Quorn Mycoprotein

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Mycoprotein

structure.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 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.

Fusarium Venenatum

Fusarium venenatum, the principal ingredient of mycoprotein is an ascomycota, one of the largest groups within the fungi family, which also includes truffles and morels. It is one of a genus of filamentous fungi, meaning it is comprised of a web of finely spun strands (hyphae).

Texture

Mycoprotein is made from natural, nutritious fungi from the soil. Once harvested, Quorn uses the age-old process of fermentation (much like that used to create beer and yogurt) to convert the carbohydrate into a mycoprotein dough, which takes on the texture of meat and can be used in a variety of culinary applications.