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What is Quorn?

Quorn® has a great taste and texture that’s great for those following a plant-based diet or flexitarians looking to reduce their meat consumption and eat in a simple, healthy and environmentally conscious way. But how is it made and what does it contain?

Quorn® is a tasty, meat free protein source with a range of products suitable whether you are following a vegetarian or vegan diet, or if you are simply looking to reduce your meat consumption and eat in a simple, healthy and environmentally conscious way. But how is it made and what does it contain?

What is Quorn?

The main ingredient in all Quorn products is Quorn mycoprotein, a naturally sourced meat free super protein that is high in fibre, low in saturated fat and a complete source of amino acids. Quorn mycoprotein helps Quorn products deliver a great meat-like texture, perfect for cooking any of your favourite vegan or vegetarian recipes.

Early Beginnings

The story of Quorn began 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 is usually 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.1 2 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.3 4

Solving these problems requires us to change the way we think about protein. It requires sustainable sources of protein which can offer people greater choice and variety whilst being better for our environment – a protein source for a growing global population.

More Than Just a Meat Alternative

Quorn is a revolutionary global food brand which dreams big. Our products offer a delicious alternative protein source that is more sustainable than meat 5 and we have sold nearly 6 billion meals since 1985 in over 20 countries.

We make a wide range of great tasting foods that are easy to prepare and incorporate into everyday meat free meals. Quorn products are loaded with nutritional value and contain the same essential amino acids found in meat. And the sustainable way we source our protein minimises our carbon footprint– something you can read more about here.

Quorn Foods

Delivering nutritious, sustainable food products is what we do at Quorn every day. And we hope you’ll join us, as we endeavour 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.

You can find all our products here and for meat free recipe ideas, take a look here – we’ve so many delicious dishes to choose from. So, whether you’re looking to reduce your meat intake as a family by eating more alternative sources of protein, or if you’re already following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, we’d love to inspire your mealtimes.

Learn more about Quorn in this short video.

1 Poore & Nemecek 2018 -

2 FAO 2012 -

3 Northwestern University 2020 -

4 Duke-NUS Medical School 2017 -

5 Quorn Nutrition 2020 -

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