A plant-based food technology business, Revo Foods, is prepared to begin stocking supermarket shelves with sustainable "seafood."
No, this is not ocean-caught seafood; rather, Revo Foods has invented 3D-printed salmon manufactured from plants, which is anticipated to hit the market in 2023.
Vienna-based startup provides smoked "salmon" produced from pea protein, algae extract, and plant oils to simulate genuine fish without the environmental impact.
Tofu was used in the first version of the product, but pea protein was substituted in the "generation 2.0" version to accommodate those with soy allergies.
The new 3D printing production technology improves texture so consumers may cook whole-cut, plant-based salmon in different ways without sacrificing texture or flavor.
Additive techniques are used to create a 3D printed object, as the name suggests. What this indicates is that the thing is made by stacking layers of material.
This signature product is "produced sustainably in Europe" and is available in 16 countries, as stated by Revo Foods.
The approach utilizes 95% less freshwater and creates 86% fewer emissions than conventional salmon.
The company wants to make vegan fish to reduce human influence on the oceans and avoid eating seafood containing toxins and heavy metals like mercury and PCBs.
Revo Foods isn't the first or last to 3D-print plant-based food. Plantish aims to introduce its 3D-printed salmon in 2024.