#35 of 100 - SavorEat
Updated: Jul 27, 2020
Having stopped eating meat just over a year ago, #35 on our list of #100israelistartups is of personal interest.
Vegetarianism and veganism are the two fastest growing dietary trends today. The total number of vegans, vegetarians, and related categories was estimated to be about 8 per cent of the world population in 2018.
A quick Google search for veganism shows an increase of 580 per cent over the last five years while Veganism, as a term has received almost five times more interest than vegetarian and cruelty-free searches combined.
Combined with increasing adoption of Flexitarian diets, the demand for plant-based alternatives to meat is at an all-time high.
Enter SavorEat, an Israeli-based start-up, who recently raised $4.75m to help accelerate growth and collaborations with multinational companies.
SavorEat is developing a new generation of meat alternative products which recreate the unique experience, taste and texture of meat in a convenient way and without a single animal in sight. Their product is a combination of proprietary 3D printing technology, an automatic cooking machine and unique plant-based ingredients that allow the creation of a variety of textures and designs that characterize meat.
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The SavorEat machine will instantly print a vegan burger from a cartridge containing plant-based proteins, fats, flavor components, and cellulose, a fiber that can be manipulated into a variety of textures, including that of beef muscle and fat. The machine is designed to use infrared light to cook the burger as it prints.
The technology enables meat lover and vegans to enjoy the unique meat experience in a sustainable and forward thinking way.
In addition, the solution offers number of benefits over traditional manufacturing processes, including the ability to cook or grill the product simultaneously with the printing process and the ability to personalize the dish to fit consumer’s specific diet, lifestyle or medical condition.
SavorEat is based on the research of Hebrew University professors Oded Shoseyov and Ido Braslavsky.
Racheli Vizman, CEO and Co-Founder of SavorEat added:
“Due to the latest global events, the future of meat is inevitably going to change. We are happy to take an active part in this revolution. We will disrupt this market dramatically. Restaurants and cafés will be able to plan better for fluctuations in demand, keep less inventory on hand and create new menus for people with a variety of food needs and preferences. Because you won’t need refrigerated trucks, transportation costs will be greatly reduced as will inventory costs and food waste ”.
2Scots is delighted to share the story of SavorEat and wish them huge luck as they bring a more ethical dimension to the food industry.