What does that mean for the future of 3D Food Printing?
Vienna, Austria - The Austrian food-tech startup Revo Foods is launching a 3D printed vegan salmon filet at a REWE supermarket. The mycoprotein-based filet becomes the world's first 3D printed food that is available in supermarkets - an important milestone. What does that mean for the future of 3D Food Printing? It means the technology is now ready to scale to industrial volumes, and that many more creations can be expected in the near future.
The urgent need for sustainable seafood
Despite the dramatic loss of coral reefs, increasing levels of toxins and microplastic contaminating fish, consumer demand for seafood has paradoxically skyrocketed in recent decades. One promising solution to provide consumers with sustainable alternatives that does not contribute to overfishing is vegan seafood. The key to success of these products lies in recreating an authentic taste that appeals to the flexitarian market.
THE FILET is the first product produced with Revo Foods patented MassFormer™ technology
- Robin Simsa, CEO of Revo Foods
Revo Foods introduces “THE FILET – Inspired by Salmon”, made with 3D Structuring and Mycoprotein.
Mycoprotein has only minimal processing requirements and needs fewer resources (water, emissions) in its production compared to conventional fish production, making it significantly more environmentally friendly.
The mycoprotein ingredient is the result of a co-development between Revo Foods and the Swedish startup Mycorena, in which Mycorena´s “Promyc” protein base was engineered specifically for 3D printing purposes. This development was supported with 1.5 Mill EUR of European funding.
THE FILET baked with asparagus and hollandaise, photo: Revo Foods GmbH
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THE FILET at "Pflanzilla" (REWE) in Vienna - Photo: Revo Foods
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