SavorEat, an Israeli foodtech firm and one of the first companies to use 3D printing technology to cook food recently launched a plant-based burger system personalised for each customer. These vegan3D printed burgers are now served at restaurants located in Israel.
Vegan burgers from companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are typically frozen and then cooked on a grill.
SavorEat’s technology, on the other hand, is created on-site using a self-contained 3D printer and three cartridges containing oils and other ingredients. Customers can customize the amount of fat and protein in each burger, which cooks in about six minutes.
“It’s a mix of innovation of meat alternative and digital manufacturing where we can also cook the product. The firm’s burgers are made with a combination of potato and chickpea and pea protein.”– Racheli Vizman, SavorEat’s Chief Executive
Vegan 3D Printed Burgers
Health and environmental conscious consumers have increased their demand for meat alternatives in recent years, with alternative protein Startups raising more than $3 billion by 2020.
SavorEat, which is primarily funded by Israeli institutions and whose Tel Aviv-listed shares rose 11% on Tuesday, announced that its products will initially be served at a local burger chain.
In addition, the company is collaborating with Israeli food service firm Yarzin Sela to supply Israeli high-tech companies, and it has a deal with Sodexo to serve its vegan 3D printed burgers at US universities.
Vizman added, “There is a growing segment of people called ‘flexiterian’ — people that are actively trying to look for meat alternatives to reduce their meat consumption,” citing about one-third of the U.S. population.
Oded Shoseyov, chairman and chief scientist of SavorEat, revealed to Reuters that the company is also developing a plant-based version of a pork breakfast sausage for the US market.
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