I've seen Quorn products in supermarkets for a while in the same section as frozen veggie and soy burgers.
Do you know anything about them?
-- Doris Kinley
(city withheld), ME
Quorn is a highly popular meat-free alternative in Great Britain that appears to finally be catching on with consumers on this side of the Atlantic.
The main ingredient is a fermented mycroprotein (that means it's fungus/mushroom-related) that provide tastes and textures similar to those of poultry.
Quorn products are not a vegan alternative, though, as they are also concocted with egg protein.
Like soy, this particular mycoprotein is a complete protein and a good source of polyunsaturated fat.
Quorn also happens to be a decent source of fiber, and has been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol levels in some studies.
Keep in mind, though, that your average quorn "chicken breast" contains roughly a quarter of a day's worth of sodium.