DENVER, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mushroom fermentation is quickly becoming a popular buzzword in the food industry. In the past five years, mushroom fermentation has exploded onto the scene, helping to solve some of the biggest challenges in the food and beverage industry. Mushrooms have already proven to be a powerful tool in the fight against sugar, helping companies reduce or even aid in eliminating sugar completely from their products. Mushroom fermentation is also demonstrating an important role in feeding an exponentially growing population with a sustainable and high-quality protein source.
Colorado based company, MycoTechnology, is pioneering the field of mushroom fermentation and has attracted over $50M in venture funds from some of the top food companies around the world. According to Alan Hahn, CEO and Co-Founder of MycoTechnology, "We are still just scratching the surface on what is possible from mushroom fermentation. We have a pipeline of R&D projects that will continue to transform the food industry for the better."
Top industry executives are recognizing MycoTechnology as the solution the food industry has been searching for. Doug Tough, former CEO and Chairman of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), and Robert Case, former CMO of Nestle, both joined the board this month and are excited to be part of the groundbreaking projects MycoTechnology is working on.
"MycoTechnology is not just creating products for the sake of creating products, they are out here developing products that will transform the world. When MycoTech asked me to join the board I knew I wanted to be a part of something that would make a lasting impact on society" explains Doug Tough.
Rob Case notes that "Companies like MycoTechnology do not come around often. They are focused on tackling the biggest issues head on and changing the landscape of the food ingredient industry one product at a time."
In the past 10 years there has been a shift in the food industry to increase the availability of healthy, high quality, and sustainable food options. This shift is a major departure from previous thinking where cost and availability were the major drivers. Now the food industry is looking for innovative solutions to bring healthy and sustainable foods that don't compromise on taste, and MycoTechnology is delivering in a big way.
MycoTechnology, founded in 2012, is a rapidly growing, innovative, and environmentally conscious food ingredient company. Their product portfolio features ClearTaste®, the world's first organic bitter blocker, and PureTaste®, the next generation of plant protein. For more information visit www.mycotechcorp.com.
Jessie Booth, Marketing Communications Specialist