Many companies that are passionate about the environment and supporting the needs of consumers who follow a plant-based diet are now creating plant-based meat alternatives. Jet-Eat is an Israeli start-up that is creating a plant-based product with the flavor and texture of meat and it does so with 3D printing technology.
As Jet-Eat founder Eschchar Ben Shitrit describes, "Meat is characterized by four components: the muscle, the fat within it, myoglobin and a connective tissue. We replicated, with our 3D printer and precise formulations, the complex matrix that is meat."
Founded in early 2018, Jet-Eat is aiming to bring its innovative, 3D-printed plant-based product to market by 2020. Jet-Eat is competing as a finalist at the EIT Food Venture Summit and has the potential to win $68,000 to support its venture.