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Completed project

A scoping study to review fungi based global innovations to inform product development opportunities (MU20004)

Key research provider: Australian Mushroom Growers’ Association
Publication date: Thursday, March 24, 2022

What was it all about?

Running from 2021 to 2022, this short investment explored the use of mushrooms in plant-based food product innovation and informed the industry of new market opportunities and their potential viability in the Australian context.

This project yielded the following key outputs:

  • A mushroom product compendium of over 180 products across 13 categories
  • Three deep explorations (case studies) of novel mushroom-based food innovation activities
  • Key insights and considerations from each case study
  • Three novel food product concepts using Agaricus bisporus.


Read ‘Scoping Global Innovations’ on page 42 in the Australian Mushroom Journal which provides a summary of the project and its potential benefits to industry.

Related levy funds


Funding statement:
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Mushroom Fund.

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