Chiber, a proprietary, natural preservative, clean-label mushroom extract ingredient, is made by collecting mushroom stems that would otherwise be wasted from farmers, and upcycling them into a commercially viable product. Chinova Bioworks works to provide companies with a food protection solution that allows them to reduce food waste, save costs, and extend the shelf life for a fresher, cleaner product.
“Consumers are demanding transparency when it comes to the ingredients in their food and beverage products," said company Co-founder Natasha Dhayagude, in a press release. "They want natural, healthy, sustainable ingredients that have a purpose. Because of this increased awareness and scrutiny, ingredient producers and brands are under pressure to reformulate and keep up. Companies that we work with are very aware that they need a replacement for artificial ingredients to preserve product quality, freshness and shelf life. Chiber is the first natural preservative that companies can customize to their products, which for them, has been revolutionary.”