You Can Now 3D Print Your Fruits!

   |  Updated: May 27, 2014 15:12 IST

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You Can Now 3D Print Your Fruits!
Get ready to witness a recent breakthrough from the world of science and technology that will take you by surprise. A UK based company has developed a 3D printer which can print fruits in a jiffy. The printer uses a molecular-gastronomy technique called spherification which combines individual liquid droplets and flavours into a fruit shape. (More: A look at the first kitchen-ready food printer)

You don't really require any specialist knowledge to use this printer. The final product is in the form of a fruit and is absolutely organic.

"Our 3D fruit printer will open up new possibilities not only to professional chefs but also to our home kitchens - allowing us to enhance and expand our dining experiences. We have re-invented the concept of fresh fruit on demand," said Vaiva Kalnikaite, creative director and founder of Dovetailed. (More: 3D food printing)

The chief inventor at Dovetailed, Gabriel Villar noted, "With our novel printing technique, you can not only recreate existing fruits, but also invent your own creations. The taste, texture, size and shape of the fruit can all be customised,"

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Interestingly, this is not the first time that any news of 3D food printing has gone viral. A Spanish start-up had already come up with a similar 3D food printer last year. The Barcelona-based company Natural Machines which built 'Foodini', the food printer, claimed that the machine combines "technology, food, art and design". Similarly, a South Carolina based company, 3D Systems Inc., also came out with its the ChefJet Pro- the first commercial, kitchen-ready food printer.
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