We look at three companies that use mushrooms to produce healthy fats in plant-based food.
The mushroom industry continues to grow in popularity among manufacturers and consumers. These wonders of nature are neither plants nor animals but offer exceptional functionality. They can be used for supplements, textiles or as a meat alternative, in beverages, food colorings and even fats.
Some mushrooms contain a large amount of lipids that are composed of unsaturated acids. These can be substituted for vegetable and saturated oils. According to Brazilian researchersEdible mushrooms contain a variety of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and oleic (some in greater amounts than others).
The global mushroom market will reach $115.8 billion by 2030, and mushrooms were named Ingredient of the Year by The New York Times in 2022.
1. Scelta Mushrooms
Scelta Mushrooms is a Dutch company that has 30 years experience in the mushroom business. FungibleA fat-replacer that is made using Dutch mushrooms to mimic animal fat. Fungible, according to the company’s website, helps reduce fat in alternative foods without compromising taste or texture. It is said…