Whole Foods to Sell Plant-Based Tuna in 3 Flavors

Whole Foods Launches Plant-Based Tuna in 3 Flavors Tuna salad sandwich over wooden background, close up. Homemade sandwich with tuna and vegetables for snack.

The grocery store chain recently announced that it will carry a new plant-based tuna product, and thus covering your fishy plant-based needs.

The three plant-based tuna flavors are a creation of Good Catch, a company co-founded by chefs and brothers Chad and Derek Sarno. Part of a growing phenomenon on alternatives to meat and fish, in vegan and environmental purposes, the company plans to also sell plant-based burgers, sliders, and crab cakes, pretty soon.

What is the tuna alternative made of, though? We’ll let them answer for themselves. “To create the unmistakable light, flaky texture of fine seafood, we start with a proprietary six-legume blend (peas, chickpeas, lentils, soy, fava beans, and navy beans) that’s brimming with flavorful protein. Then we add another star ingredient — sea algae oil. It’s rich in DHA, an essential omega-3 fatty acid, and lends a complex umami-rich flavor. The results? Delicious”.

Plant-based tuna is mercury-free

The tuna is gluten-free, dairy-free, and GMO-free. And if you have a shellfish allergy, worry not, you can consume it in peace. As for some things that advise against consuming canned tuna, like mercury, toxins, plastics, or microfibers – they’re not really a concern when it comes to plant-based tuna.

When it comes to nutritional value, this option also fares pretty well: it’s loaded with healthy omega fatty acids and also has about 14 grams of protein to keep you satisfied.  And the three flavors are “Naked in Water,” “Mediterranean,” and “Oil & Herbs.” They come in 3.3-ounce packages that cost $4.99 each.

Good Catch call themselves “passionate culinary rebels with a cause. Our mission is to preserve the ocean’s natural resources while introducing “seafood” choices that have the rich flavors and flaky textures of fine seafood and are made with plant-based nutritious, sustainable ingredients. This way, you get delicious meals that are good for you and the planet”.

Find out more about alternatives to meat, seitan, and meatless burgers here.

I’m a pop culture nerd who thinks too much about fried bacon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and life, the Universe and everything. I love food and sometimes you can see that on my hips, but I don't care that much about that.
What I do care more about is trying to eat healthier, even though I admit that I like to indulge in my food fantasies. I’m addicted to puns, so forgive me for that when you read my articles. I now know too much about nutrition to be fun to hang out with. So long and thanks for all the fish-based omega-3 fatty acids.

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