The mushroom extract is popular in various end products. Mushrooms are famous for their diversity of nutritional values, and their diversity of applications has also been recognized. Functional mushrooms increased by 10% in herbal single products, 14% in shelf-stable coffee, 55% in shelf-stable beef jerky, and even 2% in performance nutritional supplements. At present, the popular mushroom raw materials include Hericium erinaceus extract (Lion’s Mane Mushroom), Ganoderma lucidum extracts (Reishi mushroom), Cordyceps sinensis extract Cs-4 [mycelium], Inonotus Obliquus extract (Chaga mushroom), Grifola frondosa extract (Maitake mushroom), etc. the specific market application growth is shown in the figure.

Growth of mushroom in coffee and hot cocoa product formulations

The application of mushroom raw materials is also expanding the category of products, such as frozen food, soft candy, coffee, solid beverage, etc. Mushroom coffee may sound fresh to many shoppers, but it has existed since World War II, and it provides some alternative caffeine and additional health benefits compared with ordinary coffee. Four Sigmatic and teecino brands have launched relevant mushroom coffee products, some for ordinary consumers and some for professional athletes. It is expected that the market of mushroom coffee products will continue to grow.

Based on the increasing popularity of mushrooms and related health and nutritional attributes, this trend is expected to continue to grow in 2022.

Qherb Mushroom extract list:

Grifola frondosa extract(Maitake mushroom)

Lentinus edodes extract(Shiitake mushroom)

Ganoderma lucidum extract(Reishi mushroom)

Agaricus blazei extract(ABM mushroom)

Cordyceps sinensis extract Cs-4 [mycelium]

Hericium erinaceus extract(Lion’s Mane Mushroom)

Trametes versicolor extract

Coriolus versicolor extract(Turkey tai mushroom)

Polyporus umbellatus extract(Polyporus)

Poria cocos extract Fruit body (PORIA)

Pleurotus ostreatus extract(Oyster mushroom)

Flammulina velutipe extract

Coprinus comatus extract(Shaggy Mane)

Pleurotus Citrinopileatus extract(Golden-cap Mushroom)

Agrocybe aegerita extract

Agaricus bisporus extract(White mushroom)(Button mushroom)

Tremella fuciformis extract White Fungus extract

Auricularia auricular extract Black fungus extract

Inonotus Obliquus extract(Chaga mushroom)