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How is Quorn Made?

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 Quorn unique?

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 Quorn unique?

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Quorn's mycoprotein

Quorn's mycoprotein is the unique protein ingredient in all Quorn products. It's made from a natural protein that is sourced from the Earth and fermented (like many of our favourite foods & drinks). This process creates a sustainable meat alternative that has a similar taste and texture to meat compared to other plant-based proteins.

Quorn's mycoprotein is derived from an abundant natural organism called Fusarium Venenatum. It was discovered in the South East of England, and despite its small size, it was found to have enormous nutritional value.

You can discover more about Quorn's mycoprotein on our Quorn Nutrition site here: www.quornnutrition.com/mycoprotein

Process

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

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

What happens next is up to you. Quorn products can be used to make endless creations - you can fry, simmer, oven bake and in many cases, eat it straight from the pack it – such as our deli and food cupboard ranges, so it’s super convenient when you don’t have time to cook a meal from scratch. Using Quorn within your favourite recipes is an easy mealtime swap at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

For recipe inspiration, just click here - you might even find your new favourite!

Quorn Foods

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 have been producing meat free alternatives for over 35 years and have served over three billion meals since its launch.

To find out more about Quorn, follow this link.

You can also find answers to our most commonly answered questions about Quorn here.

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