A new-to-the-world nutritional fungi protein.
What is Fy?
Inspired by nature.
Rooted in science.
Fy ("fai") is the result of fermenting Fusarium strain flavolapis using our breakthrough technology.
Fusarium strain flavolapis is neither a plant nor an animal; it's a member of the fungi kingdom. Fungi are known for being some of the most metabolically diverse microorganisms on Earth, with the ability to produce a broad spectrum of healthy vitamins, protein lipids, and fiber. They’ve been used in food for millennia, from soy sauce to cheese to beer.
In order to survive in extremely harsh environments, Fusarium strain flavolapis adapted to do more with less. This efficiency, combined with our breakthrough fermentation method, allows us to make our nutritious Fy Protein. It’s made quickly and without the environmental impact of traditional protein. Plus it can be made into a wide variety of the foods you crave.
How a tiny
becomes a protein
full of potential.
We start with Fusarium strain flavolapis. One specimen isolated from a small sample collected in Yellowstone National Park is all it takes to create a virtually unlimited supply of Fy.
For centuries, people used fermentation to make delicious bread, wine, and kombucha. Now we’ve created a new twist on this classic process by inventing a liquid surface fermentation technology to grow Fy. We use simple trays in standing towers in a growth chamber where we feed a select blend of nutrients to Fusarium strain flavolapis to trigger high protein formation. In just a few days, the filaments grow and interlace, forming a mat with a texture similar to muscle fiber. It’s sustainable, highly efficient, and elegant. Our method can even take place in space because as long as there’s an appropriately controlled environment, it can happen anytime, anywhere.
From the fermentation trays we use simple food production steps—steaming, pressing, rinsing, and slicing—to get Fy ready. Now it can be transformed into a solid, liquid, or powder and used to create a wide variety of your favorite foods.
And that's it. Delicious, healthy, sustainable. Take our word for it (or just take a bite).