Scientists Print Chicken Meat and Cook it with Laser

Scientists Print Chicken Meat and Cook it with Laser

Researchers managed to create an artificial chicken piece with a 3D printer with a similar appearance, taste and texture to a traditional one. Keep reading to find out all the details. 

Researchers managed to create an artificial chicken piece with a 3D printer with a similar appearance, taste and texture to a traditional one. Keep reading to find out all the details. 

The future of food changed forever. Foods that look like meat, but are not, artificial intelligence to create vegetable recipes to reduce environmental impact, and now 3D-printed meat cooked with laser beams.

This last proposal, which although it seems to be taken from a science fiction film, is an investigation being carried out by a team from Columbia University.

This last proposal, which although it seems to be taken from a science fiction film, is an investigation being carried out by a team from Columbia University.

It is that these researchers managed to create an artificial chicken piece with a 3D printer with an appearance, taste and texture similar to a traditional one. And, in addition, they managed to heat it thanks to lasers.

Although this product looks more like a puree than a steak, it must be remembered that this is a test.

Once the sample piece was created, they sent pulses with a laser to shake and thus heat the meat. The entire process takes between five and fourteen minutes. After tasting this coveted meat with laser and traditional methods, the researchers indicate that the one cooked with laser is preferred. As a result, the meat retains more liquid and gives off a greater flavor than other methods such as roasting the meat in the oven.

According to the researchers, the trick is to emit the laser pulses at different wave amplitudes and direct them along certain paths. For example, a blue laser penetrates better to cook meat on the inside, while an infrared laser is useful for browning meat on the outside. They can thus heat and cook 3D printed food more conveniently.

According to the researchers, the trick is to emit the laser pulses at different wave amplitudes and direct them along certain paths.

The long-term vision of the team of researchers is that in the future anyone can have access to food printed in 3D and each one prints the shapes and combinations they want, as if they were "recipes". But if the creation of food evolves, the way we cook it must also do so and adapt.

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