Vegan tuna from Ocean Hugger Foods drawing attention at Seafood Expo North America

“Vegan” and “tuna” are two words not often seen together. 

Perhaps it’s that novelty, or maybe it’s just that conference attendees like free samples, but the Ocean Hugger Foods booth at the 2018 Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts was bustling on Sunday, 11 March, the expo’s opening day.

Created by master chef James Corwell, Ahimi tastes like tuna sashimi, but is made from tomato, using a proprietary process. 

Ahimi is being marketed to the foodservice sector for use in sushi, nigari, sashimi, ceviche, tartare and poké. It is now available in Whole Foods, and in restaurants and corporate and college cafeterias in the United States and Canada.

The company, which is located at booth #2986 at the expo, said it is developing a range of new vegan and vegetarian products to offer alternatives to fish-based seafood.


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