Food Technology Staff

3-D pasta shapesShape-shifting foods may reduce shipping costs
Researchers at MIT’s Tangible Media Group have created flat sheets of gelatin and starch that can instantly grow into 3-D foods, such as macaroni and rotini pasta, when submerged in water. The technology has also produced flat discs that can wrap around a filling, like cannoli, spaghetti that breaks into smaller noodles when mixed in hot broth, and flower-like configurations. While the culinary aspects of the technology are apparent, the real …

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