Call me squeamish, but something about fungus-food that creeps me out.
All Quorn™ products contain mycoprotein. Mycoprotein (“myco” is Greek for “fungi”) is a nutritious member of the fungi family, as are mushrooms, truffles, and morels. The fungus used in all Quorn™ products is Fusarium Venenatum. There are lots of great things about mycoprotein which very few people know, so here are just a few:Look, I strongly advocate the right of consumers to choose what foods they want to eat, regardless of where they come from. But fungus?
- Mycoprotein is a fungus which contains high-quality protein, enabling us to offer an alternative, purely vegetarian source of protein to meat. It is high quality because it has all 9 essential amino acids.
- Mycoprotein is naturally low in fat.
- Mycoprotein also contains very few calories, so we can bring you foods which deliver on taste but which don’t max out on the calorie content.
- Mycoprotein also contains essential dietary fiber, which as we all know, helps to maintain a healthy digestive system.
- Mycoprotein contains zero cholesterol.
- Mycoprotein is completely meat-free and soy-free. [More]
Somehow the recommendation that it tastes "just like McNuggets" is not reassuring either.
Maybe we are shaped by the media we experience, but I immediately thought of Soylent Green.