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Quorn Foods

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Quorn Foods creates delicious meat free alternatives that are not only better for our bodies – but better for the planet too.

With a water footprint 10 times lower than beef and a carbon footprint 75% lower than chicken, Quorn ingredients provide a healthy, sustainable source of protein that can feed our growing population sustainably.
We’re also the first global meat alternative brand to achieve third party certification of its carbon footprint figures from the Carbon Trust.
Quorn products are made from Mycoprotein™, a nutritionally healthy protein that is meat free, naturally low in saturated fat and high in protein and fibre.

With the taste, appearance and texture of meat, Quorn ingredients are perfect if you’re thinking about eating less meat or creating healthier versions of your favourite everyday meals.

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Recently there’s been more and more attention on the sustainability of meat production.  In response to this, many consumers now want to eat less meat.  Our mission is to help consumers eat less meat to contribute towards three global issues around sustainability and health:

  • An unsustainable increase in demand for meat as populations grow in number and wealth

  • Significant environmental impacts from the production of meat with at least 14% of GHG emissions coming from livestock[1]
  • Major health issues associated with over consumption of meat – obesity and heart disease are now of serious concern in most developed economies

With over 7.9bn meals served out of home every year[2] we have a responsibility to help schools, hospitals, restaurants, workplaces, sport and leisure facilities provide a range of dishes that empower consumers to make an informed choice on what they eat.  We know that 44% of consumers[3] say there aren’t enough healthy options on menus and we work closely with our customers to support them in creating tempting and recognised dishes, that significantly lower in saturated fat and calories than their meat equivalents.

We’re passionate about educating the next generation and sharing our knowledge with everyone who wants to help create a fitter and healthier population for the future. 

Good for you

Quorn ingredients are a healthy source of protein that’s meat free, naturally low in saturated fat and high in fibre.

  • Up to 53% fewer calories[4]
  • Up to 90% less saturated fat[3] 

 

Good for the planet

The global population will hit 10 billion by 2050. With a population that size, our demand for meat simply isn’t sustainable, but Quorn ingredients are.

  • Carbon footprint 90% lower than beef[5]

  • Carbon footprint 75% lower than chicken[4] 
  • Water footprint 10 times lower than beef[4] 

Did you know an individual making a change to Quorn mince instead of beef once a week for a year would save enough energy to boil approximately 20,000 kettles…the equivalent to around 1.800 cups of tea each week!

 

Naturally brilliant

The simple elegance of the Quorn process lies not only in its ability to create protein efficiently, but also in its ability to deliver a taste and texture people enjoy, making it easy to ‘make the change’.

The Quorn Foods range has dozens of different ingredients, including mince, sausages, burgers, and fillets. With Quorn Foods, a healthier, sustainable diet has never been easier.

 

Small change. Big difference.

With obesity affecting 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children up to the age of 11 in the UK[6], combatting obesity is a key concern for the NHS. To show how small differences can make a big difference, we worked with NHS Trusts to swap traditional pork sausages for Quorn sausages, or minced beef for Quorn mince, in their hospitals. In just two hours, the hospitals saved a combined total of:

  • 25,000 Kcal

  • 150kg of CO2
  • Approximately 100 tonnes of water

 

If every NHS staff member swapped minced beef for Quorn mince for just one meal, they’d:

  • Save enough water for 4968 people for a whole year

  • GWP equivalent to driving a car for 15,408,951.3km
  • Save enough calories to feed another 57,600 adults males for a day
  • Save the same dietary saturated fat intake of 1.6million tsp of butter

 

[1] Source: The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) (2014) ‘Livestock – climate change’s forgotten sector: global public opinion on meat and dairy consumption’

[2] Source: Allegra Foodservice UK Eating out Market Review, February 2014

[3] Source: Allegra Foodservice UK Eating Out in the UK 2014

[4] Source: McCance and Widdowson: The Composition of Foods. Quorn mince versus beef mince nutrition comparison

[5] Source: Quorn Sustainable Development Report, 2015

[6] Source: NHS Choices Online (2014) ‘Obesity’

 

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