OK, we know you’re wondering what on earth we mean by ‘plant-based seafood’. ‘Vegan’ and ‘seafood’ are not usually in the same sentence. But that’s all changing now, and we’re here to tell you all about it!
We will introduce you to the best plant-based seafood brands that are revolutionizing the world of seafood substitutes. You no longer need to feel like you’re missing out on a taste or texture when it comes to all things fishy... Read more
Honestly, this is better than seafood. And it doesn’t harm the sea or the creatures that dwell in it. Need we say more? (Um, yes, read on for more juicy info!)
What is plant-based seafood?
Plant-based seafood is - no surprise here - seafood that is entirely plant-based. It contains no actual seafood and has not been anywhere near any. It’s for us vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, health and planet-conscious consumers.
The idea of vegan seafood is new, forward-thinking, and ready to hit the mainstream. You’re probably wondering what it's made of. And we don’t blame you. But trust us, you’ll want more. And more. Let us tell you that plant-based seafood is a game-changer.
The best vegan seafood that PlantX brings you is made of a range of nutritious, wholesome ingredients such as lentil flour, chickpea protein, konjac, and pea starch. It’s pure plant goodness in every bite.
Each seafood substitute has its own special recipe and its own special flavor so read on to decide which one you want to try first.
What is plant-based seafood made from?
Seafood alternatives come in all shapes and sizes. Uniting them is the fact they are all plant-based and all seafood-free. The best vegan seafood, which you can find on PlantX, is made from all-natural ingredients.
Common ingredients include plant-based starches, vegetables, soy, rice, seaweed, and legumes. Our range of plant-based seafood products feature ingredients chosen for not only their taste and texture properties but their nutrition profile. You can find full lists of ingredients on all of our product pages.
Why should I eat plant-based seafood?
Asides from the fact it's delicious? Lots of reasons, actually. It’s also about making our planet a better place for everyone and everything on it.
Farming seafood releases huge quantities of pesticides into the sea. This pollutes the sea and destroys marine life. Commercial fishing also kills sea species that aren’t specifically being targeted, such as dolphins and sharks. The WWF has predicted that most seafood species consumed by humans could be extinct by 2048. If you want to know more about the very serious reasons why you should eat vegan seafood, there is plenty that has been written about them.
But don’t forget, it’s not all doom and gloom! Plant-based seafood is wonderfully delicious and nutritious and we are confident it will convert even the most die-hard seafood fans to a plant-based lifestyle. Choose seafood without the suffering!
Top plant-based seafood brands
Whatever your preferred shape, we have plant-based fish options that will provide the texture and taste you are looking for. Nothing fishy here! Let's look at a few of our top-selling brands…
- Gardein - Crabless Cakes
Gardein Crabless Cakes are a quick and easy dinner any night of the week. Crispy and golden on the outside, they have a soft and flaky inside that makes the perfect seafood alternative. Enjoy this vegan seafood product with green beans and potatoes.
- Sophie’s Kitchen - Vegan Crab Cake
Another fantastic vegan crab cake, these are larger and can even be enjoyed in a burger bun for a quick lunch! Don’t forget the vegan mayo, lettuce, sliced tomato, and cucumber.
- Loma Linda - Plant-Based Tuno Black Pepper
Tuna has been given a much-needed plant-based makeover! These cans of vegan tuna are incredibly versatile. Try mixing with sweetcorn and mayo to put in a sandwich or on a baked potato. Sprinkle chunks over a vegan pizza. Or, if you’re lazy, just eat it out of the tin!
Good Catch - Fish-Free Tuna In Naked Water
Another awesome vegan tuna but this time without the flavoring. Mix in your own seasonings, or make a delicious vegan cheese and tuna melt with thinly sliced red onion. Cans of vegan tuna make an excellent addition to a quick and nutritious weekday lunch.
How to eat plant-based seafood
How you eat your plant-based seafood depends on what kind you choose to eat. Let's have a look at some of our products, to help you find the perfect one. If in doubt, try them all to find your favorite seafood alternative! Here are some more ideas to get you going:
Plant-based shrimp is versatile and delicious. Add this seafood alternative to soups, curries, stir fry, sandwiches, and anywhere else you’d find regular shrimp. Make a delicious vegan shrimp cocktail!
- Try plant-based fish fillets alongside fries and peas for that classic English chip shop taste. Don’t forget the vinegar! Or if you want something lighter, pair it with a crunchy salad.
- You can now even get vegan scallops! Yup, plant-based seafood really knows no bounds! Vegan scallops will deliver you that restaurant vibe at home. Panfry them with garlic, and a juicy combination of soy sauce, brown rice miso, lemon, and maple syrup.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is plant-based seafood good for you?
Our plant-based seafood alternatives are made from nutritious, all-natural ingredients that have undergone minimal processing.
For this reason, we believe they’re an awesome and healthy seafood alternative. Made with only top-quality plant-based ingredients, our vegan seafood brings you the goodness of mother nature, without the cruelty and unsustainability of ‘real’ seafood.
What does plant-based seafood taste like?
Seafood alternatives come in different tastes and forms. They tend to capture the delicate tastes of seafood using natural flavors and mouthwatering spices. Some also come in a sauce, or with extra herbs and spices, for a ready-to-go meal.
For example, Sophies Kitchen Vegan Toona comes in a mouthwatering black pepper flavor.
What plant-based seafood is highest in protein?
How much protein is in plant-based seafood varies depending on which vegan seafood product you choose. To give you a few examples, Sophies Kitchen Vegan Toona Black Pepper contains 10 grams of protein per can; Good Catch Fish-Free Tuna contains 14 grams of protein per can, and Sophie’s Kitchen Vegan Crab Cakes contain 3 grams of protein per crab cake.
If you are looking to increase your protein intake, check the nutritional information on the product’s page or packaging. Vegan seafood is generally a great source of plant-based protein.
Can you eat seafood on a plant-based diet?
Actual fishy seafood? Of course not! A vegan diet means abstaining from all animal products, and that includes seafood. But as you should know by now - that’s not a problem, and you don’t need to compromise on taste.
Plant-based seafood is here to save the day with its superior taste, texture, versatility, and convenience. All that, and none of the harmful damage to our beautiful planet or the amazing life that grows here.