With many recent studies connecting red meats—especially processed red meats—with heart disease and cancer, many people are looking for meatless alternatives to recreate some of their favorite dishes in a healthier manner. One of the newest to emerge, primarily in Europe and the UK, is a product called quorn. If you’ve heard of it, this may make you wonder what exactly quorn is and whether or not it is a stuitable protein replacement.
What Quorn Is
Quorn is a meat-like substance that was developed by Marlow Foods in 1985. It comes from fermenting the Fusarium venenatum fungus, then drying it, and then mixing it with a little bit of egg white to help it hold together (which makes it suitable for most vegetarians). Unlike traditional meats though, quorn is traditionally sold in cubes or in a form similar to minced meat.
Because the processing of the quorn uses fewer environmental resources, such as the land that is needed to raise most animals, it also leaves a smaller carbon footprint. That makes it a great alternative for people looking to reduce their environmental impact for future generations to contend with. So how does it stack up in regards to protein?
Quorn’s Protein Content
If you’re looking for a meatless protein supplement, quorn may very well be your answer as it contains all of the essential acids the body needs in order to function efficiently. The best part is that it does it without providing cholesterol and less saturated fat, both of which you obviously don’t need any more of.
Quorn is also high in fiber, which makes it great for your digestive system as well. This means better toxin removal, which provides higher levels of health too.
Out of curiosity, have you tried quorn? If so, I’d love to hear about it so feel free to comment below!