A plant-based tuna alternative is now available for consumers. North Carolina-based Atlantic Natural Foods (ANF) says its TUNO – made from non-GMO textured soy flour – is now distributed to major retailers under the Loma Lina brand.
According to the company, converting canned tuna consumers to a plant-based alternative represents a large market opportunity. ANF founder and chirman, J. Douglas Hines was an investor of the largest distant water fishing fleet operation in the western Pacific Ocean, and says he experienced firsthand the strain being placed on global fish stocks.
“This made the need to create alternative protein sources that could replace everyday foods like tuna our top priority,” Hines said.
ANF began developing its TUNO seafood alternative five years ago, and is available online at Amazon, and will soon be sold at select natural retailers and traditional grocers such as Walmart, Safeway, Sprouts, Food Lion, Price Chopper and others by early 2019.