Food Technology: Printing Steak
Craving a steak? Why not print some? Barcelona-based Nova Meat has developed a technique where a crisscross of filaments composed of peas, rice, seaweed and other ingredients mimic “the intracellular proteins in muscle cells,” according to the BBC:
“This strategy allows us to define the resulting texture in terms of chewiness and tensile and compression resistance, and to mimic the taste and nutritional properties of a variety of meat and seafood, as well as their appearance,” says Guiseppe Scionti, the founder of Nova Meat.
By next year, he says, restaurants could be printing out the steaks for themselves.
See the BBC article here.