Functional Mushroom Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Functional Mushroom market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Functional Mushroom trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Trends of Functional Mushroom Industry

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Functional Mushroom Market according to our research experts:

Surge in Demand for Functional Food and Nutraceutical

  • Over the past two decades, there has been a considerable shift in people's lifestyles and diet habits. Urbanization and consumerism drove this shift, leading to a rapid rise in the consumption of synthetic food products, resulting in an increased incidence of lifestyle diseases. Thus, people are becoming aware of these problems. As a result, people are gradually moving toward functional foods and beverages that are promoted as being beneficial beyond basic nutrition.
  •  Functional mushroom has several therapeutic qualities. The main reasons propelling the market's growth are the expanding use of functional mushrooms as an ingredient in the medical field and rising consumer awareness of the benefits of consuming functional foods.
  • The functional mushroom market is expected to grow due to rising functional mushroom usage in health supplements and technological advances. These products are purported to provide optimal nutrition and reduce the risk of disease occurrence. 
  • In the United States, functional foods are gaining high popularity among health-conscious consumers. During the forecast period, the demand for medicinal mushrooms is expected to increase significantly as these mushrooms are being incorporated into various functional food and beverages. For instance, Reishi, Chaga, and Turkey's tails are added with coffee and cocoa. Turkey tails are mild enough to be added to soups and broths. Maitake and Shiitake are delicious, sautéed with garlic.
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Asia Pacific Holds the Largest Market Share

  • In the Asian region, China is the largest producer of mushrooms. The country produces mushrooms and truffles to meet the large external and internal market demands. With the growing income levels of urban and rural Chinese consumers and the transformation of comprehensive health awareness and consumption concepts, consumers across the market are placing more importance on safety, nutrition, and the consumption of healthy food with certain medical benefits. 
  • Mushrooms are becoming more well-known as superfoods in the region. Functional mushrooms are growing in popularity in urban cities because they are a superior substitute for many other nutrient-dense foods.
  • The region's growth will also be aided by rising consumer awareness of the importance of preserving overall health and well-being. The market for functional mushrooms in the region is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years.
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