frequently asked questions

Mycofood

What is Mycofood?

Mycofood is a 100% animal-free ingredient made from Fusarium venenatum biomass, a fungus which has already been approved for human consumption by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

What are the health and nutritional benefits of your product?

Mycofood has an excellent nutritional profile and a balanced composition with high-quality proteins, polyunsaturated fatty-acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Is your product genetically modified?

Mycofood is not a genetically modified organism (non-GMO). The fungus that we use for biomass production is a 100% natural organism that has not been genetically modified or altered in any way.

Can I be intolerant to Mycofood?

According to an analysis made by the Food Allergy Research Group, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (USA), the incidence of allergic reactions remains very low, with one reaction for every 24.3 million servings. That said, Mycofood is high in protein and fiber, which may cause intolerance. Also, products developed with our ingredient may contain some allergens such as egg, milk and gluten. Always be sure to double-check for any allergy advice on a product before its consumption.

Is your product gluten-free?

Yes, Mycofood is gluten-free, except when the formulation process of a specific product based on Mycofood includes any gluten-containing ingredient. Always be sure to double-check for any allergy advice on a product before its consumption.

Is your product nut-free?

Yes, our product is nut-free, except if the formulation process of a specific Mycofood product includes nut-containing ingredients.Always be sure to double-check for any allergy advice on a product before its consumption.

Is your product able to reduce salt content?

Yes, Mycofood presents a low sodium content. Moreover, various of our new biotechnological applications based on the biomass extract of the product can be used to flavor foods without using sodium chloride.

Is your product Halal- or Kosher-certified?

Mycofood does not have any characteristic that prevents it to be Halal- or Kosher-certified, but our product has not been certified by competent authorities yet.

Does your product contain soy or other related sources?

There are no soy or soybean-derived products in Mycofood. But again, when the formulation process of a specific product based on Mycofood contemplates the use of soy or soybean-derived products, they may be present. Always be sure to double-check for any allergy advice on a product before its consumption.

Environment

How much carbon dioxide do you save in your production process?

Relative to beef and chicken, the production of 1 kg of Mycofood reduces the emissions of carbon dioxide by 94% and 70%, respectively.

How much water is required to produce Mycofood?

To produce 1 kg of Mycofood, we use 388 L of water. Compared to beef and chicken, our production process reduces water consumption by 97% and 91%, respectively.

How much land is required to produce Mycofood?

Facilities to produce Mycofood occupy only a few hectares, typically 4 for a big facility. Compared to beef and chicken, the production of 1 kg of Mycofood reduces the use of land by 99% and 89%, respectively.