3D Fruit Printer Creates An Edible Raspberry
Ever thought about trying to print food? No? Well now, it could be a possibility…
UK firm Dovetailed has recently revealed its new, innovative technology claiming that fresh fruit on a demand can actually become a reality. They presented – wait for it – a printed raspberry.
So how does it work?
Apparently the printer uses a molecular-gastronomy technique – for us less scientifically-minded people, it means combining individual liquid droplets with different flavours into a desired shape. So it can create a number of interesting, and even unique, fruits.
Check out the cheesy video below, courtesy of Buzz60.
What the experts are saying
Creative director and founder of the company, Dr. Vaiva Kalnikaite, said: “We have been thinking of making this for a while. It’s such an exciting time for us as an innovation lab. Our 3D fruit printer will open up new possibilities not only to professional chefs but also to kitchens in our home – allowing us to enhance and expand our dining experiences. We have re-invented the concept of fresh fruit on demand.”
Chief inventor at Dovetailed, Dr. Gabriel Villar, commented: “With our novel printing technique, you can not only re-create existing fruits, but also invent your own creations. The taste, texture, size and shape of the fruit can all be customised.”
But what does this mean?
Okay, so this kind of technology does just seem like a bit of fun. The company says that the product is aimed at “foodies”, chefs and people interested in creative dining experiences. I guess that it’s something we’ll be seeing in Michelin-starred restaurants in the future.
But thinking about it a little more, it could be a fantastic way to make kids healthier. What better way to get them to eat something by letting them make it themselves (take cake, for example)? And even better, they don’t have to eat an actual raspberry if they don’t want to – they could invent their own fruits! Maybe in the distant future too, it could help make some kind of progress towards tackling world hunger. A long shot, but it isn’t outside the realms of possibility.
We over at Eat More Cake cannot wait to see how this product develops, and find out what people decide to do with it. Snozzberry, anyone?
What do you think people could do with the 3D fruit printer? Let us know in the comments below.