Chinova Bioworks: Reducing Food Waste with Eco-Friendly Mushroom Extract

Nov 16, 2020

Chinova Bioworks is a company that aims to reduce food waste using natural, clean-label additives. The company has discovered that an extract derived from white button mushrooms can be used to preserve foods, increasing their quality and shelf life.

The company’s product, Chiber™, was initially launched in March and was soon being used by several plant-based yogurt and cheese brands. Chiber inhibits mould, bacteria, and yeast without affecting the product’s appearance or taste. It is produced in an eco-friendly way, unlike many artificial products with a similar function. Tests show it can extend shelf life by two to three weeks.

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