Mycoprotein

A delicious, healthy protein

Quorn is dedicated to helping you make great tasting meals, with a vision to make delicious protein that's healthy for both you and the planet. That's why all Quorn products are powered by mycoprotein.

What is mycoprotein?

Mycoprotein is a source of high quality protein that is high in fibre, low in saturated fat and contains no cholesterol. To make 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 yoghurt – to grow mycoprotein. And because producing mycoprotein uses 90% less land and water than producing some animal protein sources, it is a great example of a more sustainable and nutritious protein source for a growing global population.

Learn more about how Quorn is made

Watch our video to learn more about mycoprotein and how Quorn is made, enabling you to make great tasting meals, in a way that's good for our planet.

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Environmental benefits of mycoprotein

Mycoprotein is a unique and nutritious protein that's good for the health of our planet.

The carbon footprint of mycoprotein is 10x lower than beef and4x lower than chicken

The water footprintof mycoprotein is 20x lower than beef and6x lower than chicken

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

How is mycoprotein used in 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.

To find out more about mycoprotein, explore the research papers below or visit www.mycoprotein.org

British Nutrition Foundation paper
British Journal of Nutrition paper
Nutrition Society paper
M.G. Wiebe review paper