Right now, overfishing is one of the main problems that our oceans are dealing with. The number of overfished stocks globally has tripled in half a century and today fully one-third of the world’s assessed fisheries are currently pushed beyond their biological limits, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
That’s why we as humans should look for vegan alternatives. One of them is vegan caviar. Vegan caviar is not only affordable and tasteful, but it is also a sustainable solution to caviar.
What is vegan caviar?
Caviar has always been considered expensive and lucrative food. Both the love and demand for this delicacy come with a price. Overfishing leads to the destruction of our incredible oceans and the species that live there.
But this is about to change. There’s a way where you can get the delicious taste and texture from fish caviar but in a more sustainable way. Vegan caviar is the answer.
Vegan caviar is an alternative to roe and caviar which normally affects the environment and the fish and shellfish within the oceans. It’s a great alternative in a much more healthy and environmentally friendly way.
Traditional caviar or roe comes from fish processed in two different ways. Learn about the differences between the two right here. Compared to traditional caviar, vegan caviar is a product that does not contain any animal ingredients or animal-derived ingredients, and that’s also why the product can be called ‘vegan’. No fish, shellfish, or other animals have suffered to produce vegan caviar.
Vegan caviar is made from seaweed and kelp. Read about the differences between kelp and seaweed here. Containing no animal ingredients it’s a plant-based product.
Seaweed contains a lot of great vitamins, minerals, and important nutrients. Furthermore, it’s rich in omega-3 fat and vitamin B12. Seaweed and kelp are sources of glutamates, which are amino acids that react with receptors on the tongue to create the umami taste, the one of five different tastes.
Why choose sustainable and vegan caviar?
There are many advantages and reasons for choosing sustainability. Below this section, you can find a sum-up of some of the great advantages your business can benefit from.
Sustainability is trending. People demand more sustainable alternatives. Whether it is clothes, plastic-free bottles, eco-friendly laundry detergent, or food in general. Choosing vegan options is not always the same as becoming a full-time vegan. For some, going vegan just means eating sustainably, respecting the world, and being aware of your actions.
Veganism is still a small fish in a big pond and vegan products are not offered everywhere. But the number of people who buy vegan products is on the rise.
To meet the needs and wishes of people you can use vegan caviar as a substitute. Try decorating your sushi with vegan caviar instead of traditional caviar. This makes it easier to eat sustainably. Show your customers that you care for the environment by using our vegan alternatives. It’s good for your business and a win-win for everybody.
Choose vegan because it is a helping hand to the world and not only because of trends and demands.
Overconsumption onshore and offshore destroys fish, sealife, and the whole marine ecosystem. At Cavi·art® we strive to contribute to a more intelligent, gentle, and sustainable utilization of marine resources. Instead of using fish roe but choosing our seaweed caviar, together we avoid consuming the next generation of fish and disrupting the marine ecosystem.
Sustainability is an important value for us. We, therefore, require that our suppliers of seaweed undertake to harvest on nature’s terms. This strengthens sustainable production and also contributes to maintaining a natural balance in the sea. Our products make a difference to the UN Global Goal no. 14. It gives you a label of sustainable production.
What is Cavi·art®?
Cavi·art® has become a very popular substitute for roe and caviar among the consumers and the food industry. The products are easier to work with, the cans are easier to stack, and a lot cheaper. Besides, Carvi-art is a better sustainable choice.
Cavi·art® is the best-selling vegan caviar in Europe and is beloved by gourmet vegan chefs.
Unlike the traditional caviar, Cavi·art® does not go rancid or change in taste after opening the jar. You do not need to consume it all quickly, as it can stay fresh for up to 3 months.
Another advantage of Cavi·art® is that it does not discolour and bleed into dishes like the traditional caviar. That makes it perfect for beautiful dishes that blow your guest’s minds.
Cavi·art® comes in different colours and tastes. The seaweed caviar gets its beautiful look from natural colours. The different tastes make it possible to use a range of dishes.
Enjoy Cavi·art® on your toast, pancakes, in your salad, or as a delicious supplement to your sushi rolls.
Get more inspiration on how to use Cavi·art® in your dish.
How is vegan caviar beneficial?
As mentioned before there are several benefits from eating vegan caviar not only for your body but also for the environment. Read the list below to get an overview of the different benefits you get from choosing a more sustainable vegan caviar.
Benefits for the environment:
- Secures the next generation of fish and sealife
- Vegan and vegetarian friendly – Contains no fish or animal products
Benefits for your body:
- Low on calories
- Rich in minerals and vitamins
- High on omega-3
- Without heavy metals unlike traditional caviar
Benefits for business:
- The best alternative to traditional caviar and roe
- Low and stable prices
- Easy to stack
- Long shelf life
- Stay fresh up till 3 months open
- Sustainable production
- Does not go rancid
- Does not change in taste
- Will not discolour
- Can be used in more ways than caviar
- Do not need refrigeration or freezing
- Made with only colourants
- For vegans and vegetarians as well as non-vegans and non-vegetarian
The bottom line
Some say vegan caviar is the roe of the future. We fully believe that it’s here to stay.
Our vegan caviar helps you, your health, and the environment. The marine ecosystem will benefit from you saying yes to the better sustainable production of eco-friendly food.