Technology and innovation have permanently changed our eating culture. Now the evolution of food is facing a new milestone and brings new, intelligent approaches to the table
Source: Moley Robotics
Around the daily meals are technical Innovations indispensable. A market that is worth investing in: That is why over 12 billion euros have flowed into start-ups from new food service providers worldwide in recent years. Move now technologies with a holistic approach in focus and thus change the Kitchen of the future towards a responsible food culture.
Kitchen of the future - 6 technologies that are revolutionizing our food
- The meat of tomorrow: Enjoy with a clear conscience
- The Remains Knights: Zero Waste
- Personalized food
- Home Gardening: The garden in the kitchen
- Assisted Cooking: The Thinking Fridge
- Intelligent kitchen robots
1. The meat of tomorrow: Enjoy with a clear conscience
More and more consumers are reducing meat consumption in favor of the environment, animals and health. Thus, a wide range of vegan-vegetarian products based on plants has established itself. The taste buds of an entire generation are particularly affected by the “new meat”: a product made from legumes with vegetable-based protein that mimics the typical meat taste.
For the kitchen of the future, it is now possible to produce burgers that taste like meat and emit 89% fewer greenhouse gases than conventional beef burgers. The new players in the Beyond Meat or Foods for Tomorrow scene were even able to convince fast-food restaurants such as Burger King or KFC to offer vegan alternatives. A technology that is redefining our perception of meat while taking environmentally friendly dietary options into account.
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2. The Leftovers Knight: Zero Waste
When it comes to eating, it's not just what's on the table that counts. More than a third of the food produced worldwide ends up in the garbage. Innovative apps like "ResQ Club" or "To-Good-To-Go" therefore use the latest technology to avoid food waste. Leftover groceries from supermarkets or restaurants can be found at discounted prices and bought directly using a smartphone. The more consumers use the platform, the greater the awareness of the extent of overproduction.
3. Personalized food
The increase in food intolerances increases the need for alternatives to fast food and mass taste. A promising market with personalized offers is currently developing. For individually adapted diets, for example, HABIT has developed a new, helpful technology that uses personal information and blood values to put together tailored nutrition plans and recipes.
4. Greentech home gardening: The allotment for the kitchen
If you are not lucky enough to have your own garden, you can now bring the herb bed back home. With the “SmartGrow” herb growing device from BOSCH, urban gardening is coming into the kitchen of the future. Numerous herbs, dwarf tomatoes and edible flowers grow and flourish with the hydroponic device that works without soil. An automatic irrigation and light system ensures that the plants are perfectly supplied for up to two weeks.
5. Assisted Cooking
Networked technologies with intuitive operation should make cooking easier in the future. Above all, companies like Siemens or AEG are pioneers in the field of connectivity and bring new innovations to the market. These include intuitive extractor hoods that automatically control their suction power, and cooking sensors prevent the pasta water from boiling over.
Connectivity within the kitchen is also ensured by ovens, for example, which can be opened using voice recognition via Alexa or Google Assistant. The learning oven remembers the preferred roasting times or cake baking preferences of its owner with the help of a smartphone app. The refrigerator of the future can therefore even be operated via the app while on the move using the smartphone.
6. Smart kitchen robot
A robot kitchen equipped with two robotic hands that take over the cooking completely. The innovation of Moley Robotics 2019 was even successfully presented at the Hannover Messe. At the end of 2019, the model should already be on the market. The system is linked with 2000 recipes and should also deliver the ingredients to order. The intelligent robot hands imitate the movements of cooks and thus prepare the food.
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Smart solutions for the kitchen of the future and greentech homes
Technologies will therefore continue to determine our food significantly in the future. Carefully used, they can help us to develop a taste experience so that we can continue to enjoy it consciously and with all our senses.