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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What printing technologies do you have?
    We offer 2 types of printer technologies. Fusion Technology - ideal for meat products such as beef steaks. Technology based on extruding paste materials through a narrow nozzle, enabling the creation of fiber texture that best simulates meat fibers. DropJet Technology - ideal for seafood products such as fish fillets. Technology based on drops of gel-based materials to create a three-dimensional structure.
  • How scalable is this technology for mass production?
    Scalability is a key focus in the development of our 3D meat printing technology. We are actively investing in research to enhance the speed and efficiency of our printers, as well as in automating and optimizing various stages of the production process to an industrial level of printing tons per month.
  • What is the current production capacity of your 3D meat printers?
    Our industrial printers are capable to print tons per month and integrate in any factory. If you're looking to develop a product, the LITE printer is your choice with a wide range of capabilities and options to search for the perfect product.
  • What are the nutritional values of the 3D printed products?
    Each portion of the final developed 3D-printed hybrid fish/meat products is carefully formulated to provide a balanced nutritional profileto match the traditional foods. Our team is dedicated to developing products with sufficient values of protein without compromising on taste and texture. You can read more about it on the inks pages.
  • What is the shelf-life of the 3D printed products?
    Our research shows the shelf-life of our 3D-printed hybrid fish and meat is similar to the shelf life of traditional raw fish or meat. Our development team is researching the effects of freezingand preservingon shelf life, and we will share more info once this becomes clear.
  • Is 3D printed fish/meat Halal certified?
    The 3D-printed products can be Halal certified to meet diverse dietary requirements. Each of the individual ingredients that it is made of is Halal certified. for hybrid products, the cells need to be certified and this work will be done in collaboration with Halal authorities. In the past year, cell lines have been reviewed and approved by different Kosher authorities (such as Israel’s Chief Rabbi, Meir Lau) offering optimism due to the similarities between kosher and Halalic rules.
  • How is the 3D printed fish/meat packaged?
    The product can be packaged fresh, similar to regular raw fish or beef. We are also looking into other solutions that can enable preservation, freezing, etc.
  • What are the recommended cooking methods for the 3D-printed fish?
    Similar to conventional fish, 3D-printed fish can be grilled, pan-seared, or baked. Cooking instructions will be provided with each package.
  • What are the recommended cooking methods for the 3D-printed meat?
    Similar to conventional meat. Our experience shows 3D-printedsteaksare best first pan-seared. Cooking instructions will be provided with each package.
  • How much protein is in SH products?
    SH products combine plant-based protein from various sources, combining legumes and grains that contain all essential amino acids. Different products have different levels of protein. For example, different products in our Premium Cuts will have between 7% to almost 25% protein, depending on the specific product, and the Beef Steak products have around 16%. The White Fish products have around 7%.
  • How do the cuts compare to traditional meat and fish, nutrition-wise?
    Just as every cut of traditional meat varies in its composition and nutritional value, our own premium cuts vary in the ingredients they use and nutritional composition. Our premium cuts are high in protein, from around 7% to nearly 26%, and contain 5% to 9% fat. They can be part as of balanced, nutritionally rich diet that can be enjoyed by vegans, flexitarians and omnivores.
  • What are SH products made of?
    SH products are made from sustainable, nutritious and readily available ingredients including plant-based proteins, fats, colors and flavors.
  • Are your products gluten free?
    Some of our products contain gluten (SH Beef Steak) while others (SH White Fish) do not.
  • Can you refreeze thawed product?
    Just like traditional meat and fish, we do not recommend refreezing a thawed product.
  • What is Steakholder Foods mission?
    Steakholder Foods Ltd., is an international deep-tech food company that is on a mission to revolutionize the way food is produced, empowering meat manufacturers with cutting-edge 3D bio-printers and consumable (inks and bioinks) to produce delicious, nutritious, safe, and consistent complex products from ethically harvested cells. The company is developing a slaughter-free solution for producing cellular agriculture meat products, such as beef and seafood, by offering manufacturers the ability to produce a cultivated meat product that aims to closely mimic the taste, texture, and appearance of traditional meat— as an alternative to industrialized farming and fishing.
  • Can you provide a high-level overview of the 3D printing production process?
    SH inks production – plant-based or hybrid? The inks are formulated from plant-based ingredients and can be mixed with our cultivated cells in any desired ratio. The full process for hybrid end-products (products that include cultivated cells) involves cell harvesting and growth prior to the ink formulation. 3D printing - the ink is loaded into our 3D printer, which then prints a structured product with pinpoint precision based on a digital design in just a matter of minutes. The unique 3D-printing process gives the product its unique texture. The printed food is ready to cook. Cook it and bon appetite!
  • What are the benefits of Steakholder Foods 3D printing?
    SCALABILITY - High throughput 3D printing can be used to create meat structures in high accuracy at a commercial scale. DIGITAL CONTROL & CUSTOMIZATION - The full process is digitally controlled offering customization- shape, size, texture, and even nutritional composition. VARIETY OF SPECIES - Systems adaptability can allow the printing of almost any species. PRECISION - Enables the creation of products that mimic real meat in terms of texture, taste, and appearance.
  • What is Steakholder Foods differentiating value proposition?
    Steakholder Foods possesses a competitive advantage through its advanced expertise in 3D biological printing technologies, specializing in creating plant-based inks that serve as a platform for cultivated cells. Through this, the company is able to authentically mimic the taste, texture, and appearance of meat and fish. The company is developing a slaughter-free solution for producing cellular agriculture meat products, such as beef and seafood, by offering manufacturers the ability to produce a cultivated meat product that aims to closely mimic the taste, texture, and appearance of traditional meat— as an alternative to industrialized farming and fishing. To that end, the company is developing novel, proprietary, three-dimensional printers to deposit layers of plant-based ink and cell-based bio-ink in a three-dimensional form of structured cultivated meat. The cultivated and hybrid food production processes the company is developing, have the potential to bolster food security globally, improve the quality of the environment, shorten global food supply chains, and reduce the likelihood of health hazards such as zoonotic diseases transferred from animals to humans (including viruses, such as virulent avian influenza and COVID-19, and drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, such as some strains of salmonella).

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