The products are developed by Nestlé Research in Switzerland and the dedicated R&D Centers for food in Germany and the United States
Nestlé has announced the launch of a plant-based alternative to tuna, its first move into the growing market for plant-based seafood alternatives.
The plant-based tuna alternative can be used in a wide range of dishes such as salads, sandwiches and pizzas. It has the flaky texture and rich flavor that makes tuna a favorite in many meals.
Made from a combination of only six plant-based ingredients, it is rich in nutritious pea protein, one of the most environmentally friendly sources of plant-based protein. It contains all the essential amino acids and is free of artificial colorings or preservatives.
Nestlé developed the tuna alternative within 9 months, leveraging its deep expertise in protein science and proprietary technologies. The company already offers a variety of plant-based products, including alternatives to burgers, mince, meatballs, sausages, cold cuts, chicken nuggets, and chicken filets.
The products are developed by Nestlé Research in Switzerland and the dedicated R&D Centers for food in Germany and the United States. To increase speed-to-market, products are rapidly prototyped and tested in selected retail outlets, and first commercial batches are produced in Nestlé R&D facilities.