Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or simply trying to adopt a more plant-based diet, finding tasty meat-free alternatives is key to keeping mealtimes interesting. Luckily for us, there’s a new way to enjoy all the taste and health benefits of salmon… cruelty free.
Based in Vienna, vegan food producers Revo Foods already produce a delicious vegan smoked salmon substitute that’s perfect for levelling up your blinis or weekend tofu scramble. However, they’re now taking plant-based seafood to a whole new level, creating ultra-realistic salmon fillets produced using a high-tech new 3D food printing technique – a remarkable innovation set to revolutionise food manufacturing.
Matching the taste, texture and look of real salmon fillets, Revo’s version is also packed with the same health benefits as its fishy counterpart, using pea protein and algae extracts to create a fillet that’s rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
The 3D printed fillet can also be prepared in the exact same ways that you would cook your regular salmon, making it a versatile ingredient that will appeal to vegans and flexitarians alike.
According to the United Nations’ 2020 Food and Agriculture Organisation report, 34 percent of the world’s marine fisheries were classified as overfished in 2017 – an unsustainable figure that is expected to lead to extinction for certain species and population decline for many more.
There are also significant health concerns around seafood consumption, as microplastics and heavy metal contamination become even more prevalent throughout the food chain.
Having already filed patent applications for their new creation and the technology used to make it, Revo hope to counter this trend. The brand aims to have their 3D-printed salmon on supermarket shelves by early 2023, offering seafood lovers a more humane alternative that not only decreases the environmental footprint of their food choices, but also offers all the flavour and health benefits of their favourite fillet.
Find out more at Revo Foods
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