News

Men’s Fitness Highlights Vegan Sea-Based Protein Sources

Algae, seaweed, and a widespread pond plant called the “water lentil” could be the future of sustainable, animal-free protein.

Men’s Fitness magazine recently recommended three plant-based sources of protein it says “you’re not eating, but should.” Macroalgae and microalgae is highlighted for being packed with vitamins and minerals (including A, V, E, folate, calcium, iodine, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids), carbohydrates, and proteins—with the macro variety being composed of 50 percent protein and the micro leveling at 70 percent. The fitness publication also touted spirulina, a form of microalgae, as having more protein and iron than 20-percent-fat ground beef. Seaweed’s protein-per-calorie ratio (1 gram per 10 calories, or 50 grams per 100 calorie serving), beneficial amino acid profile, high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B12 make it another top pick, while duckweed—a small, floating aquatic plant regularly harvested from ponds and still water in much of Asia—is spotlighted for having “among the highest protein levels in the plant kingdom.” Dubbed “water lentils” by the French, duckweed even outpaces soy in terms of protein, with 45 percent compared to the bean’s 36 percent.

More News

POC-Owned Vegan Lipstick Brand Debuts at Target

Vegan Bawse Lady red lipstick, and other hues aimed at women of all skin tones, will be available at 100 Target stores by May.
Read More »

New Bleeding Vegan Burger Debuts at Costco

California company Don Lee Farms enters the veggie burger 2.0 game with its organic and raw plant-based patty that bleeds beet juice—now available at Costco, with Walmart, Whole Foods Market, and Smart & Final to follow.
Read More »

Craft Brewery Modern Times Opens Vegan Lounge

The brewery's vegan founder Jacob McKean is adding plant-based fare to all tasting room locations.
Read More »

Kat Von D Honors Drag Queen Divine with New Makeup Line

The vegan makeup mogul has created an eyeshadow palette and lipstick to celebrate the life of the legendary drag queen and promote self-expression, artistry, and positivity.
Read More »

NYC Fashion Mogul to Debut Vegan Cheese Brand

Joshua Katcher—founder of vegan fashion brand Brave Gentleman—has teamed with vegan tattoo shop owner Dina DiCenso to launch artisanal vegan cheese brand RIND.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »