Posted: Jul 07, 2020
With the speed 3D printing technologies are advancing, it looks like the question that will baffle couples and lead to indecisive fights will be "What shall we print for dinner?" in a few years. Redefine Meat, an Israeli company that was founded in 2018, has unveiled an "Alt-Steak" which looks and tastes like the real thing and it is to hit Israeli restaurants this year.
Redefine Meat is quite literally out to define meat, and the company states that it can create sustainable, high-protein, no-cholesterol steaks thanks to advanced 3D printing technologies.
From lab to the restaurants
Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, who founded the company, first known as Jet Eat, back in 2018, stated that this announcement "marks the start of a new are in alternative meat. “We are actually printing steaks," he said. "We have a product. It is something we are doing already in large amounts."
The beef will be tested at selected high-end restaurants in Israel later in 2020. The product will be offered as part of a chef's dish and the production of the 3D meat printers and alt-meat formulations will be ramped up after getting feedback from high-level chefs and butchers.
The next step will be market distribution in 2021.
Its charm is at its technology
The company developed the patented tech that does 3D prints meat substitutes using plant-based formulations. It quite literally uses "ink" to "print" the steaks, and the steaks are made out of soy and pea proteins, coconut fat and sunflower oil, natural colors, and flavors.
During a phone interview with the Times of Israel, Ben-Shitrit said, "It is very unique to us; we are the only ones doing this. We come very close to how the composition of meat is in nature, and our 3D printer essentially is like a very complicated robot that knows how to take each one of these ingredients and in a very accurate manner… builds a food product."
By Derya Ozdemir
July 03, 2020
Source and complete article: Interestingengineering.com
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