Continuing the faux-meat conversation even further, coming alongside the meat-mimicking products emerging globally as the protein front runners of the future is the first 3D-printed version. Italian bioengineer Giuseppe Scionti has created a 3D-printed meat-free steak, using vegetable proteins like rice, peas and seaweed to craft a paste that, when printed, looks and feels just like a raw steak. Although there are various vegan meatball, nugget and burgers available, this is the first food invention to tackle the “fibrous flesh” market of imitating meat with vegetable proteins. Created by Spanish start-up NOVAMEAT, this heralds another innovative tool for reducing consumers’ meat intake by providing a fleshy, plant-based, meat-like product for those shoppers craving a juicy steak when a burger simply won’t do.
For more F&B news like this, like Foodie on Facebook