3D Printing food

3D Printing food

Valerie Chisolm

Jin-Hyu Rhee, a professor at Ewha Womans University in South Korea, created a way to potentially use a 3D printing technology to produce food. He discussed his ideas at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biochemistry, during April 21-25, at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego.

“We built a platform that uses 3D printing to create food microstructures that allow food texture and body absorption to be customized on a personal level” said Jin-Hyu Rhee. He plans for people to have cartridges containing of powdered versions of many different ingredients for meals that would be put together during the 3D printing, and cooked to desired preferences.

Printing the 3D food, they say, will be just like normal 3D printing. Layers of materials will be stacked to build the food. In addition to making food easily, they believe that 3D printing can help with worldwide hunger and significantly reduce the amount of food waste. The population globally is estimated to be around 9.6 billion by 2050, and it can help with increasing population and help with the rapidly increasing need for food

The creators believe that this 3D printing will become a worldwide used item. Already, commercial kitchens, bakeries, and confectionaries are using the 3D printers. Having a 3D printer for these bake shops, helps with printing complicated sculptures for wedding cake and other cakes. It takes many years of practice and experience, but with the 3D printer it isn’t required anymore. Using the 3D printer can help people worldwide with its many benefits.