The bid in the market vegan alternatives products of animal origin continues today. Just a few weeks ago we knew that Beyond Meat prepares to go public, and now we have evidence that one of the technology initiatives of Spain made furor at the event Four Years From Now (FYFN) held as part of Mobile World Congress de Barcelona.
It's about the 3D printer food that uses only vegetable products to create various meat substitutes.
Catalonia has become the cradle of 3D printing food. In the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Students have the opportunity to join one of several working groups that focus on the development of this technology.
There is no chimera. Several of the most popular models on the market are of Spanish origin. A clear example is the model Foodini de Natural Machines which for many is, without a doubt, the best machine existing professional market.
Now, the aim is to improve these systems and reach homes. Twenty years 3D food printer could be a more appliances in our kitchens. Our current perception that it is an exotic and extravagant device is not very different from that experienced consumers beyond the sixties when the microwave became popular.
If these machines 3D food printing reach our homes or not, It is the result of work of people like Joseph Scionti, an Italian exceptional curriculum also studied at the UPC. His brief stint in the Catalan university served to be cared for production of synthetic threads through 3D printers.
With his university days behind, Scionti he founded Nova Meat, the company that caught the attention of all participants in the FYFN.
Among the interested public for restoration, Scionti is known for videos of running their printers, launched last year with great success, as they reached hundreds of thousands of people and became viral.
In the short time that has passed since those campaigns were issued, Scionti the technological revolution that's up has gone through several renovations. Thanks to them the actual result is much higher than at the time. Stands out above all their meat substitutes are now not merely a vegan alternative, 3D food printer Scionti close to perfection: fillets produced, with clear chicken or beef flavor, also they have a texture reminiscent of the real meat, and comparable juiciness; In summary, It is very difficult to distinguish between real meat and meat plant origin of Scionti.
According to the opinion issued by the Scionti own, the result would be offered at this time halfway between the vegan meat substitute and meat laboratory.
To achieve this results, the ingredients used could not be more implausible. The foundation of all this are the vegetable proteins, which in this case they are obtained legumes such as peas and cereals such as rice. The first step to provide the proper texture of the meat to the mixture is the use of fibers ficológicas; this is, from seaweed.
The next step for the vegan alternative to fillet life is to introduce the mixture, at this point it is semiliquid, in the container intended for it in the 3D printer food. It is introduced through the operating system (compatibility with computer-aided design) the necessary information for the printer heads begin to shape the steak and starts the printing process.
The model object of praise during the business meeting FYFN is still slow for the needs of the average consumer. Since the machine starts to move his arms until the meat substitute may be removed it spends a period of time ranging between half an hour and 50 minutes. Very slow for a portion of vegetable meat only 100 grams, but perfect starting point for the development of technology that certainly lives up to the event: in four years from now it will be a reality.
With a vegetarian population or vegan prowling around four million just in Spain, the market dedicated to vegan alternatives to replace animal products is gaining more relevance. Food giants like Kraft Foods O Nestlé They have already made their moves to position itself in the market, and Nova Foods bet going in the same direction.
In addition to aspire to be in every home someday, the start-up of Scionti has his sights set on the transgressors restaurants who want to use the new technology to acquire a competitive advantage or claim for diners. But it is not the only niche that is studying. With its 3D food printer can service industries with very specific needs, as may be the case aeronautics applications. The methodology could also be for use in the hospital setting, so that millions of sick patients would benefit from greater control and quality meals eaten during their incomes.
Diversifying is also one of the priority objectives of Scionti, in an interview Cadena SER It indicated that the model based on capsules Nespresso is of interest. If I could play the system to meet the needs of your printing machine "recreate flavors like beef fillet, chicken breast and even tuna "would be a possibility.
Industry food 3D printers is a pioneer in Spain, and it seems that is who leads Scionti.