Akami by German start-up Kuleana is a plant-based tuna alternative that helps to address concerns that consumers have with the seafood industry such as overfishing, plastic pollution and health concerns—especially related to micro-plastics, mercury, bacteria and parasites. The plant-based alternative to blue fin tuna resembles real tuna fish yet it is made from ingredients like algae, seawater, koji and vegetable proteins that fuse traditional and unconventional processing technologies.
The plant-based tuna alternative was developed by Kuleana to "get tuna off the table" by offering a product that competes with the taste, cost and convenience of the real fish product. The plant-based fish product has the potential to be especially appealing to sushi and poke restaurants.
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