‘Tuna’ sandwiches and pasta bakes may soon be back on the menu for vegans as North Carolina-based Atlantic Natural Foods, which owns vegetarian protein brand Loma Linda, gets set to launch its plant-based fish-free “Tuno” to the British market.
A new vegan seafood product is coming to the United Kingdom as Loma Linda gets set to launch its sustainable vegan tuna alternative in the UK.
The products, which are said to taste just like the real thing, have proved popular with consumers in the US who have been responding enthusiastically to the company’s plant-based protein offerings.
The vegan tuna tins come offered in three tasty flavours: Lemon Pepper, Sriracha and Spring Water. All of the products are low fat, a great source of protein, and contain an impressive 8 to 20% less sodium than fish.
The brand also offers sachets of the plant-based tuna in its fishless tuna range in Thai Sweet Chili, Lemon Pepper, and Sesame Ginger flavours.
But that’s not all as AAHF Chairman J. Douglas Hines hinted that more products may be heading our way, stating: “As we continue our journey in food development, we are pleased with the enthusiastic consumer reception of our ready-to-eat meals, and we’re exceptionally bullish on our newest creation, Tuno. Tuna to Tuno is a culmination of years of development. Going forward, we will continue to innovate and create long-term, sustainable protein sources and resources to support growing populations around the world.”
Loma Linda’s new vegan Tuno is expected to launch in UK stores in January 2019.
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