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Health and Nutrition

Label.jpg Mycoprotein is a unique and nutritious protein that can be part of a balanced diet and also supports the health of the planet. It is a no-cholesterol, low fat, low-saturated fat, high fibre, meat-free protein that contributes to a balanced plant-based eating style.

Typical nutritional composition of Mycoprotein

Key nutritional facts:

  • Mycoprotein contains all nine essential amino acids – meaning the body cannot produce them, and so must be obtained through the diet – making it a high-quality protein, comparable to protein sources such as meat or fish.
  • Mycoprotein is high in protein, high in fiber, low in saturated fat, and contains no cholesterol. This meat-free protein contributes to a balanced plant-based eating style.

Nutritional breakdown of Mycoprotein

Nutritional breakdown of Mycoprotein
Nutrient Amount per 100g*
Energy (kcals) 85
Protein (g) 11
Carbohydrate (g) 3
of which Sugars (g) 0.5
Fat (g) 2.9
of which saturates (g) 0.7
w-3 Linolenic acid (g) 0.4
Fibre (g) 6**
b-glucan (g) 4
Calcium (mg) 42.5
Magnesium (mg) 45
Zinc (mg) 9
Iron (mg) 0.5
Potassium (mg) 100
Vitamin B1 Thiamin (mg) 0.01
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin - (mg) 0.23
Vitamin B3 Niacin (mg) 0.35
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid (mg) 0.25
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine - (mg) 0.125
Biotin (mg) 0.02
Phosphorous (mg) 260
Copper (mg) 0.5
Manganese (mg) 6
Selenium (ug) 20
Chromium (ug) 15
Molybdenum (ug) < 25
Sodium (mg) 5
Salt (g) 0.0125

* Wet weight; ie as consumed. For conversion to dry weight, multiply by 4

** AOAC method used

Cholesterol Benefits

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Unlike meat proteins, mycoprotein is completely free from cholesterol and studies suggest that it helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels, and may lower LDL cholesterol levels, to support heart health. Find out more.

 

Satiety Benefits

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Mycoprotein has been examined for its potential to help regulate hunger and appetite. Early findings represent a more satiating effect of a Mycoprotein based meal versus poultry. Read on for more.

 

Glycaemic Response Benefits

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Evidence also suggests that Mycoprotein may have a positive effect on helping to control blood glucose levels. Find out more.



Additionally, research has been carried out on allergy and intolerance, protein quality, fiber content and the sustainability of Mycoprotein. See the research listings for further detail.