Seaweed Goujons, Ireland’s next big thing? | Plant Based Ireland

Plantruption, an Irish food tech company, uses handpicked Seaweed from Ireland's West coast and other sustainable ingredients to produce plant-based seafood. The company, which stocks its products in Supervalu stores nationwide, is launching its second product -seaweed goujons.


“Our Seaweed goujons will be made with a tofu base and will include the Seaweed we use in the burgers. The goujons are fit to replace the traditional fish goujons being produced with a plantbased alternative that is also very friendly to our planet.” Says Adam Thompson, Business Development Manager at Plantruption.


“Our mission with our company not only lies with providing a plant-based seafood alternative, but our goal is also to disrupt the way food is currently produced. Our mission is to create plant-based seafood with technology, innovation, and a brand of sustainability with products derived from Seaweed. Our passion lies in seeing our oceans FLOURISH again! We source our ingredients from sustainable sources, and we also use 100% compostable packaging. This gives us the peace of mind in knowing that we can provide a food service while still being kind to our planet.”


The company is also working on a plant-based Cod Substitute. While plant-based Tuna has appeared recently in many forms, as the first fish replica, Plantruption aims to replace white fish such as cod with a like for like plant-based version. They have been working with Wageningen University in the Netherlands and an EIT (European Institute of Innovation & Technology) consortium. They aim to be one of the first companies in the world to create this type of product.


For more information, visit their website at www.plantruption.com


What do you think? Would you like to see more plant-based seafood-style products? Have you tried seaweed foods before? Let us know!

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