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Cordyceps - A Nutraceutical Truth Stranger than Fiction

What can the zombie fungus do for your product? The tale of a prized and power giving powder derived from a fungus that grows out of a baby insect and is worth almost the price of gold, sounds more like a story from the Brothers Grimm than the development of a modern-day nutraceutical. The ‘hero’ of this enticing anecdote is Cordyceps sinensis – an Ascomycetes fungus closely related to mushrooms. Remarkably, this fungi is parasitic and their genesis is dependent on immature insect or cater...

Michaela Tsangari 24 Dec 2018 Read more