After the lifting of restrictions due to quarantine COVID-19 restaurants in many countries have again started to work, therefore, returned the demand for pseudo-meat. According to analysts from Barclays over the next decade, this market could grow to $140 billion, which is a good stimulus for new players. One of them, an Israeli startup Redefine Meat, promises to be the first to submit a steak, obtained by 3D printing in the next year.
One of the main challenges in the promotion of pseudo-meat, plant-based is still the difficulty of its application in a classic meat dishes. It is one thing to synthesize and subjected to heat treatment amorphous, but nourishing and even helpful substance simulating the taste of meat. And quite another to achieve the repetition of textures, effects, contents, characteristic sensations of chewing the fibers of muscle tissue. Without this pseudo-meat will remain a gimmick and not interested in institutions for the discerning public.
As explained in Redefine Meat, they want to use a 3D printer just to print a complex structure of meat, to recreate the fiber with a certain rigidity, improving the quality of simulation. This is an innovative approach, because the leading players of this industry, Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, while you can with the starch and dyes to simulate only the structure of minced meat. In Food Atlast learned how to use mushrooms to mimic meat fibers, but only for lean pseudo-ham. Redefine and Meat are going to print a full “beef” steak, which is the most similar to traditional.