Before you must hear about 3d printing technology – colorful printing on paper is a usual process that we all do in school and daily life but as the lifestyle is moving forward towards a new era. Technological innovation has increased, and we saw multiple new innovations in our daily life. Which makes our everyday -lifestyle much easier.
Similarly, the new printing technology related to it, which is called 3D food printing, let us know about it in brief.
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Related to it, there are 3d printing technology, which are increasing their presence in paper 3D printing, appliance sector as well as housing sector. Now this technology has also come in the food industry area.
There are innovations in food technology, that if you imagine the food that we consume in our daily life can be available at any place any time. Through just one printing technique. So, it now be possible – with a 3D printing food technology.
So here is the question of how it is beneficial for healthy. When it comes to our home?
The University of Singapore, which is Nanyang Technological University, has developed an edible ink, which allows users any food to be printed and any design a person chooses according to his preferences.
As it is printing food so many people thought that it is not good for health, there will be less nutrition available or it will have any side effects? So, According to a research team in Singapore, they claimed that its good for health, and even more, enhances the nutritional value of food. It only could be possible through food ink.
How is the 3D Printing food ink made?
The Food ink is developed through fresh veggies or fresh food into a liquid form or Semi–solid form. Once the Ink has been prepared then start printing with extrusion from the nozzle, where assembled layer by layer. As it is a portion of organic or pure food, so at present it is usually used by patients who suffer from food issues problem, which is also known as Dysphagia.
So over here the 3D Printing food makes it more appealing and visually Appetizing, the healthcare food experts’ team has used over here silicon mold, which makes it more appealing than a portion of actual food. But it requires lots of labor and is more time-consuming.
With technology, anyone any produced food in any place with desired texture and flavor. With this kind of food ink, there is Dehydrated food and freeze-dried powder is used in a high percentage of food additives such as hydrocolloids. With this ink, the texture becomes very smooth and we get a very smooth printing process.
If the amount of hydrocolloid mixture has increased, it completely changes the aroma of the texture of the food. This makes the food less Appetizing. With all these draw all back research team finds a different way to overcome this problem, they explore a new combination of fresh and Frozen vegetables, where we get food ink into stable quantities.
Since it is an edible ink, the question arises in our mind whether it was nutrition for health or not health or not?
So yes, these inks are healthy for health and are totally brimming with protein and nutrition. It is highly related to the normal food which we consume in daily life. According to the researchers, this fresh food technology could be helpful for those who face challenges in eating.
Researchers said that in the coming time, 3D printing food technology becomes common, and 3D printed food landscape is included and it can be helpful in our food security and sustainability.