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Redefine Meat, a food 3D printing company focused on animal-free meat, has unveiled its first industrially 3D printed plant-based product – Alt-Steak.
The beef substitute was fabricated using the 2018 start-up’s patent-pending AM technology and will begin market testing at select high-end restaurants later this year. Readers interested in sampling the texture and flavor-replicating meat won’t have to wait too long as the company is expecting full market availability sometime in 2021.
Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, CEO and Co-Founder of Redefine Meat, states: “Since day one of the company, we have been working on creating a tasty and affordable plant-based alternative to steaks, one of the most cherished food products and the driver of the entire meat industry. To enable mass adoption, we knew that creating an alternative meat product that was both high in quality and nutritional composition would require new technologies and production processes never seen before in the food industry.”
The 3D printed steak will be trialed at select high-end restaurants this year. Photo via Redefine Meat.
Materials science or food science?
To truly replicate the taste and feel of a premium steak, Redefine Meat had to bring in some outside help. The company worked with a number of butchers, …
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