Algal omega-3 specialist Algarithm to supply DHA to ‘fishless seafood’ start-up Good Catch
Made out of chickpea, fava, soy, lentil, and pea, products in Good Catch’s line mimic the taste and texture of seafood. To make the products nutritionally closer, Good Catch has inked a deal with Algarithm to use the latter’s algal omega-3 DHA in its products.
The plant-based seafood maker's Crab-free Cakes, Fish-free Tuna, Fish-free Sliders, and Fish-free Burgers will all contain 350mg of AlphaMega3 algal DHA oil by Algarithm.
Algarithm spun out of parent company POS Bio-Sciences and first introduced its ingredients at the IFT 2017 show in Las Vegas.
The company uses a water extraction processing technique to improve taste and diminish odor from algae, producing oils, powders, and emulsions.
"With a mission to promote plant-based diets to improve health, save lives, and protect the ecology of our oceans, Good Catch is taking the natural foods industry by storm with their nutritious and delicious chef-mastered fishless seafood products," said Algarithm co-founder and managing director, Ben Kelly. "Algarithm is proud to have been selected to play a part in their success."
"We're creating great-tasting, healthy, DHA-rich vegan seafood by using cutting-edge technology combined with finest plant-based ingredients, so we thank our friends at Algarithm for helping our chefs make culinary magic happen with their wild-sourced algal DHA oil," said Good Catch co-founder Eric Schnell.
"The undetectable taste, texture, purity, and nutritional content make Algarithm's oil a perfect fit for us."
Most recently, Algarithm announced that it has pledged $100,000 annually to the trade group Global Organization for EPA and DHA omega-3 (or GOED), making the company a member of the trade group’s Executive Council on Education and Outreach.
Algarithm will be at SupplySide West 2018 this week at booth #1637 to present their line of “virtually tasteless and odorless” plant-based algal omega-3 DHA ingredients.