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The merger between 3D printing food and vegan meat substitutes has its referent in Spain


If we talk about Joseph Scionti probably do not know the name, however it is one of the most important people in your field of research.

CEO and founder of NOVAMEAT, Scionti has spent half his life on campus researching cells and industrial methods. This unlikely combination of materials has led to an innovative project and with great transformative capacity: the 3D printing vegan meat substitutes.

In a video, which it has already made viral, Scionti demonstrated the benefits of a 3D printer food to recreate a steak without it being necessary for this purpose the use of any animal product.

The video explains how from a three-dimensional computer-generated model, a printer can use vegetable proteins to shape a vegan steak suitable for human consumption. The high protein result looks more like a jelly candy than steak, It is true, however enjoys the same nutritional characteristics (or better) that animal meat.

The process is very slow time, wordy and cumbersome.

To begin we must prepare pasta that will make up the food, then you need to be entered into a kind of pastry bag that is coupled to the injection needles of 3D food printer. On the other hand we must make use of CAD tools to shape creation, 3D printing and finally takes place, which can take between 30 Y 50 minutes for a small steak.

However, not be discouraged. It is logical to join two disciplines as far as the synthesis of vegans meat substitute food and printing, that already are pioneers issues, the result is suboptimal. It is part of the road to be traveled until this technology hits the streets and generalizes.

And not all hit. There are also positive aspects. For example, the price. A vegan steak 100 grams can cost around two euros. And it is that the ingredients created for its creation have a relatively low cost. The extracted protein rice powder or peas, as well as components derived from seaweed, are the two most important products that steak stands on the printing plate.

For the moment Spain plays a key role in 3D printing technology food, and therefore Giuseppe Scionti has settled in Barcelona, where he studied several years. From there he will continue to cultivate your project in addition to fulfilling the objectives proposed, It could make life easier for nearly four million vegetarians and vegans in our country.

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Article by the editorial team of DiegoCoquillat.com. It has professionals both in the field of hospitality, gastronomy and tourism, and new technologies and innovation.


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