Contact Us

3D Food Printer Makes Food You Don’t Need To Chew

Subscribe to WWMJ Ellsworth Maine on

This 3D printer has a whole new twist intended to help seniors have a more appealing culinary life after illness. In European countries over 60% of elderly patients suffer from dysphagia, meaning that they struggle to swallow and digest food. I am sure the numbers in the US are not that different.

Backed by a group called EU, the Performance project has created was to puree foods and the reconstruct them in a 3D printer. Why you might ask? Well, it turns out that after a stroke or sometimes as a result of age adults lose the ability to chew and or digest their food. For these individuals losing interest in food is common and this leads to poor health. Now with the use of this technology they can make 3D super-smooth ‘jellified’ foods made to look  and taste like the regular meals we eat every day, minus the texture of course. The other plus of the printer is the food printed can be very personalized in type, nutritional needs and quantity. After printing the meal is frozen for later heating and consumption.

The printed food is the work of scientists at the company Biozoon, based in Germany. The ‘Smoothfood’, technique was developed by top chefs Markus Biedermann and Herbert Thill on the basis of modern texturisers manufactured by Biozoon.

Best of I-95

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for I-95 Road Crew quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive I-95 Road Crew contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.