All over the world food products are being continuously tested. Recently, scientists from the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in the United States have used a similar experiment with the help of a 3D printer. They have printed low fat chocolate, which is much healthier than regular chocolate.
Nowadays, there is an increase in the trend of changing food recipes to make them more healthy. Such food is called functional food. According to Professor Qingrog Huaddha, who is involved in the research, his team is researching 3D printing of low-sugar and sugar-free chocolate.
Normal chocolate is made by mixing cocoa butter, cocoa powder, sugar and any emulsifier. Scientists tested several recipes to 3D print the new chocolate. The final recipe used acacia tree emulsion instead of pure cocoa butter. Also mixed it with golden syrup to make it taste great. This syrup was made from sugarcane juice.
While making 3D printed chocolates, many criteria were kept in mind. The scientist analyzed the physical character of the chocolate. Checked for correct alignment for printing. Attention was paid to the texture and smoothness of the chocolate for the right texture. Researchers say that this chocolate can be made in any shape.
In the 3D printing process, a digital model is first created to create a physical object. To print this chocolate, the scientist created a printer and shaper as well as an app for mobile phones. Through this app you can customize the chocolate according to your needs. Huang says – I want to save other things by using healthy things like oranges, red chillies, tea, onions, turmeric and ginger.