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Sweden to 3D-print food for elderly that looks real but has consistency of ‘panna cotta’

Sweden to 3D-print food for elderly that looks real but has consistency of 'panna cotta'

Written by David

March 5, 2019

Swedish care homes hope to make pureéd chicken indistinguishable from a drumstick Credit: EyeEm Swedish municipalities plan to start 3D-printing food at care homes for the elderly, stimulating residents’ appetites by making puréed food look like the real thing. “When you find it hard to chew and swallow, the food that exists today does’t look very appetising,” explained Richard Asplund, head of the catering department at Halmstad municipality on the west coast. “So the idea is to make something more aesthetic to look at, to make it look good to eat by recreating the original form of the food.” Together with its project partners, the municipality hopes to be able to take purified broccoli and chicken, which is today served in dull circular or square slabs thickened with egg and starch, and then reconstitute it into florets and drumsticks. “It will look like a chicken leg, but you could […]

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