An Israeli food-tech company says it has produced a 3D-printed fish product made with animal cells grown in a laboratory.
Steakholder Foods has partnered with Singapore-based Umami Meats to develop a scalable process for producing structured cultivated fish products using its 3D bio-printing technology and customized bio-inks. The printing and bio-ink customization are steps on the path to commercializing Steakholder Foods’ 3D printer. Unlike fully cultivated meat products that still require incubation and maturation after printing, the grouper fish product is ready to cook after printing.
Since receiving grouper fish cells from Umami, Steakholder Foods is working on the taste and texture of its printed grouper before finalizing a prototype. Umami says that the product mimics the flaky texture of cooked fish.
Umami hopes to bring the fish to market next year, starting in Singapore.