Plantruption: Transforming Irish seaweed into sustainable alt-protein seafood

Irish Seaweed Burger © Plantruption; Kelp forest image: Shutterstock

Using abundant local seaweed as highly nutritious, eco-friendly alternatives to fish, the Dublin-based startup is gearing up to tap into new markets in Europe and the US 

Seaweed has long been a staple of east Asian cuisine, usually as side dishes rather than as a primary source of protein. Today, algae have become a popular ingredient for plant-based food producers looking to leverage the nutritional benefits of natural food ingredients. In May 2020, Dublin-based Plantruption, the country’s first foodtech to use seaweed to make plant-based food, began selling its Irish Seaweed Burger product range at SuperValu outlets, the largest homegrown supermarket chain in the country. The fish products, made from sustainably sourced local seaweed, are now also...
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