A scientific approach for developing plant-based whole-cut meat

To develop plant-based whole-cut meat that mimics animal meat, it is essential to understand the organoleptic effects of the structural and chemical properties of meat. Redefine Meat evaluates and quantifies the impact of each parameter on the sensory experience, using the data to develop plant-based materials and components for whole-cut meat. In this talk, the following topics will be discussed: Redefine Meat’s journey toward the perfect animal-free steak, the technology behind the innovation, the discoveries and innovations along the way, and the challenges that still lie ahead.

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Plant-based food structured by 3D printing: Opportunities and challenges

To provide consumers with high-quality plant-based food, not only is the nutritional content of importance, but also the texture and taste. Many animal-derived food products have a hierarchical structure which can be crucial for the texture, and subsequently, a unique biting experience. This drives the development of various technologies to create plant-based food structures that are similar to that of e.g. meat, fish, or cheese. One of the many promising techniques is 3D food printing.

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Plant-based meat analogues: The taste challenges and prospects

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Despite the fast progress of delivering specific meaty cooking cues in today’s modern plant-based meat analogues, authentic beefy, chicken or pork sensorial experiences are still missing. This is due to different challenges facing both the flavor and the food industry alike; first (i) the overwhelmingly intrinsic off flavor profile coming from textured plant proteins used, then (ii) the flavor-scavenging feature of the plant proteins and meat analogues other ingredients they suck up the flavors like a sponge sucks up water, which leads to unbalanced flavor performance and weaker and inconsistent flavor stability and finally (iii) the lack of authentic vegan and natural meaty flavors that would create the genuine characterizing meat sensory experience.

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Food and Pharma get personalized with 3D Printing! (VIDEO)

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according to Kjeld van Bommel, Senior Researcher at TNO during his interview for JakajimaTV hosted by Pieter Hermans. TNO has been active in the area of 3D Food and 3D Pharma Printing since 2011. Based on its combined knowledge and expertise on 3D printing as well as food and pharma, TNO has been able to help organisations to develop exciting new products and services.

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