Redefine Meat, an Israeli startup has announced a plant-based steak made with 3D printing. The company will start testing the cuts at high-end restaurants in Israel.
“We are actually printing steaks,” said founder Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, “We have a product. It is something we are doing already in large amounts. Today’s announcement marks the start of a new era in alternative meat – the alt-steak era.”
Redefined Meat makes the product using 3D printers and “ink” to print the steaks. The company plans to distribute both the printers and cartridges so meat distributors can replicate their own version of the steaks. The steaks (the “ink”) is made from plant-based ingredients, according to Ben-Shitrit, with legumes and grains, fats and natural flavor and color. All of these ingredients help mimic the taste, look and texture of real beef.
Ben-Shitrit explains, “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.”
See photos of the “steak,” below:
Read more about plant-based beef, including the Spanish company working on plant-based steaks and plant-based meat’s popularity increase during the coronavirus.
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