What is Tosago® and why is it environmentally conscious?
We produce Tosago®, which is a seaweed caviar designed for sushi. We produce the product, which is an alternative to masago and tobiko.
What is masago?
Masago is roe from the capelin fish, a fish that is important for marine ecosystems. The roe is coloured and flavour is added ready to be made into sushi.
The fishing quotas for capelin have decreased year after year. This is because the stock is declining and there is high demand. In several countries, where it was previously considered sustainable to catch capelin fish, it has now been banned. Tosago® is the most environmentally proven alternative to masago – by switching from masago to Tosago®, we help each other to maintain and even increase the fish stocks.
What is tobiko?
Tobiko is roe from the flying fish, a fantastic fish, which, when airborne, can reach up to 70 km/h. The roe is coloured and flavour added – providing a delicious crunch for sushi.
By switching from tobiko to Tosago® means that in future it will be possible to see these fantastic fish fly over the water. By using Tosago® you won’t be eating the next generation of flying fish