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Mycoprotein

Discover a delicious, nutritious protein source with Quorn

Quorn® is dedicated to helping you make great tasting meals, with a vision to make delicious protein that's healthy for both you and the planet. That's why all Quorn products are powered by mycoprotein.

What is mycoprotein?

Mycoprotein is a sustainably sourced meat-free super protein that is naturally high in protein and fiber and low in saturated fat. To make mycoprotein, we take one of Earth’s most nutrient-rich foods, fungi, that grows in the soil. This fungus is known as Fusarium venenatum.

We then use the age-old process of fermentation - the same process used to create bread, beer and yogurt - to grow mycoprotein. This process creates a sustainable meat alternative that has a closer taste and texture to meat versus other plant-based proteins.

Because producing mycoprotein uses 90% less land and water than producing some animal protein sources[1], it is a great example of a more sustainable protein source for a growing global population.

Data sources: 1. Quorn Footprint Comparison Report (2018)

Learn more about how Quorn is made

Watch our video to learn more about mycoprotein and how Quorn is made, enabling you to make great tasting meals, in a way that's good for our planet.

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Environmental benefits of mycoprotein

Mycoprotein is a unique protein that’s good for the health of our planet.

The carbon footprint of mycoprotein is 10x lower than beef and4x lower than chicken†[1]

The water footprintof mycoprotein is 20x lower than beef and6x lower than chicken†[1]

Carbon Trust has certified the carbon footprint of mycoprotein since 2012 making it the first meat free protein source to have third party carbon footprint accreditation.[1]

How is mycoprotein used in Quorn?

Mycoprotein is incredibly versatile and is used as an ingredient in all Quorn products, helping to create the amazing taste and texture that Quorn products are loved for. Browse our site to discover delicious products and recipes to make your mealtimes delicious.

To find out more about mycoprotein visit www.quornnutrition.com