New ingredients

Rapid societal changes are taking place in Iceland as well as around the world, and it is important that they are taken into account in modern food production.

Part of the great social challenges we face is the deteriorating health of Icelanders and it can be said with truth that food production is at a crossroads in this respect. Food manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to produce foods that are both good for their health and fun to consume, but often this does not go together. It is therefore important to focus on new harmless ingredients that have health-promoting properties and to place them in the right proportions in foods consumed by the general public. Whether it is algae from seaweed off the coast of Iceland or bioactive substances to reduce blood pressure that have been made from raw materials used in fish processing, there are possibilities to naturally improve the foods we already consume.

A food printer is an example of a device that can be used for this purpose, but a 3D food printer is one of the devices that can be used in Matís' food and biochemical factories.