An Israeli startup wants to 3D-print meatless steaks
Redefine Meat uses plant-based products to create lookalike steaks for high-end restaurants
James Spiro | 12:49 02.07.2020
Israel-based startup Redefine Meat Ltd. today unveiled what it’s calling the world’s first Alt-Steak plant-based products. Created using its patent-pending 3D meat printing technology, the company claims their meatless steaks have the flavor, texture, and appearance of a ‘real’ beef steak. Redefine Meat has collaborated with butchers and technologists to map more than 70 types of sensorial parameters suitable for mimicking the ideal steak. These include texture, fat, juiciness, and tenderness. Then, using plant-based ingredients, it prints each layer using a proprietary industrial-scale 3D food printer. The results are its Alt-Steak products, which aim to replicate the properties of actual beef.