While there are a growing number of companies creating plant-based alternatives to meat products, Ocean Hugger Foods has just debuted a new seafood alternative called 'Unami.'
Unami is a plant-based product that is meant to serve as a vegan alternative to freshwater eel (unagi). The dish is made from eggplants and uses Ocean Hugger’s patent-pending process to mimic the texture of real eel. To give Unami its fishy flavor, the eggplant base is marinated in a combination of gluten-free soy sauce, mirin, and algae oil. The result is a ready-to-use vegan seafood product that is a great option for Japanese dishes such as sushi and rice bowls.
Not only is Unami a vegan-friendly, non-GMO, gluten-free alternative to real eel, the plant-based product is also eco-friendly as it does not contribute to the continued decline of freshwater eel populations.
Image Credit: Ocean Hugger Foods.