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How is Quorn made? – Introduction to Quorn & Mycoprotein

How is Quorn made? – Introduction to Quorn & Mycoprotein


Quorn is on a mission to produce delicious, sustainable foods to meet the growing protein demands of our world’s ever-expanding population. When you set out to solve a global problem, you need to do things differently. So what makes us unique?


Quorn’s key ingredient is Mycoprotein™, low in saturated fat with no cholesterol.

Mycoprotein™ is derived from an abundant natural organism called Fusarium Venenatum.  It was discovered growing near the vast wheat fields in Southeast England.  And despite its small size, it was found to have enormous nutritional value.


To produce the amount of Mycoprotein™ needed to feed millions of people, we developed a fermentation process that enables it to grow. It’s similar to the way beer and yogurt are made. We blend nutrients derived from wheat and maize with air and essential minerals to ensure every product tastes great!

Next, we add a small amount of egg white (or potato extract in our vegan products) and shape it to. It is then frozen, giving all of our products a remarkably similar structure, texture and consistency of meat.

What happens next is up to you. Our foods can be used to make endless creations. You can grill it, sauté it, stir-fry it, bread it, bake it – whatever you desire. Just try not to burn it!


Since 1985, our core principles have been based around three simple statements; promoting healthy lifestyles, reducing our environmental impact and meeting the worldwide demand for sustainable protein.

We are proud of how far we’ve come and can’t wait for what lies ahead. As the global reach of our products grows. Quorn’s product and recipe range continues to adapt across various different cultures and lifestyles. Not only is there now a vegan range available, there is also a gluten-free range of Quorn foods in the US.

Quorn has been producing Meat Free alternatives for over 30 years and have served over three billion meals since its launch. Any products that you try will help you to make a delicious, nutritional meal for you and your family to enjoy.

For the best results when cooking, be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging and feel free to experiment with our recipes to your own tastes. Keep a look out for our new great-tasting recipes and products which our forward-thinking team of chefs are developing for you to enjoy.

What is Quorn? Find out in this short YouTube video.