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World's First 3D-Printed 'Steak' to Hit Israeli Restaurants This Year

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The new meatless steak.

Israeli food company Redefine Meat has unveiled what it calls the world's first three-dimensionally-printed meatless steak.

Credit: Redefine Meat

Israeli company Redefine Meat has unveiled what it calls the world's first three-dimensionally (3D)-printed meatless steak, which the company says replicates the texture, flavor, and appearance of real meat.

The company spent two years developing the technology to produce the Alt-Steak by first digitally mapping roughly 70 sensorial parameters.

A proprietary industrial-scale 3D food printer prints the steak layer by layer from a combination of soy and pea proteins, coconut fat, and sunflower oil, along with natural colors and flavors.

Other Israeli companies like MeaTech and Aleph Farms hope to print steaks from real meat cultured from cow tissue, without slaughtering animals.

Aleph Farms' Yoav Reisler said, "The pandemic has shined the spotlight on the importance of incorporating innovations that can promise food security and that are not dependent on climate change and that minimize the risk for food-borne illnesses."

From The Jerusalem Post
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