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3D Printed Food

3D food printing has already begun revolutionizing the food industry. Food printing will help customize meals in terms of nutrition, calories, ingredients, portion-size, and will also reduce food wastage.
Priya Johnson Apr 27, 2019
A 3D food printer is a type of printer that utilizes pureed food from syringes to print intricately-designed, three-dimensional foods that are both nutritious and appealing.

Special Diets Possible

Since you can control the ingredients going into the printer, these printers will revolutionize vegan, gluten-free, and all other special diets. Non-allergenic, gluten-free ingredients will conduce to non-threatening, delicious meals.

Customized Ingredients

With these printers, specific, customized meals can be created with enhanced flavor and texture. Every patient has a different nutritional need based on their health condition. Diabetic patients can consume meals that have been accurately customized.

Minimizes Food Additives

When you print your own food, you can control the amount of preservatives and additives going into your food. 3D printed food benefits mothers striving to prepare nutritious, but exciting-looking dishes.

Intricate Food Designs

With food printing, boring, healthy food can be transformed into stunning, fine dining dishes. We eat with our eyes first, so food masterpieces can be a norm on the dinner table.

Calorie Control

3D food printing will revolutionize the weight loss industry. With these printers, calories per meal can be customized accurately. Stricter control can be maintained over portion sizes, thereby, reducing excess consumption and maintaining calorie control.

Reduced Time and Effort

Food printers can print a personalized pizza in 5 minutes. They can also print pastas and flat crackers in a few seconds. Cooking has always been a laborious affair and 3D printing will reduce the time and effort involved in cooking.

Affordable and Delicious Meals

The initial cost of the machine may be high, but once invested in, the cost per meal will be lowered. The speed and efficiency of the machine will reduce overall time, effort and cost.

Eliminates Need for Cooking Knowledge

It’s not mandatory for the user to have knowledge of cooking. The recipes will be programmed into the food printer, and all one needs to do is fill the food capsules with the ingredients. The rest will be taken care of by the machine.

Will Traditional Cooking Be Replaced

3D food printing cannot be seen as a replacement for traditional cooking methods, but certainly a faster, efficient, meal-providing option. It will turn into a necessity more than a luxury in the following decades.

Reduces Wastage

Food parts that are often discarded because of their unappetizing appearance can be transformed into a more appealing dish with the help of this printer, thereby, reducing the overall wastage of food.

Ideal for Mass Production

The food printer is capable of preparing a certain food item with greater accuracy and uniformity of texture, and flavor, as when done by hand. A large number of intricately designed food items can be produced in a short amount of time.

Future Challenges

3D food printing has come a long way; however, they still face mammoth challenges ahead. So far, the food printed requires cooking, but it’s not long before 3D printers with cooking abilities flood our homes and restaurants.