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3D-printed STEAK made from pea and algae has the same texture as real beef

3D-printed STEAK made from pea and algae has the same texture as real beef

Written by David

February 26, 2019

Fillet steak (Image: Getty) It’s a food that many people know and love, but now beef steak has been given a very modern update. Nova Meat has developed a plant-based steak that’s made from pea and algae, but has the same fibrous texture as real beef thanks to 3D printing. The start-up revealed the meat-substitute at Mobile World Congress this week, where Mirror Online got a demo of the printing process. The basic mixture is made from rice, peas and algae, and is fed into a 3D printer. During the printing process, the microfilaments within the paste align just like muscle fibres do in real beef. This alignment gives the steaks a beef-like texture, despite the fact that they contain no meat. The printing process takes around 3 minutes, during which time layers of the paste of carefully printed into the shape of a steak. During the demo, Giuseppe […]

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