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PRODUCERS OF FRESH AND CANNED MUSHROOMS

Our mushrooms are not just great in taste that attract you to our farms, but the dedication of our team to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction to our customers. We are the largest quality producer in India with composting, growing, fresh mushroom packing and mushroom canning facilities under one roof. Both plants are completely integrated. We have made big investments in cloud based climate-controlled growing environments specifically designed for mushrooms to ensure that quality fresh mushrooms are available for consumers every day of the year.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms complement almost any everyday meal. They are easy to sauté and add savory flavor, texture, appetite appeal and nutrients to just about anything. From appetizers and salads to main dishes and sides, mushrooms can be enjoyed in so many ways. The mushroom is a fungus and is quite finicky about its food source. Mushrooms lack the ability to use energy from the sun. They are not green plants because they do not have chlorophyll. Mushrooms extract their carbohydrates and proteins from a rich medium of decaying, organic matter vegetation.

The mushroom industry is the ultimate recycler . Mushroom substrate is made from straw; stable bedding; poultry litter; and other organic materials. These by-products of other primary industries are used to produce a selective nutrient-rich medium for production of a high quality foodstuff.

After these materials are mixed, the substrate is then fermented and pasteurised. Spore (the seed of the mushroom) is used to produce grain spawn under sterile conditions. The mushroom spawn is then added to the substrate. Mushrooms are grown in sophisticated rooms in which the environment is precision controlled to provide ideal growing conditions. Constant checks ensure that temperature, air  composition and humidity are kept at the right levels while the spawn grows through the substrate.

A surface of casing soil is then added to the substrate to provide a good bed on which the mushrooms will multiply. At every stage of the process, the environment is carefully monitored and hygiene strictly controlled. The growing process is unusual because mushrooms do  not have leaves or a root system like other crops; nor do they need sunshine or chlorophyll.

We have made big investments in cloud based climate-controlled growing environments specifically designed for mushrooms to ensure that quality fresh mushrooms are available for consumers every day of the year. The first mushrooms will appear in about twelve days and be ready for harvest in about three weeks. Harvesting is done by hand by teams of trained pickers. Each shelf of substrate produces three commercially harvestable crops (called ‘flushes’) over a period of about six weeks. Once the crop has been harvested, substrate provides an organic and nutritionally balanced product ideal for addition to high quality potting mixes or use as a garden mulch. Or used in the paddy fields. Thus, nothing is wasted.

Our Agri Products

S.no Product Quantity
1 Fresh Pack Size 200 Gms / Pack
2 Fresh Cartoon 35 Packs / Cartoon

 

S.no Technical Size Drained WeightPer Can(Oz) Cans Per
Case
Cases Per
Container
Cans Per
Container
1 300x408 A1 8 24 1728 41472
2 401x411 A2 1/2 16 24 858 20594
3 603x601 A-9  48 6 1175 7050
4 603x700 A-10 62 6 1007 6042
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Handling

Since mushrooms bruise easily, they should be handled with much care to insure quality. Appropriate care will extend the shelf life of the product
Care & Handling for Home use

Selection

Mushrooms with open veils have more intense flavor.
As a general rule, if a mushroom is larger, darker and has more open gills, that mushroom
will have a deeper and more profound flavor and are usually better when cooked.
The smaller, paler and less open the mushroom is, the more delicate and subtle will be the
flavor.
Open caps and exposed gill tissue are not a sign of poor quality, but of maturity.
When choosing prepackaged mushrooms, select packages without visible moisture on the
outside or in the pack.

Care & Handling

To store bulk/loose mushrooms, place in a paper bag or keep in the original package and
refrigerate.
Whole white mushrooms remain fresh 5-7 days when stored properly.
Fresh Mushrooms should never be frozen

Since mushrooms bruise easily, they should be handled with much care to insure quality. Appropriate care will extend the shelf life of the product resulting in increased customer satisfaction. 

Consumers

Selecting Mushrooms: Look for firm mushrooms with a fresh, smooth appearance, free from major blemishes, with a dry (not dried) surface. A closed veil (the thin membrane under the cap) indicates a delicate flavor; an open veil means a richer flavor.
Storing Mushrooms:

How mushrooms are stored is an important part of maximizing freshness and flavor. Remember these key points:

  • Mushrooms keep for at least a week in the refrigerator.
  • Keep mushrooms in original packaging until ready to use.
  • Once opened, store mushrooms in a brown paper bag.

Process

Phase I

Production of substrate is carried out in specific area of the farm called the compost yard. Phase I involves the preparation and mixing of raw materials to produce a substrate. Our mushroom farms have developed unique formulations for the mushroom substrate, the material in which the mycelia grows. This commonly called ‘phase I compost’. Substrate is the growing medium that provides the nutrients needed for mushrooms to grow. Mushroom composting is designed to change the nutrients found in the initial ingredients into forms that are available to and selective for mushrooms. There must be correct moisture, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbohydrates present throughout the process or the nutrients will be inadequate to support the future mushroom crop.

Phase II

After the Phase I is ready, it is filled into bulk pasteurization tunnel. Phase II continues the conversion of nutrients into a selective food supply for the mushroom. The air into this tunnel and the temperature of the tunnels are monitored using a centralized computer. The compost is maintained for several hours to remove the pathogen loads like flies, insects, nematodes, competing fungi, or other pests. We condition the gaseous ammonia into microbial biomass to be used as food by the mushroom.

Phase III

(Spawning, Casing & Pinning)
Once the Phase II is completed the compost is spawned and filled into growing room shelves. Spawning is the mushroom culture equivalent of planting seeds for a field crop. Mushrooms are “planted” using fungal mycelia rather than seeds. Proper humidity and temperature are maintained in the rooms. Once a whitish growth is covered on the surface of the compost shelves. Casing is a top-dressing applied to the spawn-run compost and is necessary for mushrooms to grow from the mycelia, which have grown throughout the compost. Casing soil provides moisture for maturing mushrooms. When the appropriate casing growth is seen, fresh air is introduced into the room and the temperatures are reduced to induce mushroom formation. Pins are the first emerging primordial fruit bodies of the mushroom fungus. These fruiting bodies continue to grow larger through a button stage, and ultimately enlarge into a mushroom.

Phase IV

Harvesting
Pins mature into mushrooms. Mushroom crops grow in what are known as “flushes”. They are harvested in 7 –10 days cycle. This depends on number of factors including: temperature; humidity; strain and the stage when they are picked. Mushrooms are harvested by the hand. Mushrooms are removed from the beds with a twisting motion. The stalk is then trimmed. They are graded and kept directly into the packet for the fresh market sales.

Outstripping the Competition

We deliver fresh mushrooms from our farms to market on time. The time sensitivity of mushrooms requires that product be delivered in the fastest possible way. The utilization of team of drivers allows our trucks to be consistently moving and not idling. All trucks are driven by the industries best most dependable drivers. All trucks are equipped with GPS tracking technology and data logging services for our perishable needs.

PREMIER MUSHROOM FARMS

Kallakal Village,Toopran Mandal
Medak District-502 334 T.S.

CALL: +91 99632 99901

SUGAM MUSHROOM FARMS

Door No 21-1-67/5,
ADB Road,Peddapuram
East Godavari Dist -533437 A.P.

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