Meet the New Meat: A Printed Burger

December 5, 2018

Israeli food tech company Chef-it may soon disrupt the fast food burger industry, according to Chef-it’s co-founder, Hebrew University Professor Oded Shoseyov. The start-up’s secret weapon: cellulose.

Chef-it is developing a machine that can instantly “print” a juicy burger from a cartridge containing plant-based proteins, fats, flavour components, and cellulose, a common fibre that can be manipulated into a variety of textures, including that of beef. Chef-it’s technology uses infrared light to simultaneously cook the food as it prints.

A viable alternative to meat, Chef-it aims to deliver products that are environmentally-friendly and potentially healthier than traditionally processed foods.

Printed burger