The plant-based seafood market just got a boost with Revo Foods’s 3D-printed salmon.
The Austria-based food startup, formerly known as Legendary Vish, unveiled its vegan “Salmon With Attitude” on March 6 in Vienna during a tasting event.
“The future of seafood has arrived,” the company wrote in a Facebook post. “After countless hours spent on R&D, we are happy to announce that the world’s first 3D-printed plant-based seafood is here!”
Revo Foods 3D printed salmon comes in two varieties: a smoky filet and a creamy spread. The plant-based salmon is high in protein, omega 3, dietary fibers, and vitamin B12. The company only uses 11 ingredients to make its products, including pea protein, algae extracts, plant oils, and citrus fibers.
According to the brand, the event was a success. “We had a blast at our first tasting event for our Salmon With Attitude,” another Facebook post read. “We received amazing feedback. One vegan blogger mentioned that our plant-based salmon ‘tastes too much like fish, I can hardly eat it,’ which was a great compliment for us. Now, we go full power ahead to make our products available for everyone asap!”
3D Printed Salmon
The company plans to launch its 3D printed salmon products in Austria in late summer or fall.
Robin Simsa, the CEO of Revo Foods, told LIVEKINDLY that the company also plans to expand throughout Europe in 2022.
“We already have a strong partner network of distributors in different European countries but are also looking forward to interested restaurants/cafes that would be interested in reselling our products,” Simsa explained.
The company created vegan salmon over sustainability and welfare issues in the salmon industry. For example, one major issue in the industry is the spread of parasites, like Lepeophtheirus salmonis. The industry also uses pesticides, which can be damaging to the environment.
Through its 3D printing process, the company was able to recreate the texture, appearance, and mouthfeel of traditionalal salmon.
“We can preserve all the healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins, as our goal is to not only offer tasty products but also healthy ones,” Simsa said. “During the process, we have full control over the structure and texture of the final products, which is the reason why our salmon looks so realistic.”