Current Foods has been making major waves with their wildly innovative take on plant-based seafood. Using science, along with boundless imagination, the new company has created products with the taste, texture, and appearance of actual seafood. Besides great flavors, their products are packed with nutrition that includes omega-3, iron, and vitamin B-12.
Choosing to not go with the flow, Current Foods is charting territory previously avoided by other brands that offer plant-based seafood. The best part is the ingredients, which are simple and easy to pronounce. For texture, they use bamboo and potato. Radish and tomato provide the color, while protein comes from algae and peas.
For people with plant-based lifestyles or those interested in including more greens into their diets, this is the sunken treasure we’ve been waiting for. Their initial offerings include Current Tuna, which is available in four flavors: Original, Roasted Sesame, Yuzu Chipotle, and Ginger Tamarind. The second offering is their Current Salmon and comes in Smoked Black Pepper and Original Smoked.
After a soft-launch last year, Current Foods is preparing to flood the US market. They were just awarded the Guinness World Records title for alternative seafood, a notable achievement.
To secure the title, they crafted a massive, record-setting 589 pounds of plant-based ceviche using their signature Current Tuna. Following the achievement, the ceviche was distributed to food programs around the Bay Area. Jacek Prus, CEO and co-founder of Current Foods expresses the significance of the recognition:
“Having Current Foods be forever part of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS is representative of our company goal to blend the inventive with the familiar and reimagine the way we eat. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS is a storied institution. Seafood is a diet staple. Seafood made from plants however, is what we hope to make a new classic. And, we want to do this in a big way. Literally and figuratively.”
Prus founded the company in 2019 along with food technologist and Chief Science Officer, Sònia Hurtado.
Current Foods’ products are not only made for vegans, but for all diet lifestyles. They provide the benefits of actual seafood without the mercury or micro-plastics. Pre-order for their Original Tuna Cubes and Original Tuna Filet is now available. You can use the promo code: nextfrontier to get 4 packs for the price of 3.
Expect a wider release this year as they roll out nationwide to restaurants, retail, and e-commerce. Fans can follow their journey here, I’ve no doubt they’ll be making even bigger splashes in the future.
Plant-based seafood is here to stay and growing, making for an exciting time in food innovation.