In the future it could be possible to cook an entire meal in space with one single push on a button, by using a 3D food printer. Technologists from the Cornell University developed gel-like substances, called hydrocolloids. Hydrocolloids are complex connections between moisture absorbing polysaccharides and adhesive components. When adding some flavoring agents, different tastes and textures arises when printed.
TOP FoodLab develops the food of the future so is also investigating the possibilities of space food and 3D printing. We’ll keep you informed about that.