best food innovations of 2012 - barrier films for food packaging
As we approach the end of the year, we reflect on what creative concepts, ingredients, designs and cutting-edge technologies the world of food and beverages has brought to us over the past 360 + days.
Inspire a series of impressive innovations from the inside
Novelty products from in-vitro meat and food packaging to self
The stirring cooker and tablet designed for the kitchen, 2012 will have a prominent place in food history.
The best food innovation of 20121.
The LiquiGlide GelThis coating was invented by Kripa Varanasi, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, and his five students, bringing a lot
Waiting for the relief of anyone who shakes a bottle of ketchup like a madman, impatiently waiting for that stubborn condiment to slide out at his own drowsy pace.
LiquiGlide, complete foodsafe, gel-
It is applied to the inside of the jar like a substance, with the aim of accommodating a thick sticky liquid like honey and mayonnaise.
After the jar is filled, the contents will slide out easily.
Even the lowest-level, notoriously unmovable remains.
Coating is by FDA-Factory approval-
Food "ingredients" without spices can be used in various materials such as metal, plastic, ceramics and glass.
Varansi believes his invention will have a significant impact on reducing food waste (
Mix all the liquid, cream, paste, etc.
This is thrown away worldwide as they are hard to get from bottles, jars and you will be surprised by the accumulated waste).
In addition, he estimates that this coating will enable manufacturers to eliminate the large plastic caps currently in use, saving about 25 000 tons of oil
Plastic is available every year. 2.
Evian SmartDropIn increases bids for e-commerce
Evian, a mineral water company, launched SmartDrop-
In Paris last spring, just press a button to have the water delivered directly to your kitchen.
This technology is achieved by tearing. drop shaped 4-inch, web-
Refrigerator magnet with LED screen.
As they get less bottled water from the French Alps, customers simply click on a new order on a pre-prepared deviceset online.
The Evian then ships the bottles, free shipping if the order is over 15 euros, and even pick up the empty bottles for recycling.
Inspired by customer feedback, this device shows that the weight is too large (
When dragging the bottle home from the grocery store, it is)
This is a major obstacle to expanding consumption, and smartphone mobile applications will be launched in other markets in 2013. 3. Kuru-Kuru Nabe Self-
Stir into circle
The genius cooking vessel Pan, invented by a Japanese dentist, actually stirred up the contents of the cooking, giving the chef the freedom to handle other tasks.
Using the basic principles of thermodynamics, it can also speed up the cooking process and prevent food from boiling.
The inventor Hideki Watanabe, who used dental plaster from his practice to make a prototype, used a spiral design to align the inner surface of the metal tank.
In a series of experiments, he found that in the food he was cooking, the spiral edges guided the flow with concentric movements.
This makes the heating process more efficient, for example, the water is cooked faster, thus saving energy.
The circular movement of cooking food also makes the scum or skin neatly formed in the center, making it easier to skim the residue from the top.
Currently only sold in Japan, since then, this pot has developed from the era of gypsum casting-
It is now in the form of a stainless steel metal basket or ring, with a unique spiral design, placed in a panlike pot. 4.
No matter how hard the average tablet maker is trying to convince us that we can use these devices during the cooking process, we remain vigilant --
There may be good reasons.
But now there's a tablet on site that provides heat and humidity.
Waterproof design capable of withstand temperatures up to 14f, waterproof and splashproof-
Proving that the building and feet enable the equipment to leave the ground, thus allowing the overflow to flow below, there is no reason not to allow the cooking and online technology to sound sizzsizz in the kitchen. The Linux-
Tablets from France's Qooq are equipped with 1000 recipes developed by chefs.
Users can also get more custom recipes for an additional subscription fee. 5.
The WikiCellsEdible food is packed with the delicate parts of oranges, the tender meat of grapes and the crispy and juicy interior of apples, all of which are kept in the edible skin carefully provided by nature.
So why can't the processed food we consume every day be similarly contained in edible packaging like cheese, yogurt, ice cream, soup and mice, thus making the plastic packaging redundant?
In fact, a group of scientists and designers led by biomedical engineers at Harvard University say they may beDavid Edwards.
At the Paris food conference in early 2012, the team launched a wonderful food Ball packed in edible packaging materials called WikiCells.
Pumpkin soup is placed in the spinach film, lemon juice is placed in the lemon film, coconut sorbet is placed in the mango skin, this is just some of the works shown by scientists. The all-
The natural container consists of two layers.
The first is the soft skin in direct contact with the food, consisting of three main components: tiny food particles, nutrient ions like calcium;
A natural molecule, such as diced sugar or seaweed (
Derivatives of seaweed).
These "ingredients" are combined to form an edible gel that prevents it from drying when wrapped around liquid food.
The second layer is more of a protective hard shell or a "outer package" that replaces a plastic or carton or bag, either completely edible or completely biodegradable.
The first commercial product of WikiCell is ice cream.
Chocolate chip ice cream is wrapped in cookie dough crust and vanilla ice cream is wrapped in chocolate fudge crust.
Then pack these cells in a "box" made of sugar cane (
Made from sugar cane)or tapioca. 6.
As of November, coffee lovers can use their mobile phones to pay for daily Starbucks consumption in 7000 locations.
The app was developed by Square by Twitter creator Jack Dorsey in 2009 with Seattle-
The coffee-based giant has invested $25 million in app developers.
In the past, Starbucks customers could only pay their own money through coffee companies.
The brand app card that requires the user to load the prepaid card stored on the phone.
However, with the Square app, users can pay directly by credit or debit card. 7.
Floating Fish on Hawaiian farm
Seawater farming company based in Kampachi Farms has created floating fish Farms to meet our needs
A growing desire for sushi.
But the best thing about this business is that the revolutionary approach doesn't actually have an impact on the environment, because the floating nature of the farm minimizes the interaction with other marine environments.
On 2011, the company used 20-
The FT's pen is floating in Hawaii.
These pens are called "water birds", which are filled with finger fish and allow them to drift freely but are tied to the ship.
Marine biologists on board closely monitor the fish, a sustainable diet consisting of soybean oil, soybean meal and other sustainable proteins.
On 2012, six months later, 10,000 pounds sushi
First harvest level kampachi
Growth was twice as fast as originally expected.
In the future, Kampachi farm will use 100-
Copper alloy mesh pods suspended in the ocean by the Financial Times and tracked by GPS.