Print your own food with new 3D printer solution

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In Israel, researchers at the Yissum Research Development Company, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, created 3D printing technology to “print” dough and plan on using it to print full-fledged meals using nano-cellulose, a natural and edible calorie-free fiber. They hope it can be on the market as early as within two to five years. The 3D printer uses cartridges with the meal’s ingredients which contain crystalline nano-cellulose as a core element with added proteins, fats, vitamins and other food ingredients, and hardware that applies heat and shapes the matter into food. “By controlling the amount of nano-cellulose and the amount of water [in the cartridge] we can determine the texture of the food,” one of the researchers Oded Shoseyov told Times of Israel.