September 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Quorn® has a great tasting meat-like texture that’s perfect for non-meat eaters or those looking to cut down on their meat intake. But how is it made and what does it contain?
What is Quorn?
The main ingredient in all Quorn products is mycoprotein, a protein source that is meat free and naturally low in saturated fat and high in fiber. Mycoprotein helps Quorn products to deliver great texture, perfect if you want meat free meals or are thinking of creating fantastic tasting versions of your favorite everyday meals.
The story of Quorn begins over 50 years ago, when British Visionary J. Arthur Rank predicted that the world would one day run out of protein supply. He knew conventional sources would be unable to support the demands of our expanding population.
And he was right. By the year 2100, scientists estimate there will be nearly 11 billion people on this planet whose mouths need feeding. So how do we source the protein to feed future generations?
Modern Day Problem
Meat, of course, is most people’s main source of protein. But meat production is hard on our environment, and the access and availability of land required to raise it will continue to diminish. In addition to the increasing demand, types of meat such as beef have been found to lead to potential health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Solving these problems requires us to change the way we think about protein. It requires sustainable sources of protein that can replicate the great taste of meat, and offer people greater choice and variety – while being better for our environment.
More Than Just a Meat Alternative
Quorn is a revolutionary food brand which dreams big. Our products offer a delicious alternative protein source that is more sustainable than meat and we have sold over three billion meals in over 16 countries. Our foods are non-genetically modified (non-GMO) and many are high in fiber and low in saturated fat, too.
We make a wide range of great tasting foods that are easy to prepare and incorporate into everyday meals. All of our products are loaded with nutritional value and contain the same essential amino acids found in meat. And the sustainable way we source our protein minimizes our environmental footprint.
Delivering nutritious, responsible food products is what we at Quorn do, every day. And we hope you’ll join us, as we endeavor to change the way we think about the food we eat, for the benefit of the world we all share.
We’re not just any ordinary food company – our products contain innovative ingredients that help millions of people live more sustainable lives.
What is Quorn? Find out in this short YouTube video.