Mycoprotein is a unique and nutritious whole food with a low environmental impact, which contains protein, fibre and micronutrients which are key to a balanced and sustainable diet.

What is mycoprotein?

Mycoprotein is a vegan protein source that can contribute towards a balanced diet and is suitable for those following a plant-based diet, or those looking to reduce their meat consumption and eat in a simple, healthy and environmentally conscious way.

Mycoprotein is produced by harnessing the method of fermentation, but on a large scale – in tall, highly specialised fermenters similar to what you would find in a brewery!

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The history of mycoprotein

The story of mycoprotein started in the 1960s amidst concern around the growth in the world’s population and predicted food shortages. Discover the story as Quorn® continues to lead the way in research today and into the future.

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In the 1960’s experts were concerned about global food shortages and started looking for food alternatives among microorganisms


Nearly 3,000 organisms were sampled from soil around the world before a suitable organism was identified


15 years after embarking on the search for an alternative food, the first mycoprotein retail product came to market in 1985

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