Mushroom Powder and Extract


Mushroom Fruiting body Powder

Mushroom fruiting body powder is made by drying and powdering whole mushroom fruiting bodies or parts thereof. Although it contains some soluble compounds the majority is insoluble fiber. Due to its processing, mushroom fruiting body powder remains original taste and smell and has complete range of functional compounds.

Mushroom Mycelium Powder

Mushrooms are composed of fine filaments called hyphae, which make up the fruiting body and also form a network or mycelium in the substrate on which the mushroom grows, secreting enzymes to help break down organic matter and absorb nutrients. As an alternative to growing fruiting bodies on solid substrates the mycelium can be cultivated in liquid reactor vessels with the liquid filtered off at the end of fermentation and the mycelium dried and powdered. Such cultivation mode makes pesticides and heavy metal more easily controlled.

In terms of cellular structure there is no difference between the hyphae that form the mycelium and those that form the fruiting body, both having cell walls composed largely of Beta-glucans and related polysaccharides. However, there can be differences in the secondary metabolites produced with the mycelium producing more bioactive components such as the erinacines from Hericium erinaceus.

Mushroom Extracts

Both mushroom fruiting bodies and mycelium can be extracted in suitable solvents to increase the concentration of key active components by removing insoluble or unwanted components. The side effects are that mushroom extracts would not be full-spectrum and it’s more hygroscopic than mushroom powder.

Common solvents are water and ethanol with water extraction producing extracts with high levels of soluble polysaccharides and ethanol being better at extracting terpenes and related compounds. Water and ethanol extracts can also be combined to produce ‘dual-extracts’.

In addition extracts can be standardized with rigorous quality control during all phases of growing, harvesting, and manufacturing processes to contain consistent levels of specific compounds.

Mushroom Powder VS Mushroom Extract (Fruiting body and Mycelium)

Main Process
(Critical Steps)
Physical Characteristics Further Application Advantages Disadvantages
Fruiting body Powder Drying,
Metal Detection
Low Density
Drip Coffee Formulae
Smoothie Ingredient
Original Taste and Smell
Complete range of Functional Compounds
Insoluble in Water
Low Density
Granular Mouthfeel
Low Levels of Soluble Components
Mycelium Powder Much Darker than Fruiting body Powder
Fermentation taste
Higher Density
Capsules Pesticides and heavy metal are more easily controlled
Fruiting body Extract Drying
Solvent Decoction
Spray Drying,
Lighter color
Relatively High Density
Instant Drinks Formulae
Smoothie Ingredient
High Concentration of Soluble Components
High Density
Incomplete range of Functional Compounds
Mycelium Extract Same as Fruiting body extract Darker color
Higher Density
High Concentration of Soluble Components Hygroscopic
Incomplete range of Functional Compounds



What are your prices?

Our prices are subject to change depending on supply and other market factors. We will send you an updated price list after your company contact us for further information.

Do you have a minimum order quantity?

Yes, we require all international orders to have an ongoing minimum order quantity. If you are looking to resell but in much smaller quantities, we recommend you check out our website.

Can you supply the relevant documentation?

Yes, we can provide most documentation including Certificates of Analysis / Conformance; Insurance; Origin, and other export documents where required.

What is the average lead time?

For samples, the lead time is about 7 days. For mass production, the lead time is 20-30 days after receiving the deposit payment. The lead times become effective when (1) we have received your deposit, and (2) we have your final approval for your products. If our lead times do not work with your deadline, please go over your requirements with your sale. In all cases we will try to accommodate your needs. In most cases we are able to do so.

What kinds of payment methods do you accept?

You can make the payment to our bank account, Western Union or PayPal: 30% deposit in advance, 70% balance against the copy of B/L.

What is the product warranty?

We warranty our materials and workmanship. Our commitment is to your satisfaction with our products. In warranty or not, it is the culture of our company to address and resolve all customer issues to everyone’s satisfaction.

Do you guarantee safe and secure delivery of products?

Yes, we always use high quality export packaging. We also use specialized hazard packing for dangerous goods and validated cold storage shippers for temperature sensitive items. Specialist packaging and non-standard packing requirements may incur an additional charge.

How about the shipping fees?

The shipping cost depends on the way you choose to get the goods. Express is normally the most quickest but also most expensive way. By seafreight is the best solution for big amounts. Exactly freight rates we can only give you if we know the details of amount, weight and way. Please contact us for further information.

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