Food & Beverage

May 1, 2017

MEAT WITHOUT MEAT

Ever wondered how will the world face the expected growth of population, which is likely to lead to global food shortages and widespread famine? Well, have you ever wondered how vegetarians get their daily portion of animal protein?

Back in the early 1960's, the predicted growth of the world population began to worry some of the most aware experts and scientists. Some British industrialists from the cereal and flour-milling business, took their chance at trying to find a solution for this major problem.

Lord Rank, chairman of the Rank Hovis McDougall group, in the United Kingdom, briefed his research director, Dr. Arnold Spicer, to investigate the feasibility to turn starch into protein, through some kind of fermentation process. The main issues to the research would be: it had to be safe for human consumption, high nutritional value and it should taste great.

The first attempts proved that it was possible to achieve great flavour and colour. The texture, however, continued to be a problem to the processed food.

The solution for this came up in 1967 with the introduction of Fusarium Venenatum (renamed as Mycoprotein, in 1974).

Quorn products

Mycoprotein is the key element of Quorn products. Expert chefs have learnt to get the best out of it, resulting a wide range of ready meals, grills, sausages, burgers and deli slices, as well as other cooking ingredients.

The brand came to market in 1985 and, since then, it has been expanding its range of products. Today, there are over 90 different products in Quorn's range. It was launched as versatile meat-free products range and the British vegetarian community welcomed it with arms wide open.

Quorn's Mycoprotein products maintain (in some cases even reduces) blood cholesterol levels, provide great feeling of satiety and help regulating blood glucose levels. They are a source of high quality protein, contains all the essential amino acids for adults, is high in dietary fibre, it's low in fat and saturated fats, contains no cholesterol at all and it's low in sodium.

Contacts: www.mondenissin.com/ * & 21st Floors, 6750 Office Tower, Ayala Avenue, Makati City – Manila – Philippines * Phone: (02) 759-7519 | 759-7559 Fax: (02) 812-3392 | 810-9207

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