Israeli food tech startup SavorEat, a maker of 3D-printed, plant-based meat alternatives, has launched new products this week including kosher, vegan, gluten-free, allergen-free pork patties and vegan turkey burgers.
SavorEat’s products combine additive manufacturing technology (also known as 3D printing technology), plant-based ingredients in cartridges, and a unique, plant-based cellulose fiber that binds the ingredients together, creating a meat-like texture. The cellulose fiber was developed by Prof. Oded Shoseyov and Prof. Ido Braslevsky, researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Yissum Research Development Company. They joined Vizman, an entrepreneur, to establish SavorEat in 2018.
Together, they also developed a unique “robot chef” that makes the patties according to specifications. The washing machine-sized device can cook custom-made burgers with varying amounts of protein, fat, cellulose, water, and flavors and colorings, that can be cooked or grilled, making the same “sizzling sounds” and emitting the same odors that meat does.