Quality

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Nordic forests

The fungi strains are carefully selected to grow Nordic Mushrooms which yield the greatest amounts of the compounds of interest. The fungi is inoculated on the most suitable birch sawdust substrate sourced from clean Finnish FSC certified forests at KÄÄPÄ Biotech or in supply partners’ facilities.

 

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Growing of Nordic Mushrooms

The fertile fungi grow in carefully regulated growing conditions and produce the most vital mushroom fruiting bodies. The fruiting body is the most potent part of the mushroom, rich in the compounds of interest. Only mushroom fruiting bodies are used to produce Nordic Mushroom extracts.

 

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Quality management

Quality control for indoor growing includes testing the raw materials (substrate) for contamination (heavy metals), controlled growing conditions (specific temperature, humidity, Co₂/O₂ and light), regular inspections of mushrooms as they grow and inspection for contamination during harvesting.

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Drying and grinding

The mushroom fruiting bodies are placed into a dryer at a low temperature of 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) to ensure preservation of the compounds of interest. Mushrooms are then processed through a coarse grinder to prepare for extraction.

 

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Extraction

The ground mushroom fruiting bodies are placed into the ultrasonic assisted extraction (UAE) machine with a liquid solvent to extract the compounds of interest. We use purified spring water and hot alcohol in conjunction with ultrasonic cavitation to obtain high yields of bioavailable compounds. Each fungi has a different, unique, and proprietary method of extraction as the compounds of interest are different. Our extraction process ensures that the compounds of interest are bioavailable for your use.

 

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Concentration

After extraction, the extract liquid is moved into a concentration tank where the liquid will be condensed. A specific density is required to produce our mushroom extract powders.

 

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Spray drying

The concentrated liquid is processed through an atomizer that creates a fine mist. As the fine mist of liquid extract enters the large chamber of the spray dryer, it is hit with hot air that removes the moisture and turns the liquid extract into a fine mushroom extract powder. When producing 1:1 extract powders we take the leftover raw materials from the extraction tank, dry it in a vacuum oven, combine them with the spray dried mushroom powder and process them through an ultrafine pulverizer to produce 1:1 extract powder.

 

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3rd party quality control

Samples are sent to a 3rd party laboratory for bioactive compound levels as well as microbiological and heavy metal testing.

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Packaging and delivery

From the pure forests of Finland to the delivery of your products, we ensure premium quality raw materials, the highest standard of quality management and high-tech production and manufacturing methods. We are proud to deliver your Nordic mushrooms.

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Certification

The Nordic Mushroom certificate guarantees premium quality mushroom extracts. This is where your mushrooms come from.