D printing technology has been used in clinical trials in the medical industry, and has made a major breakthrough. With the rapid development of technology, 3D printing technology is becoming more and more popular in the production of meat and other food products. 3D printing technology has become a technical means that many food companies are eager to try. Recently, KFC is the first to announce the use of 3D bioprinting technology to produce edible products, which shows that the application prospect of 3D printing technology is very broad.
KFC is ready to work with 3D, a Russian biological 3D printing company, to create the world's first laboratory produced chicken nuggets, which are "part of the future" of using chicken cells and plant materials to "print" chicken. The taste and appearance will be as close as possible to the original KFC products. KFC will provide partners with the necessary ingredients, such as bread crumbs and spices, to achieve KFC's distinctive flavor.
It is worth noting that the 3D printing process described by KFC includes animal cell materials, so any chicken nuggets produced by KFC will not be vegetarian and taste more distinctive. KFC said its plans for bioprinting meat will be tested in Moscow in the fall of 2020.
The technology created by 3D printing in collaboration with KFC will help accelerate the introduction of cell-based meat products to the market. In the future, the rapid development of such technologies will make it easier for us to obtain 3D printed meat products.
Seeing this, many friends will have questions, is 3D printing food safe?
When it comes to 3D food printing, safety is the main concern of companies and consumers. To print food that is both edible and safe, some food safety materials should be used not only for the food itself, but also for any parts or machines that come into contact with the food during the printing process. Finding suitable and safe 3D food printing materials will be the main challenge for the future development of the industry.
The basic idea behind 3D printing food is to use desktop 3D printer, which is a method of making 3D entities by using machines and digital files, and creating continuous layers of materials by using the layering process added by software, so as to accumulate the required three-dimensional modeling. This allows people who don't have any cooking skills to print out good and cheap food with this machine.
What are the advantages of 3D printing food over traditional cooking?
The advent of 3D food printers has greatly reduced food waste, because it can print out food with a more unique appearance and can also process it, such as cutting fish into shapes that can arouse the interest of diners. In addition, controlling food waste will improve sustainability, which is crucial in today's technologically advanced world.
3D printed food can grind unique plant or animal materials and use their powder as raw materials. Some algae have life-saving properties, but are not liked as food in many cultures. If they are ground into powder and mixed with existing powder, society may accept these algae as food. In addition, due to the fast and convenient 3D printing, preservatives can not be added to food, which will further reduce the disadvantages of food preservatives.
Although 3D printing is still in its infancy, its impact has been shown worldwide. Based on the use of biological 3D printing technology, 3D printing food may become a promising field.
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