Hifas da Terra define themselves as 'scientists who love nature and strive for innovation'. They have been cultivating mushrooms in a pristine Galician forest in Northern Spain, for over 20 years. Nature is their HQ. They promote sustainable development and annually plant 80,000 grafted chestnut trees, resistant to diseases and mycorrhized to preserve nature, culture and traditional rural areas in Europe. Their team of researchers apply their in-depth knowledge and extensive experience of Mycology to the continued development of innovative nutraceutical & medicinal products.
The Hifas da Terra project was born at the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, where Catalina Fernandez de Ana Portela, biologist and founder of the company, began to develop an initiative to grow saprophytic fungi on wood logs. She considers mushrooms one of nature's greatest treasures. After several years of business coaching and scientific studies Hifas da Terra was founded with a mission to improve our health and wellbeing harnessing the virtues of organic mushrooms and all their nutritional, bio-medicinal and therapeutical benefits.
From their cultivation areas, under the canopy of their magnificent chestnut tree forest, Hifas da Terra hand-pick the mushrooms and sun dry them, always lower than 40ºC, in order to maintain their optimum nutritional and therapeutic value by keeping their vitamins, proteins and enzymes intact. Hifas da Terra grow organic mushrooms of different varieties on oak, which improves the taste, texture and medicinal properties as opposed to straw and maintain a mycorrhiza trees nursery, ensuring sustainable development.