Quorn Nutrition

Why Quorn Mycoprotein?

Staying healthy is important for us all and here at Quorn we like to help you do that in the easiest and tastiest way possible. You need not look any further than Quorn mycoprotein. It’s simply one of the best sources of protein there is, providing all nine essential amino acids. It’s also high in fibre, low in saturated fat and contains a number of vitamins and minerals. It’s nutritious and sustainable – it’s the future of food.

Protein that packs a punch

Quorn mycoprotein packs a powerful punch of protein, which is an important part of a healthy diet. Proteins are made of amino acids, nine of which are essential, meaning the body can’t make them itself. This is why getting protein from the foods we eat is so important – it’s essential for growth and maintenance of bone and muscle. Quorn mycoprotein is a complete protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids. Other complete proteins include cow’s milk, chicken and fish, but they tend to be higher in saturated fat. But how does Quorn mycoprotein stack up against animal protein? Amazingly, university researchers [1] found that people who ate Quorn mycoprotein increased their muscle growth rates twice as much as people who had milk protein instead!

Fantastic fibre

If you get your protein from animal products, you’ll get far less fibre than you would from Quorn mycoprotein. Eating plenty of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Quorn mycoprotein is high in fibre, and plant foods such as grains, beans, pulses, fruits and vegetables are also good sources of fibre. Fibre also plays a major role in good digestion and gut health – something we could all do with a bit more of. You can find more info and why we love fibre here.

Keeping an eye on fat

Quorn mycoprotein is low in total and saturated fat and contains no cholesterol. Fat isn’t all bad, it contains essential fatty acids that our bodies need but don’t make. Not too much mind, especially saturated fats as they can raise bad cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease. Animal meat is often high in saturated fats, so swapping out meat for Quorn mycoprotein is a no brainer to lower the amount of saturated fat in your diet.

Micro magic

Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients, which means our bodies don’t need a lot of them, but they are incredibly important for a whole range of functions to keep us ticking along nicely. Quorn mycoprotein contains a range of vitamins and minerals including folic acid, zinc, selenium, manganese and choline.

Does good, tastes good

We all want to eat better and help the environment if we can. It’s not hard, really. We don’t have to reinvent the way we eat, just change what we eat. A simple swap to incorporate Quorn mycoprotein into your mealtimes is easy, and your favourite dishes will be just as delicious.

Quorn mycoprotein is a nutritious, sustainable source of protein that takes 50% [1] less CO2 to get to your table than traditional meat. 50%! By choosing it, you’re not only eating better, but you are also helping the environment around you too. What’s not to like about that? If you want to find out more about the environmental benefits of Quorn mycoprotein head here.

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Take that beef

Quorn Spaghetti Bolognese has 90% less saturated fat than a beef version†[1]

Data sources: † Global average, 1. McCance and Widdowson (2019)