Product Type: Quorn Ready Meals
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Member Name: MollyWH
Advantages: Low in fat, high in protein, virtually fat free
Disadvantages: More expensive than the value meat mince
I have been a vegetarian since I was eleven years old when I decided I didn't want to eat meat anymore as I didn't like the idea of eating animals. Back in 1996, there were not that many products around for vegetarians to choose from. Nowadays there is a massive range of products to suit a vegetarian diet. Here, I will be reviewing Quorn Mince which is quite a popular product for vegetarians.
What Is Quorn?
Quorn Mince is a meat free alternative to minced beef or pork. It is made from mycoprotein which is apparently a nutritious member of the fungi family.
The Quorn slogan is associated with many products, not just mince. Quorn also produce burgers, sausages and a variety of ready meals
Quorn Mince comes in an A5 size polythene bag. The bag has a picture of Quorn Mince across the front and the background is white and orange.
Lot of information is printed on the back, such as a recipe for Smoked Quorn Tacos along with all the usual nutritional value information.
Good Points To Quorn Mince
Quorn Mince is a great replacement for meat products and has many good points. You are guaranteed not to have any fat or gristle in your meal (as you might do with meat versions of mince)
Quorn mince is extremely low in fat and high in fibre which has great health benefits for vegetarians as you may not get a great deal of fibre in your diet.
For me, the best thing about Quorn is that I can eat it and still walk through a field of cows/sheep and not feel guilty.
I have only found Quorn Mince sold on 300g bags and this costs £1.89 which is fairly reasonable. At Tesco, Quorn Mince is on their long term buy one get one free offer so you can get three 300 gram bags for £5!
Where Can I Buy It?
Quorn can be bought in most major supermarkets. I have seen it at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's - basically all the big name supermarkets. However, I think you would be pushed find it in a small local store though.
What Can Quorn Mince Be Used For?
Quorn mince can be cooked from frozen very quickly, when I make spaghetti bolognaise it can be cooked literally within 15 minutes.
This product is extremely versatile and can be used in chilli con carne, lasagne shepherds pie, spaghetti bolognaise and any other recipe requiring mince.
Although I am vegetarian my boyfriend and my Dad are not, my Dad actually prefers the Quorn mince to meat mince and I have often served this dish up to friends and they have never commented on the taste and often assumed it was meat.
This is a healthy alternative to meat and can be adapted to suit lots of recipes.
I love this product as it allows me to eat all the usual dishes I enjoy, without actually eating meat. The flavour of the Quorn is fantastic and it soaks up any flavoured sauce extremely well. This product is healthier than normal meat too and with it being virtually fat free it can be used in conjunction with a low fat diet to help you loose weight. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.
Summary: Mincing Around!