Isreal-based Forsea Foods claims its freshwater eel meat will be the first cell-cultured fish developed using organoid technology.

Organoid technology involves creating an ideal environment for fish cells to form spontaneously their natural composition of native fat and muscle. They grow as a three-dimensional tissue structure in the same way they would in a living fish.

Organoid technology has been used in developmental biology, medicine and research.

“The result is sustainably produced cultured seafood that embody the same taste and textural traits as their ocean-caught counterparts," Forsea co-founder Roee Nir said.