All of the fish that’s fit to print.
The world’s first 3D-printed vegan salmon is currently swimming off the shelves in Austrian supermarkets — and its creator has high hopes for the futuristic filets.
“With the milestone of industrial-scale 3D food printing, we’re entering a creative food revolution, an era where food is being crafted in line with the client needs,” said Robin Simsa, CEO of Vienna food tech startup Revo Foods.
“We will not be just making a vegan alternative; we’re shaping the longer term of food itself,” Simsa boasted.
The 100% vegan protein-packed fish alternative is comprised of fungi in addition to omega-3, all nine essential amino acids and vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, B12 and D2, in line with Revo. It accommodates no sugar, gluten or cholesterol.
Revo worked with fellow food startup Mycorena to create a form of mycoprotein, a protein that comes from a fungus, specifically made to be 3D-printed, IFLScience reported.
The product is already sold out on Revo’s website, where it retails for about $7.50. The corporate currently ships to Austria and Germany and can ship to the remainder of the EU countries starting in October.
In response to a comment asking when the food can be available stateside, a representative for the brand wrote: “Hopefully soon!! Stay tuned ❤️🔥.”
Revo brands itself as a “seafood company that saves fish,” stating that greater than 18,000 fish have been protected since production began. In response to their website, the vegan version produces 77% to 86% less CO2 than regular salmon. In addition they use 95% less fresh water.
Meanwhile, the Israeli firm Steakholder Foods created the first-ever 3D bio-printer grouper earlier this 12 months.
The grouper, which was created in partnership with Umami Meats, “is able to cook upon printing and is not going to harm the environment, like fishing,” Umami Meats CEO Mihir Pershad told South West News Service. Steakholder Foods uses cells from fish and other animals to grow meat and protect animals.
Also earlier this 12 months, the US Department of Agriculture gave two different makers — Upside Foods and Good Meat — permission to sell “cell-cultivated” meat that doesn’t come from animals which were killed.
This was just months after the Food and Drug Administration deemed cell-cultured lab-made chicken fit for human consumption.
Unlike Revo’s food, which accommodates no animal products, lab meat is made out of cells that come from a living animal, a fertilized cell or a bank of stored cells. It’s grown in bioreactors.