3D Printing Food – The Most Delicious Invention
Without a doubt, 3D food printing is the most innovative and exciting application of 3D printing. A few years back, if someone spoke of printing the food and cooking the meal with a single touch of screen – you would probably laugh out your heart. But, today the dream has become a reality. Unlike traditional 3D printers which uses plastic to create a 3-dimensional object, food printers combine the powdered material with different liquids to create an array of food products. In the near future, these printers are likely to contribute to reducing world hunger. From printing chocolate sculptures to creating a mouth-watering decoration for the birthday or wedding cakes, the 3D food printers are changing the dimension of the food industry, and is set to make processed food more wholesome.
Here are a few reasons why 3D food printing is gaining traction in the food industry.
3D printing Innovative food designs and textures
The appearance and texture of 3D printed food depend upon the model that is stored in the printer, which is enabling the food industry to produce an array of shapes, decorations, and textures. Creating intricate designs while cooking is a tough challenge, but with this technology creating intricate designs is simple. Also, printed food can improve the visual appeal and give some control to people with dysphagia by allowing them to decide their design and creation of 3D food. It’s allowing layering of various textures, colors ,and taste without adding artificial additives. 3D printing is a boon for dysphagia patients because it mitigates the risk of providing wrong texture food to such patients. These patients choke when they eat wrong texture food. This 3D technology is improving the lives of customers and is set to revolutionize the food industry in the coming years.
Interesting food nutrition
Apart from producing environmental friendly and renewable food stores, 3D food printers are capable of achieving much more – they can bring a sea change in nutrition. 3D printed food can grind unique plant or animal material and feed it as a powder. Certain algae possess lifesaving properties, but are not liked as food in many cultures. If they are grounded and mixed with the existing powder, the society is likely to accept it as food. Restaurants can easily remove the preservative filled burgers with nutritious patties. Furthermore, in the future, these printers can deliver exact quantity of drugs, supplements, and vitamins to customers based on their calorie requirement.
Mitigates Wastage of Food
The advent of 3D food printers has greatly reduced food wastage because it reproduces the ugly food. It can reprocess food items such as cuts of fishes into shapes that piques the interest of the diners. It helps in using cuts of fishes that are otherwise considered left over and disposed of. It also means that during the manufacturing food products in perfectly good condition are also thrown due to inability to use the cut pieces. Furthermore, controlling food waste will increase sustainability, which is crucial in today’s technologically advanced world.
The purpose of 3D printing is to make your lives easier and the technology has come out with flying colors.
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