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3D Printing A Meatless World: Surimi is Everything and Everything is Surimi

3D Printing A Meatless World: Surimi is Everything and Everything is Surimi

Written by David

August 25, 2020

Surimi was not supposed to be a product. It is a technique, of finely cutting or grinding meat. The resulting paste can then be molded into various forms. If you know of surimi, you probably are familiar with the imitation crab meat mini logs. A rectangular shape with a springy texture and a faint red color gradient wrapped in plastic, an inexpensive fish repurposing product that was industrialized in 1969, in Japan.

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Approximately 2-3% of the world’s consumed fish is in the convenient form of surimi. Low-cost unfamiliar fish such as Alaska Pollock , milkfish , and Big-head pennah croaker are repurposed into nifty logs. Various Surimi shapes. From Wikipedia: “Lean meat from fish or land animals is first separated or minced. The meat then is rinsed numerous times to eliminate undesirable odors. The result is beaten and pulverized to form a gelatinous paste. Depending on the desired texture […]

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