Quorn parent company, Marlow Foods is set to make the super protein in Quorn, mycoprotein, available to other food and beverage manufacturers.
Initially rolling out in Europe and then internationally, the move will be led by a new division, Marlow Ingredients.
Mycoprotein, which is naturally high in protein, provides all nine essential amino acids, is low in saturated fat and contains several vitamins and minerals.
It is also high in fibre, uses 90% less land and water, and produces 98% less carbon emissions than equivalent beef products.
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The core ingrediant in over 100 Quorn branded products, Marlow Foods CEO, Marco Bertacca said the brand has been “trailblazers in meat free,” since it sold its first Quorn product in 1985.
“We recognise the urgent need for humanity to eat more sustainably. By making our mycoprotein available to others, Marlow Ingredients will play a pivotal role in helping us achieve one of our missions – to tackle climate change by making great tasting food.”
The launch forms part of Marlow Food’s mission to become a net positive business by 2030 and in that year, provide eight billion servings of mycoprotein – one for every person on the planet.
Bertacca added: “There’s huge potential for our mycoprotein. Alongside the delicious meat like texture and incredible nutritional and sustainable benefits it’s famous for, there’s exciting research happening into its ability to create more sustainable versions of other applications, such as dairy alternatives.
“Marlow Ingredients is initially focussed on building partnerships with food manufacturers, but the potential for the future is very exciting.”