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Ingredient Insider: Functional Mushrooms For Food & Beverage

Food and beverage makers are taking mushrooms beyond brown and button and exploring inclusions and infusions with fungi that offer functional benefits.

Ingredient Insider: Functional Mushrooms For Food & Beverage

Food and beverage makers are taking mushrooms beyond brown and button and exploring inclusions and infusions with fungi that offer functional benefits. Read on to see if this on-trend ingredient makes sense for your product.

For all the hottest trends in food & beverage, give Foodboro a follow over on Instagram!

What they are: Functional mushrooms, also known as medicinal mushrooms, offer a host of adaptogenic benefits, such as increased athletic performance, stress reduction, immune support and cognitive function… to name just a few.

Popular varieties:

  • Lion's Mane

  • Reishi

  • Chaga

  • Cordyceps

  • Ashwagandha

  • Turkey Tail

  • Maitake

Applications for food and beverage: As Food Industry Executive describes them, "Adaptogenic mushrooms like all mushrooms are very versatile. The flavors are generally mild, so as mushrooms are incorporated into different foods and beverages their natural flavors can be amplified or kept in the background, but either way retaining their healthfulness." Available for use in powdered and extract varieties.

Brands that are using them:

Rooted Life Adaptogenic Butter

Madeby Cookies

Foods Alive

Down to Earth Super Tea

Four Sigmatic

SMPL Bites

Butterfly Nut Butters - Chocolate Reishi

Nude Chocolate

Purely Elizabeth - Dark Chocolate Strawberry Granola

From the Foodboro archives: Mushrooms Making Moves

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Food and beverage makers are taking mushrooms beyond brown and button and exploring inclusions and infusions with fungi that offer functional benefits. Read on to see if this on-trend ingredient makes sense for your product.

For all the hottest trends in food & beverage, give Foodboro a follow over on Instagram!

What they are: Functional mushrooms, also known as medicinal mushrooms, offer a host of adaptogenic benefits, such as increased athletic performance, stress reduction, immune support and cognitive function… to name just a few.

Popular varieties:

  • Lion's Mane

  • Reishi

  • Chaga

  • Cordyceps

  • Ashwagandha

  • Turkey Tail

  • Maitake

Applications for food and beverage: As Food Industry Executive describes them, "Adaptogenic mushrooms like all mushrooms are very versatile. The flavors are generally mild, so as mushrooms are incorporated into different foods and beverages their natural flavors can be amplified or kept in the background, but either way retaining their healthfulness." Available for use in powdered and extract varieties.

Brands that are using them:

Rooted Life Adaptogenic Butter

Madeby Cookies

Foods Alive

Down to Earth Super Tea

Four Sigmatic

SMPL Bites

Butterfly Nut Butters - Chocolate Reishi

Nude Chocolate

Purely Elizabeth - Dark Chocolate Strawberry Granola

From the Foodboro archives: Mushrooms Making Moves

Additional resources:

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest insights, trends and happenings in food and beverage delivered straight to your inbox!

Food and beverage makers are taking mushrooms beyond brown and button and exploring inclusions and infusions with fungi that offer functional benefits. Read on to see if this on-trend ingredient makes sense for your product.

For all the hottest trends in food & beverage, give Foodboro a follow over on Instagram!

What they are: Functional mushrooms, also known as medicinal mushrooms, offer a host of adaptogenic benefits, such as increased athletic performance, stress reduction, immune support and cognitive function… to name just a few.

Popular varieties:

  • Lion's Mane

  • Reishi

  • Chaga

  • Cordyceps

  • Ashwagandha

  • Turkey Tail

  • Maitake

Applications for food and beverage: As Food Industry Executive describes them, "Adaptogenic mushrooms like all mushrooms are very versatile. The flavors are generally mild, so as mushrooms are incorporated into different foods and beverages their natural flavors can be amplified or kept in the background, but either way retaining their healthfulness." Available for use in powdered and extract varieties.

Brands that are using them:

Rooted Life Adaptogenic Butter

Madeby Cookies

Foods Alive

Down to Earth Super Tea

Four Sigmatic

SMPL Bites

Butterfly Nut Butters - Chocolate Reishi

Nude Chocolate

Purely Elizabeth - Dark Chocolate Strawberry Granola

From the Foodboro archives: Mushrooms Making Moves

Additional resources:

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