Possibly coming soon to the meatless meat aisle of a supermarket near you, Austria-based Revo Foods has officially launched a commercial 3D-printed vegan salmon filet made with mycoprotein (a protein derived from fungi). Yum! Personally, I’m excited. For the first time, I’ll be able to tell a server I’ll have the 3D-printed vegan fungi salmon. Oh, and if you could print a little lemon herb sauce on the side, that would be great.
The filet is made via a 3D printing extruder that creates a fibrous protein matrix base and then extrudes layers of integrated fats into and onto that base (the white seen in the photos). The resulting filets allegedly have a similar texture, juiciness, and flakiness compared to the real thing. They also require fewer resources to produce and minimal processing. Winner, winner, fishless dinner!
This salmon marks the first time a 3D-printed food has been commercially available, thanks to Revo’s 3D-MassFormer, the first continuous production 3D printing process capable of mass production. Wow, what a time to be alive! Especially if you’re a salmon.