According tomedia reports, the artificial meat industry is booming and is expected to reach a market size of $8.1 billion (about 55.3 billion yuan) by 2026. Compared with common vegetarian dishes such as artificial sausages and chicken, artificial steaks have not yet been put on the market on a large scale due to the complexity of the process. Recently, start-up Redefine Meat is planning to bring artificial steaks to market with 3D printing technology.
(From: Redefine Meat)
Redefine Meat is known to simulate the taste of traditional steaks using 3D printing technology during the production of artificial steaks. Alexey Tomsov, a food engineer at Redefine Meat, says, “In order to make a good artificial steak, we need to focus on restoring every detail, including meat, blood and fat.” “
Eshchar Ben-Shitrit, CEO of Redefine Meat, said, “Fat is the essence of making artificial steaks, and we have to pinch the viscosity of fat.” “
In terms of production, Redefine Meat’s machines can now produce 13 pounds (about 6 kg) of artificial steaks an hour. The company plans to develop a new generation of machines in 2021 that can produce 44 pounds (20 kg) of products per hour.
Redefine Meat is not known to have published a full formula for artificial steaks, but is currently known to contain soy, pea protein, coconut oil and sunflower oil. In terms of price, Redefine Meat says the price of artificial steaks is close to that of traditional steaks.