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December 10, 2015

United States

California—New Wave Foods, Faux Shrimp


Dominique Barnes and Michelle Wolf got together about six months ago to start New Wave Foods, which is focused on developing a plant-based shrimp that will closely mimic the taste, texture and nutritional value of the real thing.


The shrimp prototype, which they plan to present at a demo in February 2016, is still in the works.  One primary ingredient will be a strain of algae that shrimp eat, an algae that gives wild shrimp their color and flavor.  Barnes and Wolf are also screening other plant proteins to add to the mix.  They want their shrimp to have the same low fat and high protein as wild shrimp.  The biggest challenge will be getting the texture right.


“Our goal is to make something that tastes great—that you could put in any of your favorite shrimp dishes,” Barnes says.


Information: Dominique Barnes and Michelle Wolf, New Wave Foods, 485 Jessie Street, San Francisco, California 94610, USA (phone 1-925-360-8386, email, webpage


Source:  A Healthier and More Sustainable Shrimp—Made with Algae Instead of Shrimp.  December 9, 2015.

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