Nestlé today announced the launch of a plant-based alternative to tuna, its first move into the growing market for plant-based seafood alternatives.

The plant-based tuna alternative can be used in a wide range of dishes such as salads, sandwiches and pizzas. It has the flaky texture and rich flavor that makes tuna a favorite in many meals.

Made from a combination of only six plant-based ingredients, it is rich in nutritious pea protein, one of the most environmentally friendly sources of plant-based protein. It contains all the essential amino acids and is free of artificial colorings or preservatives.

Stefan Palzer, Nestlé Chief Technology Officer, said: “Sustainably produced plant-based seafood alternatives can help to reduce overfishing and to protect the biodiversity of our oceans. Our plant-based tuna alternative is delicious, nutritious and high in protein. We are excited to launch this great product, and other plant-based fish and shellfish alternatives are already under development.”

Nestlé developed the tuna alternative within 9 months, leveraging its deep expertise in protein science and proprietary technologies. The company already offers a variety of plant-based products, including alternatives to burgers, mince, meatballs, sausages, cold cuts, chicken nuggets, and chicken filets.

The products are developed by Nestlé Research in Switzerland and the dedicated R&D Centers for food in Germany and the United States. To increase speed-to-market, products are rapidly prototyped and tested in selected retail outlets, and first commercial batches are produced in Nestlé R&D facilities.

Eugenio Simioni, Market Head for Nestlé Switzerland, said: “We are delighted to launch this strategic expansion of Nestlé’s plant-based offerings in the Swiss market first. It is another example of the innovation strength of Nestlé in Switzerland, and the exceptional capabilities and expertise we have in this country in the area of food and nutrition.”

The product will be first launched under the Garden Gourmet brand in Switzerland. The launch will feature both the chilled product, which is available in a glass jar, as well as plant-based tuna sandwiches in select stores. Further rollout plans will be announced in due time.


ネスレの最高技術責任者であるStefan Palzer氏は、次のように述べています。「持続可能な方法で生産された植物ベースのシーフード代替品は、乱獲を減らし、海洋の生物多様性を保護するのに役立ちます。植物ベースのマグロ代替品は、美味しく、栄養価が高く、タンパク質が豊富です。この素晴らしい製品を発売するために、そして他の植物ベースの魚介類の代替品はすでに開発中です。」



ネスレスイスの市場責任者であるEugenio Simioni氏は、次のように述べています。「スイス市場でネスレの植物ベースの製品を戦略的に展開することを、私たちが最初に発表できたことを嬉しく思います。これは、まさにスイスにおけるネスレのイノベーションの強みと、卓越した食品と栄養の専門知識の成果でしょう」

この製品は、スイスで最初にGarden Gourmetブランドで発売されます。新商品の公開は、ガラス瓶に入った冷蔵製品と、ツナの植物代替品でつくったサンドイッチの両方を取り上げます。今後の展開は、またすぐに発表される予定です。