Coral's fish fillet on a plate

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Fermentation

Koralo Debuts With ‘New F!sh’, South Korea’s First Microalgae & Mycelium-Based Fish Fillet

Koralo, a German fermentation startup developing alt seafood in South Korea, has introduced its first product, New F!sh, in collaboration with partner restaurants Stylevegan and Monks Butcher in Seoul. The startup claims that New F!sh is the first of its kind fish fillet in the South Korean alternative seafood category. Koralo creates innovative clean-label seafood alternatives using microalgae and mycelium in a co-fermentation process. The company’s approach captures the oceanʼs nutrition by feeding microalgae to mycelium, mimicking the algae-based eating habits of fish. Working with local partners, the New F!sh product has been tailored to the region’s palate. According to Koralo, after many tests, the fillets have a juicy and flakey texture that doesn’t fall apart. Moreover, the product offers an authentic fish flavor while being low in …

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Food Service

OmniFoods & Neat Burger Launch Seafood Menu with Sustainable Twist in NYC

OmniFoods announces a new foodservice partnership with plant-based fast food chain Neat Burger to launch a seafood menu at the chain’s store in Nolita, New York City, from the 18th of October. As part of the collaboration, Neat Burger is introducing two plant-based seafood options: Neat Fish & Chips, a classic British delicacy, and Crispy Fish Sandwich, a favorite garnished with Neat Burger’s unique toppings.  Both menu items will feature OMNI Golden Fillet, a vegan alternative that is said to perfectly replicate the taste and texture of traditional battered fish. Made with pea protein, shiitake mushroom powder, and rice protein, Omni’s fish fillet received the Monde Selection Silver Award from the International Quality Institute in 2022. It has also been voted best vegan fish by PETA UK.  …

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Battered fishless fillets

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Meat- and Fish Alternatives

Birds Eye Launches Green Cuisine Battered Fishless Fillets in the UK

Frozen food brand Birds Eye has added Battered Fishless Fillets to its plant-based Green Cuisine range in the UK. The launch follows the success of the brand’s first alt-fish product, Fishless Fingers, which achieved £630,000 in sales in its first year. Inspired by Birds Eye’s popular conventional battered fish fillet, the new product is made with rice protein for a flaky texture. It is a source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and is coated in the same batter used for the traditional fillet. Birds’ Eye says the popularity of its Fishless Fingers has helped it increase household penetration from 9.1% to 9.8%, and the company believes there is much more potential for expansion in the alt-fish category. The Battered Fishless Fillets are now available …

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