The company has “No Tuna,” its tuna alternative and “Zalmon,” its salmon alternative currently in distribution around the United Kingdom. The brand is a collaboration between Vegan XL and Netherlands-based restaurant chain Vegan Junk Food Bar.
So how is it made? ZeaStar’s vegan sashimi is a combination of Omega-3 oils, tapioca starch, and glucose. The product is made to be a total sushi replacement, with each piece designed to fit into a sheet of nori.
“The demand for tasty 100-percent plant-based products is growing rapidly worldwide. Reasons are diverse: health, ecological footprint, climate change which is largely attributed to the meat, fish, and dairy industry and overfishing—scientific reports are stating increasingly alarming numbers on fish stocks, implying that if fishing continues as [it does] now, oceans will be empty by 2048,” the company said in a statement, “As a distributor of plant-based products, Vegan Finest Foods can tell from its own experience that a shift is taking place in consumer habits.”
We may have grown accustomed to thinking of the oceans as a vast, unlimited reservoir of seafood and other resources, but given the increasingly imperiled state of our oceans and all of the creatures who inhabit them, this attitude needs to change. Fast. To learn more about how you can save endangered species such as the bluefin tuna and help preserve the marine environment for future generations, read up on the articles below:
- 10 Alarming Facts About Overfishing
- If You Took Seafood Out of Your Diet, How Would it Really Help the Planet?
- 6 Ways You Can Help Save Our Oceans
- Why we Need to Take Action Now to Prevent the World’s Oceans From Heading to a Dead End
- How Our Obsession With Convenience Impacts Marine Animals
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- Sushi Bowl With Sesame-Crusted Tofu
- Rainbow Sushi Rolls
- Spicy Tomato Tuna Sushi
- Mind-Blowing Watermelon Sushi
- Easy Sweet Potato Sushi
- Watermelon ‘Sashimi’
- Pepre Watra: Surinamese Spicy ‘Fish’ Soup
- Num Pang: Cambodian Fish Cake Sandwich
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
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- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
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