German frozen-foods company Frosta recently introduced vegan fish products at the Fish International conference in Bremen, Germany. The new Fish from the Field line of products includes three-kilogram boxes of breaded and fried fish, breaded crispy fillets, and fish cakes and are made specifically for the foodservice sector. Under the motto “harvested, not caught,” the products consist of vegetables, hemp protein, and linseed oil (added to impart omega-3 fatty acids) to replicate the nutrients of fish. Frosta—which has decades of experience processing frozen fish and vegetables—says it spent a great deal of time on product development and wanted to make sure they were free of unnecessary additives, flavor enhancers, or preservatives. “Seeing the potential for limited fish availability in the future, and given our specialization as a company which works with vegetables as well as fish, we thought it made sense to create this product,” a Frosta spokesperson told Undercurrent News. “Creating it was a little tricky because we wanted to use the smallest numbers of additives possible.” The products will be made available to Germany’s foodservice sector, including restaurants and cafeterias, starting in May.
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