Developed by Novameat, this 3D-printed steak is fully vegan and is crafted from plant-based proteins, including rice, peas and seaweed. The use of these ingredients provides the vegan steak with amino acids needed for a healthy diet, while also providing a raw steak-like substance. These qualities are then combined with a unique 3D-printed construction that allows scientists to generate complex, micro-structured tridimensional forms.
While there are some companies already producing artificial meats from cultured animal cells in labs, this offering by Novameat circumvents the long wait times and cuts down on the expenses related to creating clean meat. In fact, a 100-gram piece of 3D-printed steak can be printed in just 30 minutes. This is already impressive, but the developers hope that large-scale productions could create the 3D-printed steak in just 10 minutes.
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