Novameat’s Steak 2.0 looks like the steak you’d find at the grocery store, but it’s actually made out of a mix that include peas, seaweed, and beetroot juice.
A 3D printer was used to produce thin fibers out of the ingredients, thereby giving its Steak 2.0 the “meaty” appearance that meat eaters are used to seeing in their steaks.
Novameat may have nailed the look of steak, but founder Giuseppe Scionti says that the company still hasn’t locked down the taste — though it expects to reach a final formulation within the next few months.
They are working to bring that cost down by scaling up production. If it can do that — and perfect the flavor of Steak 2.0 — it might not be long before fake steak reaches the mainstream, just like the plant-based burgers, nuggets, and meatballs that came before it.
Reference- Futurism, The Guardian, The Spoon website