Sustainable and healthy proteins

Within the Sustainable Food Initiative (SFI), we identified four topics of interest and relevance for the protein transition to work on in a collaborative approach.

  1. Towards a global improvement of a healthy protein –> ingredient –> product
  2. Whole material approach – mild fractionation
  3. Whole chain approach
  4. Techno functional properties of plant & cellular proteins and use of predictive & automated screening approaches
    These will be elaborated upon in more detail in the presentation.
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Modifying taste perception and mastication behaviour with innovative 3D food architectures

The worldwide prevalence of obesity and other diet-related diseases has increased the demand for healthy food products. To address this problem, the reduction of the caloric content, mainly by decreasing fats and/or sugars, is challenging mainly for the essential effects of these compounds on the structural and sensory attributes.

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3D food printing at Medical Care Centers. Dreams, wishes and challenges.

People who stay in medical care centers have to deal with several health issues, which make it a challenge to reach a food intake as recommended in the references of dietary guidelines.
What are the main goals, the biggest challenges and how can 3d foodprinting help us to deal with these. During the presentation I will guide you through the human body.

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A survey of dysphagia patients’ attitude towards 3D printing for food personalization

3D printing has been used to modify the texture and nutritional content of foods. However, consumers’ insights are sometimes lacking in 3D food printing research. It is important to better understand the consumers’ attitude towards 3D printing and their special demands, to further develop this technology. This study aims to investigate the attitude of dysphagia patients towards food personalization using 3D printing, via an online survey. We collected results based on surveys filled in by 64 dysphagia patients.

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Texture control and modulation of 3D food assemblies: bubble distributions for altering the deformation behavior

For the production of highly customized and reproducible food textures, 3D printing presents a novel texturing approach due to its high accuracy and precision. Assembling of food foam structures using periodic and repetitive closed-cell bubble configurations presents a new approach for obtaining pre-designed textural properties. For printing food structures with specific textural properties, a phenomenological model was developed where the material and foam parameters can be autonomously determined according to the desired hardness levels.

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Gastronology 3D Food Works is Gold sponsor of the 3D Food Printing Conference

Next to a booth at the exhibit, Gastronology powers the conference session, titled: Food innovation in Health care.

Gastronology 3D Food Works, founded in 2019, is developing unique 3D food recipes and natural 3D food shapes for people with chewing and swallowing disorders, and is currently building the production line to print on an industrial scale.

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Technologies, Tools and Systems for Rethinking the Food of Today and Inventing the Tastes of the Future

Daniel Cermeno

Novel fabrication strategies by using additive manufacturing systems have revolutionized important industry sectors thanks to their ability to create objects, constructs and ultimately products. Due to the advantages of functionalization, customization, personalized nutrition design, simplified supply chain and broadening existing food materials, 3D printing has been extensively studied in the food sector during the past decade. While more applications, formats, and end-products are getting explored, the availability of industrial printer models and tool-sets that cover the necesities of the food printing processes are developed.

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Vertical farming: How to bring a dream to reality

luuk graamans

Expanding cities across the world rely increasingly on the global food network, but should they? Population growth, urbanisation and climate change place pressure on this network, bringing its resilience into question. For decades urban agriculture has been discussed in popular media and academia as a potential solution to improve food security, quality and sustainability. The new idol in this discussion is the vertical farm: A fully closed system for crop production.

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