I love Quorn mince and honestly it’s been quite a while now that I have bought Beef mincemeat. What put me off Beef mincemeat was all the fat I had to drain off after frying, and if this isn’t’ done the fat floats around what you have made -yuck. So I decided to try Quorn & I haven’t looked back 🙂
Quorn is a vegetarian alternative to meat, made from Mycoprotein, which is a high quality protein alternative to meat. It belongs to the Fungi Family and is also naturally low in fat and high in fibre 🙂 A huge bonus for any fitness fanatics out there 🙂
The great thing about cooking Quorn is that there is not an unusual flavour to the dish (which, if you have never tried it, you might think that there would be) instead it just absorbs the flavours you cook with it, whether it be Chilli, Lasagna, Bolognese or meatballs, the choice is endless!
The only slight issue I found using Quorn is it does soak up liquids, so I might need to add more chopped tomatoes or more stock, but other than that i find it cooks just like Beef mincemeat.
Another reason I love using Quorn is the texture! You don’t get any of them fatty un-chewable bits you can sometimes find in Beef mincemeat, again, another reason why Quorn makes a dish more enjoyable :).
Have I convinced you yet?! If not, then here is a look at the nutritional values – Quorn Vs Beef mince:
- Per 100g frozen quorn mince has 94 calories compared to raw beef mince which contains 225 calories per 100g!
- Per 100g frozen quorn mince only has 2g of fat compared to 16.2g of fat from raw beef mince meat! Of which is saturated fat, frozen quorn mice has 0.5g, compared to 6.9g in raw beef mince.
- Finally, a 100g of frozen quorn mince contains zero mg of Cholesterol, compared to 60mg from 100g raw beef mince.
So, there we have it. The benefits of using quorn and why I personally choose to buy it. Next time your in the supermarket, why not give it a go!
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