Quorn mycoprotein

Super protein. Super tasty.

All Quorn® products are powered by Quorn mycoprotein, a super protein that makes great-tasting meat free meals while being healthy for you and the planet. So we think it should be your vegan and vegetarian protein of choice. It’s a no brainer. Now that’s a future worth eating for.

What is Quorn mycoprotein?

Quorn mycoprotein is a source of protein that is high in fiber and low in saturated fat. To make Quorn mycoprotein, we don’t start with livestock, we take a natural, nutritious fungus 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 Quorn mycoprotein. And because producing Quorn mycoprotein takes 95% less CO², than typical ground beef[1], it is a great example of a more sustainable and nutritious protein source for a growing global population.

Data sources: 1. Quorn Footprint Comparison Report (the Carbon Trust, 2022)

Learn about how Quorn is made

Learn more about how Quorn is made, explained by our Chief Mom Officer Drew Barrymore! We take a different approach to producing sustainable, soy-free protein using Quorn mycoprotein in all our products, for the benefit of the planet.

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Environmental benefits of Quorn mycoprotein

Quorn mycoprotein is a unique and nutritious protein that’s good for the health of our planet.

40x lower

The carbon footprint of Quorn mycoprotein is 40x lower than beef and 6x lower than chicken†[1]

30x lower

The water footprint of Quorn mycoprotein is 30x lower than beef and 6x lower than chicken†[1]

2012

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

How is Quorn mycoprotein used in Quorn?

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.

Step on it!

The water footprint of Quorn Meatless Grounds is 12X lower than that of real ground beef†[2]

Data sources: † Global average,, 2. Quorn Footprint Comparison Report (the Carbon Trust, 2022)