Sempera Organics (Morgan Hill, CA), a new supplier of mushroom ingredients, debuted several ingredient collections at November’s SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas. The company, which also offers mushroom powders, rolled out its new line of standardized mushroom extracts as well as condition-specific mushroom-ingredient blends.
Like the company’s mushroom powders, its new extracts are standardized to 20% beta-glucans. The company says it has “developed proprietary green chemistry and clean extraction technologies to capture the full spectrum of water-soluble polysaccharides and the water-insoluble triterpenes and sterols, depending on the mushroom species.”
The company is offering lion’s mane, reishi, and cordyceps extracts. “Our extracts provide great versatility for formulators to create ready-to-mix and ready-to-drink beverage applications,” said Nirmal Nair, the company’s CEO and founder, in a press release. “A concentrated ingredient with excellent solubility and dispersion means our ingredients can be readily used for a wide variety of wet dosage applications.”
The company’s mushrooms are grown in Morgan Hill, CA, using vertical farming methods. Vertical farming offers sustainability advantages such as the ability to produce a higher volume of crop per square foot. Sempera grows its mushrooms on organic sorghum sourced in the United States. The company calls its vertically integrated supply chain “extensive” and says that it “includes genetics, substrate preparation, inoculation, fermentation, quality control, processing, and packaging in a cGMP-compliant facility located in California’s esteemed Silicon Valley.” Read more: https://bit.ly/3iv6ZD1