The Rise of Functional Mushrooms in Food Manufacturing

The Rise of Functional Mushrooms in Food Manufacturing

Assorted Mushrooms

Over the past few years, the popularity of functional mushrooms has grown with an increasing interest in natural health supplements made with organic and non-GMO ingredients.

For those with an active lifestyle, energy drinks have long been a staple of diets. They have been traditionally made with ingredients such as taurine and caffeine, along with added sugars or high fructose corn syrup.

In pursuit of cleaner & more natural energy sources, many consumers are seeking out functional mushrooms such as Reishi, Lion’s Mane, and Cordyceps.

The functional mushroom market is categorized into four segments – food & beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, and others. According to the Grandview Research Functional Mushroom Market Report 2023, the food and beverage segment “dominated the global industry in 2023 and accounted for the highest share of 41.9% of the overall revenue.”

The 2023 Global Functional Mushroom Market has a current valuation of USD 31.71 Billion. It is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.2% from 2024 to 2030.

Functional Mushroom Market Chart

About AIFI – A Mushroom Extract and Powder Supplier & Distributor

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading functional mushroom supplier with an additional full-service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of mushroom extracts & powders distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health, and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network and our reliable just-in-time deliveries, we can supply your business with high-quality mushroom extracts & powders at competitive prices.

What are Functional Mushrooms?

Functional mushrooms, also known as adaptogenic mushrooms, are a group of fungi that are believed to provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition. They are often used for their potential to support the immune system, improve cognitive function, boost energy levels, and provide various other health benefits.

Types of Functional Mushrooms

There are many different types of functional mushrooms, each with their unique properties and potential health benefits. Below are a few of the mushroom extracts & powders offered by AIFI:

Functional Mushroom Types

Functional Mushroom Distributor & Supplier Information

For questions regarding functional mushroom pricing, fill out the price request form linked below. For completely technical specifications and other inquiries, please contact one of our sales representatives.

Contact A Sales Rep Price Request Form

Functional Mushroom Products

The functional market has grown to include a wide array of products aimed at satisfying the consumer desire for healthier & more natural energy sources. Manufacturers can capitalize on this trend by incorporating mushroom blends into their products, catering to a market segment seeking functional and nutritious food options.

Functional mushrooms are offered in various convenient forms including capsules & supplements, dry blends & powders, tinctures, snacks & beverages. There are many other products that are utilizing functional mushrooms, each with their unique properties and potential health benefits. Below are a few of the additional products that incorporate functional mushrooms in their formulations:

Functional Mushroom Products

Functional Mushroom Blends & Ingredients

Functional mushroom blends offer a unique selling point for food and beverage manufacturers. Mushroom blends, carefully formulated to target specific health needs, reflect a trend toward personalized nutrition solutions to address a customer’s unique needs. By incorporating these ingredients, manufacturers can differentiate their products from competitors and appeal to consumers looking for innovative and health-enhancing options in the market.

For example, lion’s mane powder can be formulated into various beverages to promote clarity and focus for customers who are looking for an alternative to caffeine. By integrating functional mushrooms into everyday items like coffee and snacks, consumers are provided with accessible means to incorporate these health-enhancing ingredients into their daily regimens. Emphasis is placed on sustainability and organic practices, aligning with the increasing demand for sustainable, transparent, and environmentally conscious sourcing.

American International Foods, Inc. has over 20 years of experience in providing the highest quality ingredients, including mushroom extracts & powders, at competitive prices with continuity of supply. AIFI provides its customers with unparalleled industry knowledge, personalized supply chain solutions, and a complete product line comprised of more than 2500 food and beverage ingredients. Our mushroom extracts & powders, like every product we offer, come with complete documentation verifying their analysis for quality and safety.

Functional Mushroom Benefits for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Adaptogenic Properties: Many functional mushrooms possess adaptogenic properties, which means they can help the body adapt to stress and maintain balance. Incorporating adaptogens into food and beverage products can appeal to consumers seeking stress-relief.

Consumer Demand: Consumer interest in functional foods and beverages presents an opportunity for manufacturers to offer products that promote overall health and well-being.

Immune Support: Certain functional mushrooms, like reishi and shiitake, are known for their immune-boosting properties. By including these mushrooms in food and beverage formulations, manufacturers can highlight their immune-supporting benefits, particularly appearing during times of increased health consciousness.

Marketing Opportunities: Highlighting the health-promotion properties of functional mushrooms can attract health-conscious consumers and differentiate products in a competitive market.

Natural and Sustainable: Functional mushrooms are often grown in controlled environments, making them a sustainable ingredient choice for food and beverage manufacturers. Their cultivation requires fewer resources compared to traditional agriculture, making them environmentally friendly.

Nutritional Value: Functional mushrooms are rich in various nutrients, including amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They often contain vitamins B and D, selenium, potassium, and other beneficial compounds that contribute to overall health and well-being. These nutrients make them a valuable addition to food and beverage products, enhancing the nutritional profile of products, appealing to health-conscious consumers.

Unique Flavors and Textures: Functional mushrooms offer a range of flavors and textures, from earthy to savory, which can add depth and complexity to food and beverage products. They can add depth and complexity to dishes without the need for excessive salt or artificial flavorings.

About AIFI – A Leading Food & Beverage Ingredient Supplier & Distributor

At AIFI, we leverage our deep relationships with the top ingredient manufacturers around the globe to be a high-value partner to our clients. Consumers crave food and beverage products that include proper nutrition as well as delicious taste. We strive to offer our clients several ingredient options including non-GMO, gluten-free, organic, and fair trade. We maintain complete documentation for each ingredient we offer, allowing our customers transparency and peace of mind.

For more information about functional mushroom extracts & powders, ingredient sourcing, pricing, or general inquiries, please contact AIFI using the link below.

Contact Us