Shiitake Mushroom Emerging Food-preneur and an unexplored source of mycoceuticals

M Beura, S Chakraborty, S Sharma, A Dahuja, A Singh & V Krishnan


North-East India falls within the “Indo-Burma” Centre of biodiversity “hotspots” of global significance. Exploration and sustainable development of local resources of this region are thus vital for the survival and economic prosperity of the region. Untouched by the Green Revolution, much of North-East India continues to be “organic”, which garners much attraction among the millennial food-preneurs. In this enormously growing food market, Mushrooms have turned the flagbearer for their high nutritional and nutraceutical potential. Once a delicacy has now turned into a crucial part of everyday diet due to its health benefits and a one-stop food for protein, essential vitamins, and minerals. Mushrooms drew the attention of health enthusiasts worldwide, increasing the demand that boomed the market.

The global market of mushrooms stands at $62.44 billion in 2023 from $57.18 billion in 2022 with a CAGR of 9.2% with leading players, such as Button mushrooms, followed by Shiitake mushrooms. The global mushroom upsurged with the introduction of veganism, and the market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.8% to $90.88 billion in 2027. The significant contributing countries are China, the US, the Netherlands, France, and Poland with the Asia Pacific region having the…read more on NOPR