NASHVILLE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With plant-based eating on the rise, the Loma Linda® branded line of better-for-you, plant-based, shelf-stable foods is continuing to disrupt the global marketplace with TUNO™, its fishless canned seafood made with a proprietary blend of soy, seaweed, yeast, sunflower oil and other natural ingredients. With consumer adoption for plant-based foods increasing daily, Loma Linda has now placed TUNO at retailers worldwide, including the United States, Australia and the UK, continuing its mission to provide affordable, sustainable and healthy sources for plant-based food for all lifestyles and taste preferences around the globe.
"Overfishing is a global problem that's getting worse by the day. With the Atlantic and Indian Oceans under siege, and the Pacific under review, our latest innovation, TUNO, is addressing the long-term need for alternate protein sources," said 40-year veteran in fisheries, ANF founder and chairman, J. Douglas Hines. "Yet the unsustainability of tuna is only part of the issue—other oceanic pollutants like microplastics are also a real concern; TUNO gives people a delicious, shelf-stable and earth-conscious solution."
Two-thirds of consumers (66 percent)1 already regularly or sometimes eat plant-based, while another 44 percent2 are actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets. As meatless meats and vegan cheeses began gaining momentum at a rapid pace, Hines saw a real need for fishless seafood options that everyone could enjoy.
"Plant-based seafood options have historically been associated with expensive price tags and paltry nutritional content," said Hines. "With TUNO priced at just $1.99 per can, packed with high protein and Omega-3s with comparable texture and taste, it rivals traditional canned tuna in many ways."
Loma Linda's TUNO, available in easy-open cans and a convenient 3 oz. pouch in flavors like Sriracha, Lemon Pepper, Thai Sweet Chili and Sesame Ginger, is now available at retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Shaw's, Sprouts, Food Lion, Ingles, Jewel, and Meijer, and will soon be on shelves at leading retailers in Australia and in the United Kingdom. It is also available at many specialty grocers and online at Amazon and Zulily, with more to come this year.
About Atlantic Natural Foods Headquartered in Nashville, NC, Atlantic Natural Foods is the leading shelf stable manufacturer and provider of Loma Linda®, Neat® and Kaffree Roma™ brand products. Its mission is to provide affordable, sustainable and healthy sources of plant-based protein food for all lifestyles and people to live healthier, longer lives. The company operates its own manufacturing facility as well as a joint venture project in Thailand. To learn more about Atlantic Natural Foods, please visit www.atlanticnaturalfoods.com or follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
1 According to a nationwide survey of 1,000 respondents, distributed via Google Surveys by Loma Linda 2 According to a nationwide survey of 1,000 respondents, distributed via Google Surveys by Loma Linda