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Steakholder Foods 3D Bio-Prints First Ready-to-Cook Cultivated Grouper Fish

Steakholder Foods, an Israeli based international food-tech company at the forefront of the cultivated meat industry, has successfully printed the first ready-to-cook cultivated Grouper Fish product. As part of the strategic partnership between the two companies, Steakholder Foods customised its bio-inks utilising grouper cells provided by Singaporean based Umami Meats.

Source: Shlomi Arbiv -Local Singaporean fish dish by Chef Moran Lidor

At tastings involving dignitaries, including the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, a "Grouper fish chef's table" was curated using the piscine tech delicacies prepared by the Company's chef, Moran Lidor. Singaporean-style and Israeli-style signature fish dishes were prepared from the 3-D Printed cultivated fish product.

Source: Shlomi Arbiv -3D-Cultivated Groper fish dish by Chef Moran Lidor

Using state-of-the-art bio-ink technology integrating an original fish cell is a steps towards commercialising a marketable consumer product.

The collaboration with Umami Meats, backed by a grant from the Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation, aims to develop a scalable process for producing structured cultivated fish products using Steakholder Foods' proprietary 3D bio-printing technology and customised bio-inks.

Since receiving Grouper Fish cells from Umami, the Steakholder Foods team has been hard at work creating customised bio-inks and optimising the taste and texture of its printed Grouper, towards finalising a prototype.

Source: Shlomi Arbiv - Local Israeli fish dish by Chef Moran Lidor

Unlike fully cultivated meat products which still require incubation and maturation after printing, the Grouper Fish product is ready to cook straight after printing. Steakholder Foods' unique technology exactly mimics the flaky texture of cooked fish – a technology that is still to obtain a provisional patent application.

Arik Kaufman, Steakholders CEO says achieving the same taste and texture as traditionally caught fish will be critical to successful to ultimate consumer uptake.

"With an estimated size of $110 billion and projected growth of 3-4% annually in the near future, the seafood and fish market is a long-time part of our vision for introducing sustainable solutions that increase food security", says Arik Kaufman.

"Above all there is no harm to the environment"

Steakholder Foods is already signalling its intention to expand their collaboration with their Singaporean 'Cell Provider' Umami Meats, so a greater number of species products are on the horizon.

"In this first tasting, we showcased a genuine cultivated product that flakes, tastes, and melts in your mouth exactly like excellent fish should. In the coming months, we intend to announce our plans for bringing this world-class cultivated fish to the market," says Umami CEO Mihir Pershad.




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