A food technology company in Barcelona, Spain has created a plant-based steak by using a 3D printer.
Novameat created the world’s first 3D-printed plant-based vegan “beef” steak in 2018 but has now revealed an updated version of what is described as a “Nespresso for meat substitutes.”
Company CEO and founder, Giuseppe Scionti, said: “We use a 3D printer so we can get the appearance and the texture of a traditional steak at the same time.”
Syringes dispense plant-based ingredients in thin lines to build up a fibrous structure that resembles a regular piece of meat. The formula consists of pea and rice protein extract, rapeseed fat and algae fibers.
The company plans ” to work with top chefs to create new products that can be plant-based [such as] pork and fish.”
Scionti believes there will soon be 3D printers in homes across the world, where people can create customized food in their own kitchens.