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mycoprotein is a nutritious form of quality protein that best replicates the taste and texture of meat. It is low in saturated fat, a source of protein and fiber, and has zero cholesterol. A number of experimental studies have suggested a range of potential health benefits of mycoprotein, including lowering blood cholesterol concentrations, enhancing satiety and helping to control blood sugar levels (which is useful in the management of obesity and type-2 diabetes). Mycoprotein comes from a form of nutritional fungus - specifically from one of the largest groups within the fungi family, which includes truffles. It is considered a good mold, having gone through some of the world’s strictest food regulators including the USA’s Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA), among many others.
Note that there are many uses of fungi and good molds in everyday food production. Aside from mushrooms, yeast is also a type of fungi, well-known for its uses in baking and beer and wine production, and many good molds are commonly consumed in blue cheeses, salami, oncom, tempeh as well as Quorn, and even have a small role to play in the microbial fermentation of cacao beans before they go off to make chocolate.
We have a Palm Oil policy for Quorn branded products.
Quorn Foods are aware that there are a range of important environmental and social concerns regarding the production of palm oil, a natural vegetable oil widely used in the food industry.
As part of our ongoing drive to improve all aspects of sustainability in our business, we are members and active supporters of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO, which has developed a globally recognised standard and certification scheme for sustainably produced palm oil.
We believe it is necessary to use one well-established and recognised system to achieve progress at scale and provide full assurance that the standards of production across our supply chain are sustainable. That is why Quorn Foods ensure that all of our suppliers and industry partners adopt the RSPO standard, plus in 2017 Quorn Foods achieved full RSPO Supply Chain Certification.
Quorn Foods use as small amount of palm oil as possible. All of the palm oil that we use is RSPO certified sustainable, with 98.9% being certified under the segregated supply chain model. We are working to make the final 1.1% certified under the segregated supply chain model and we should have this completed by the end of May 2019. Our usage of palm oil represented just 0.0006% of palm oil produced globally on an annual basis.
We apply the following policy for palm oil usage in our Quorn branded products:
Quorn™ is a deliciously healthy meat-free protein that lets you enjoy healthier versions of your favorite meals with its ready to cook options like Nuggets or ingredient-type products like Grounds and Chunks. With Quorn™, you can cook up tasty and meat-free versions of many family favorites like spaghetti, caldereta, lasagnas, and more.
After 18 years of research and development, the team behind Quorn™ was able to perfect the product using mycoprotein. They skillfully capitalized on the fibrous characteristic of Mycorpotein™ to replicate the texture of meat and allow it to absorb flavors without any aftertaste.
Quorn™ is different from other meat alternatives. Its main ingredient, mycoprotein, gives it superior taste and texture compared to veggie meat or TVP. Our research also consistently shows higher consumer preference to Quorn™ foods than veggie meat or TVP.
All Quorn™ foods being sold globally is being produced in the United Kingdom to ensure best quality.
Monde Nissin Corporation, the company behind market leading brands such as Lucky Me!, Monde Special Mamon, Voice Combo Sandwich, and Bingo Cookie Sandwich, is bringing Quorn™ to the Philippines as part of company’s diversification into better-for-you products.
Quorn™ is made of mycoprotein, a nutritious form of quality protein that is naturally low in saturated fat, a source of protein and fiber, and has zero cholesterol.
mycoprotein is made through fermentation, a process similar to how bread, beer, and yoghurt are made. During fermentation, a tiny amount of the fungi is mixed with water and oxygen. This enables it to grow continually, creating mycoprotein. A small amount of egg white is added to bind it. Then, it is shaped and frozen so it can have the same texture of meat.
We’re working to widen our availability to major supermarkets and institutions within the year. We’ll keep you up to date with new developments as they happen through our Facebook page.
Quorn products are currently available in the UK, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Philippines, Germany, Thailand and Singapore.
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