This Company Makes Sustainable Shrimp Out of Algae

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 9, 2015
References: newwavefoods & fastcoexist
'New Wave Foods' is an innovative startup that is making sustainable shrimp out of plant-based ingredients such as algae. In recent years, a number of companies have begun producing vegetarian-friendly meat products. Although there are plant-based burgers, chicken and eggs, there are few vegetarian seafood options.

To fill this void in the market, Dominique Barnes and Michelle Wolf founded New Wave Foods. The company is dedicated to producing plant-based seafood products that are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The company's first product is sustainable shrimp made out of algae. In addition to algae, the faux shrimp also contain other plant proteins. The plant-based shrimp not only mimic the taste and texture of real shrimp, but they boast the same nutritional value as well.

Although the product is only a prototype at this time, the plant-based shrimp could provide a new seafood option for vegetarians and vegans everywhere.