Plantbased Business Hour

Is Plant-based Seafood Going To Be Bigger Than Plant-based Burgers?

David Benzaquen, founder of Ocean Hugger Foods and vegan investor joins Elysabeth Alfano on the Plantbased Business Hour to discuss 1) the growth of plant-based seafood, 2) pain points for plant-based businesses and 3) who should be educating the consumer on plant-based products. It’s all on the Plantbased Business Hour. Full interview here and the audio podcast here. Below is a highlight clip (2:00) of David discussing the responsibility of the company to educate (or not) the consumer on health. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content from YouTube Open “Should Food Companies Be Responsible For Educating the Consumer on Health?” directly Now you can be a part of the conversation. The Plantbased …


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Guest Posts

David Benzaquen: Should Plant-Based Meat Companies Prioritize Health or the Perfect Taste?

*The opinions expressed here represent only the author, and not any companies he may be affiliated with. 

Innovation often brings with it heated debate, and plant-based meat is no exception. With the recent wave of highly-realistic meat alternatives, we’re faced with the question: is the perfect taste worth arguably imperfect ingredients?


OceanHugger eel

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Products & Launches

Demand Already Surpassing Supply for Ocean Hugger’s Plant-based Eel

Ocean Hugger Foods, creators of plantbased seafood, last month unveiled its new innovation, a freshwater eel product made from aubergine (eggplant), at the Dot Foods Innovations conference, in St. Louis, Missouri. The new launch follows the success of Ocean Hugger’s flagship product, Ahimi – a tomato based sushi of which the company reportedly sold 200,000 lbs of in 2018.


Veestro Delivery Service

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Vegan Tuna: Fish-Free Sushi Bowls from Veestro Delivery Service

Many delivery services in the food sector already offer vegan options, such as vegan burgers or sushi. The vegan-only delivery service Veestro has recently started offering vegan tuna, a service made possible by its collaboration with Ocean Hugger Foods. Customers can now order the Ahimi Sushi Bowl with vegan tuna from Veestro. The Ocean Hugger Foods brand, which produces plant-based vegan seafood, developed vegan tuna after founder James Cromwell observed the mass slaughter of tuna in a Japanese fish market. He used this event as inspiration to create the plant-based tuna alternative Ahimi. The vegan fish product consists of tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, water and sesame oil, and is part of the new Sushi Bowl at Veestro. The vegan bowl also consists of seaweed salad, …


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Top Stories

Vegan Seafood Makes Big Waves

Plant-based fish and “seafood” products like shrimp are selling like hot (fish) cakes at the moment and are a topic currently trending in our industry. This week, Good Catch Foods secured $8.7 million funding from a syndicate of investors and others are likely to follow suit.  Here we look at the key players in plant-based seafood currently making an impact and describe the products they have to offer either on the shelves right now or soon to launch.