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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 types of plant-based food products does Steakholder Foods offer?
    Steakholder Foods offers a diverse range of plant-based food products, including plant-based meat alternatives and seafood alternatives, all designed to replicate the taste, texture, and sensory experience of traditional animal-based products.
  • Are Steakholder Foods' end products suitable for both retail and foodservice markets?
    Steakholder Foods primarily serves the needs of food manufacturers and businesses in the food industry. Our plant-based food products are designed to meet the specific requirements of commercial-scale production and culinary innovation within the B2B sector.
  • Can you provide details about the range of plant-based seafood alternatives available from Steakholder Foods?
    Our plant-based seafood alternatives encompass a variety of options, from plant-based white fish fillet, eel and shrimp. They deliver the flavors and textures of real seafood while promoting sustainability.
  • Are there any specific dietary preferences or allergen considerations addressed in your plant-based food products?
    Many of our plant-based food products are designed to be suitable for a wide range of dietary preferences, including vegetarian and vegan diets. We also prioritize allergen awareness and provide information on potential allergens in our products.
  • How do Steakholder Foods' end products contribute to sustainable and ethical food choices?
    Our plant-based food products are at the forefront of sustainable and ethical food choices. By reducing the reliance on traditional animal agriculture, we promote eco-conscious consumption without compromising on taste and quality.
  • Are your plant-based food products customizable for food manufacturers looking to create unique offerings?
    Absolutely. We offer customization options to food manufacturers, allowing them to create unique plant-based food products tailored to their brand and consumer preferences.
  • Can you provide information on the nutritional content and ingredients used in your plant-based food products?
    You can find comprehensive nutritional information and ingredient lists on each product's dedicated page on our website. Furthermore, as all our blends are customizable, the nutritional values can be adjusted and tailored to meet your specific dietary requirements and preferences by the producer.
  • Where can I purchase or source Steakholder Foods' end products for my food business?
    Our industrial printers are designed for industrial food plants. You can learn about our solution on our website. For more information, please get in touch with us via email: [email protected]
  • 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).
  • What is Steakholder Foods differentiating value proposition?
    Steakholder Foods' distinctive value proposition lies in our pioneering approach to sustainable and delectable plant-based food production. Our key differentiators encompass: 1. Texture Mastery: Our advanced 3D printers, featuring DropJet and Fusion technologies, excel in replicating the authentic textures of traditional animal-based foods. We offer a range of plant-based alternatives that deliver the same mouthwatering experience, setting us apart from the competition. 2. Customizability: We empower food manufacturers with the ability to customize textures and flavors according to their unique preferences. This level of customization ensures that our plant-based products meet the highest culinary standards. 3. Sustainability Commitment: Steakholder Foods is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of food production. By utilizing plant-based materials and minimizing the need for traditional agriculture, we contribute to a more sustainable future while preserving the sensory experience of real meat and seafood. 4. Versatility Across Food Categories: Our technology is versatile and adaptable to various plant-based ingredients, enabling the creation of a diverse range of products, from plant-based meat alternatives to seafood alternatives, all with the desired textures and flavors. 5. Innovation: We formulate our blends exclusively from plant-based ingredients, offering a unique approach to 3D food printing. These nutrients can be combined with cultivated cells, allowing for hybrid products that maintain authenticity. In summary, Steakholder Foods' differentiating value proposition centers on our ability to provide realistic textures, customizability, sustainability, versatility across food categories, and innovation in raw materials. We're committed to redefining plant-based food production while delivering a delightful and eco-conscious culinary experience.
  • What is Steakholder Foods, and what does the company specialize in?
    Steakholder Foods is a pioneering company specializing in sustainable and innovative plant-based food production technologies. Our core focus is on advancing the development of delicious and eco-conscious plant-based food alternatives with complex textures, like beef steaks, white fish, shrimp, eel, and more. While our initial focus is on plant-based options, we’re developing cultivated cells for seamless integration with an eye on the future. Steakholder Foods is building the industry-standard machinery, software and printing materials to offer its proprietary 3D printers, printing blends formulated from premium, plant-based ingredients, to help food manufacturers of all sizes reach the execution of their offerings.
  • How does Steakholder Foods contribute to sustainable food production?
    We contribute to sustainability by reducing the environmental impact of food production. Our 3D food printers use plant-based ingredients and advanced technologies to create realistic textures in plant-based food products, minimizing the need for traditional agriculture and livestock farming.
  • What are the primary products or technologies offered by Steakholder Foods?
    Steakholder Foods offers advanced 3D food printers, enabling the creation of food products, using our plant-based blends. The company is focusing in collaborating with food manufacturers that want to expand their products and offer whole-cuts of plant-based products.
  • Can you explain the technology behind Steakholder Foods' 3D food printers?
    Our 3D food printers utilize cutting-edge DropJet and Fusion technologies. DropJet technology fires precise droplets of plant-based materials to create textures, while Fusion technology combines plant-based muscle and fat to produce cohesive meat products. DropJet technology is employed in our Fish and Seafood Printer, replicating seafood textures. Fusion technology is used in our Meat Printer, creating plant-based meat products by combining muscle and fat.
  • Are Steakholder Foods' products suitable for both individual consumers and commercial use?
    Steakholder Foods primarily serves the needs of commercial clients, specifically food manufacturers and businesses in the food industry. Our advanced 3D food printers and technologies are designed to meet the demands of large-scale production and culinary innovation within the B2B sector.
  • How does Steakholder Foods ensure the quality and safety of its plant-based food products?
    We maintain strict quality control standards throughout our production processes. Our plant-based ingredients are carefully selected for safety and quality, and our technology ensures consistent and reliable results.
  • What sets Steakholder Foods apart from other companies in the plant-based food industry?
    Our key differentiators include our unmatched ability to replicate authentic textures, customizability, commitment to sustainability, versatility across food categories, and innovation in plant-based products.
  • Where can I purchase or inquire about Steakholder Foods' products and services?
    For inquiries or to purchase our products and services, please email [email protected]. We are here to assist you with all your 3D printed plant-based food production needs.

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