In a statement Israeli foodtech firm SavorEat said, it has launched a plant-based burger system that is customized to each customer. The company uses 3D printing technology to cook food.
Vegan burgers from companies including Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are frozen and then later cooked on a grill.
SavorEat’s technology are made on site by a self-contained 3D printer with three cartridges containing oils and other ingredients. Customers can choose how much fat and protein they want in each burger, which takes about six minutes to cook.
“It’s a mix of innovation of meat alternative and digital manufacturing where we can also cook the product,” said Racheli Vizman, SavorEat’s CEO.
She went on to add, burgers are made with a combination of potato and chickpea and pea protein.
There is an increase in the demand for alternative protein backed by health and environmentally conscious consumers. In 2020, meat alternative startups have raised more than $3 billion.
Last month, Redefine Meat, an Israeli company began deploying its meatless whole cuts in European restaurants.
SavorEat said its products would initially be served at a local burger chain.
“There is a growing segment of people called ‘flexiterian’ — people that are actively trying to look for meat alternatives to reduce their meat consumption,” said Vizman, citing about one-third of the U.S. population.
Oded Shoseyov, the chairman and chief scientist at SavorEat said, the company is also working on a plant-based version of a pork breakfast sausage for the U.S. market.