’s Garden Gourmet brand in Switzerland and If successful, it will be rolled out in other global markets at a later date.

Article written by Martha Moody- United Kingdom

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