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FUNGITIME

Application of fungi protein in the development of sustainable and healthy food products.

Context

Due to the world’s increasing population and the growing awareness of the food chain’s environmental impact, developing new food ingredients from alternative sources has emerged as a critical global challenge. In addition, the food industry remains focused on fulfilling consumer demand for products that meet or exceed their nutrition needs. Therefore, fungal biotechnology could become a driver for food ingredient production, especially for protein production that could accomplish both challenges via the development of healthy and sustainable food products.

Objective

The FUNGITIME project is developing food products that are manufactured using ABUNDA® mycoprotein. The food products are versatile and range from textured snacks and pasta to surrogate dairy products, fish-based products, and drinks. The aim is to develop foods with optimal nutri-physiological properties having high consumer acceptance.

Advantage of ABUNDA mycoprotein utilization:

  • High-quality and sustainable protein source
  • Low production costs
  • Expanded range of vegetarian and vegan products
  • Healthy food products
  • Intrinsic fiber structure

Beneficiaries

The potential beneficiaries are consumers (sustainable, ethical and healthy product availability), the Food Industry (new ingredient sources and new markets) and the environment (zero waste, fewer GHG emissions and deforestation).

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

3FBIO
Matís
ANGULAS AGUINAGA
FRAUNHOFER
AZTI
PEPSICO

Project Lead

Esther Sanmartin
Institution

AZTI

Contact details

esanmartin@azti.es

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