With 3D food printing, one can produce food that is not only palatable and healthier for the elderly, but also easier for them to chew.
3D printing technology is not new, though it is usually associated with creating materials to build cars, planes and houses. But after Russian cosmonauts printed meat in space in October — showing how useful the applications of 3D printing can be — food printing has gained traction. It is a process whereby food materials (in paste or gel form) are extruded from cartridges to form layered designs programmed on a computer.
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