The full list of Quorn ingredients varies by the specific Quorn product in question, but all Quorn products contain egg whites and mycoprotein, a naturally occurring, high-quality, meat-free protein. Additional ingredients in various Quorn products include things such as textured wheat, firming agents, spices, herbs, yeast and oils.Continue Reading
The mycoprotein in Quorn products comes from the fungi family and a relative of mushrooms, truffles and morel, according to U.K.-based Quorn manufacturer Marlow foods. The company claims that this provides a strong nutritional profile and a texture very similar to real meat. The ingredient is low in saturated fat and trans fats, and is a significant source of dietary fiber. Its status as a high-quality protein is verified by its Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Scoring (PDCAAS) of .99, which is .07 points higher than beef's PDCAAS.
Quorn's product line includes mycoprotein products that mimic ground beef, meatballs, chicken cutlets, chicken tenders and breakfast meats. Several products include calcium chloride and calcium acetate as firming agents. Other products contain textured wheat, textured vegetable or milk protein, in addition to the mycoprotein.
Products are flavored with ingredients such as onion powder, garlic powder, barley malt extract, sage extract, sugar, salt, smoke flavoring, spices and herb extracts. Many Quorn offerings include an oil component. These oils include canola, coconut, sunflower, rapeseed and palm kernel. Some Quorn products also include yeast, tapioca or pea starch.Learn more about Cooking