Even the biggest food purists will lose their fishsticks over our animal-free seafood—developed through the same fermentation process that gave us beer, cheese, and yogurt.
Once we’ve obsessively sterilized our growing environment, we create a nourishing, living broth from tiny microbes. These microbes are gorgeous little workaholics that rapidly grow.
After pasteurization and cutting, we fine-tune taste and color with brewmaster control. Just the right dash of umami and sweetness is imparted to perfectly dupe the flavors of those million-dollar tuna and costly crustaceans.
AQUA uses a combination of traditional fermentation (using live microbes to create foods like cheese) and biomass fermentation (using naturally occurring, fast-growing microorganisms like algae or fungi) to create fish-free seafood. We do not utilize precision fermentation, which uses microbial hosts as “cell factories” to make specific ingredients, like enzymes and vitamins.
Nope! We’ve got bigger fish-free fish to fry. Instead of cultivating seafood from fish cells, we grow fishless seafood from tiny microbes. Our fermentation process delivers whole cuts of 100% fish-free filets. So EVERYONE can feast guilt-free (and gills-free).
Our products are 100% animal-free. No fish farming, aquaculture practices, or questionable doses of antibiotics are needed to make our delicious fish-free seafood.
Plant-based products are typically a mashup of plant proteins (like pea or soy) and carby starches. While helpful to the ocean, the end result can be ingredient-heavy, resource-intense, and nutritionally skimpy. At AQUA, we grow our cuts of fish-free seafood using a nutrient-rich broth that dishes out hefty substance with minimal ingredients. Also? The texture will make you emotional.
Tiny microbes combined with plant-derived flavors replicate the exact buttery texture and umami tang seafoodies love.
None. Nada. Poof. Your pregnant friend with all the intolerances can chow down every night of the week.
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