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Vegan sushi goes global with help of Japanese food wholesaler

Japanese company to pitch tuna and eel alternatives to health-conscious

Nishimoto plans to sell Ahimi, a tuna substitute made from tomato developed by a U.S. startup company, in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

TOKYO -- Nishimoto, Tokyo-based food wholesaler, plans to market "vegan fish" in the U.S., Europe, Southeast Asia and Japan.

The company will pitch Ahimi, a branded tuna alternative made from tomato, soy sauce, sugar, water and sesame oil. The product has a texture similar to tuna and can be used to make sushi.

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