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Israel’s Steakholder Foods has announced that it has further expanded its 3D-printing capabilities with the “world’s first” plant-based, 3D-printed shrimps.

The shrimps have been expertly crafted to mimic the authentic texture and flavour of conventional shrimps.

Precision-printed on the company's proprietary DropJet printer designed for fish and seafood printing, the shrimps were made using shrimp-flavoured ink developed by Steakholder Foods’ food technology team.

It is the latest addition to Steakholder Foods’ portfolio of printed seafood products to be offered to potential customers, on a plant (analogue) or potentially hybrid (combination plant and cell-based) basis, as economies of scale develop to enable price-competitive cell development.

Arik Kaufman, CEO of Steakholder Foods, said: “By unveiling a second new species of plant-based, 3D-printed seafood this month, we expect to position Steakholder Foods to sell and deliver its first DropJet printer in 2024, offering partners and customers a unique opportunity to benefit from the expanding global seafood market, while making the right kind of impact on the environment.”

Steakholder Foods unveils “world’s first” plant-based, 3D-printed shrimp

Phoebe Fraser

23 January 2024

Steakholder Foods unveils “world’s first” plant-based, 3D-printed shrimp

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