NASA awarded a contract to the Systems and Materials Research Consultancy to study the feasibility of printing food in space.
3D food printing is just like 3D printing but the plastic is replaced with edible food ingredients materials sometimes bounded togethet with edible cement.
3D food printer, The Foodini can make foods such as Pizza, stuffed pasta, quiche, and brownies using fresh ingredients loaded into Stainless Steel capsules. Another printer by Barilla can make noodles using just water and semolina flour.
What change is 3D food printing bringing
Well you might be pleased to know that a meal you recently had was a product of 3D food printing as commercial kitchens, bakerys and confectionaries are using 3D food printing to save time.
3D food printing can revolution nutrition.
In 2013, Nasa experimented with technologies that could preserve food on long-term missions, awarding a $125,000 Small Business Innovation Research contract to Systems & Materials Research Corporation (SMRC) to develop a 3D-printed food system for astronauts.
Food printing could allow consumers print food with exact drug dosages and nutritions they need.
Food printing is better suited for fast food joints than home usage.
We hope food printing would turn out like microwave technology and later be widely accepted.