If you are a vegetarian it may be nice to know that there are meat substitutes on the market, one that I have been testing lately is "Quorn."
Some people see this as "fake" meat and are totally against it before even giving it a try. The Quorn meals in particular, contain a unique product, such as you would find in pro-biotic yogurts. This is called mycoprotein. It is part of the fungi family, as are mushrooms.
More advantages are:
- Its high quality protein
- It is naturally low in fat
- It contains very few calories
- It contains essential dietary fibre, which helps the digestive system
- It doesn’t contain any cholesterol
- It is completely meat free
To put Quorn to the test I used Rob as my experiment! Being a big meat eater I told him I was cooking steak... but didnt say what kind of Steak. So I cooked Quorn steaks and served them to him with some noodles and stir fry vegetables.
Now me being clever I really thought he might not notice... but being a meat lover he took one bite and guessed. So this failed the test of it tasting exactly like meat, but that didnt mean it wasn't tasty!
Personally I think they make a refreshing change from meat and hold a different flavour. I am not always the biggest meat eater as I find it hard to digest sometimes. I have also tried the sausages which are really delicious!
Perhaps you should try it... test somebody you know today! I am interested to hear your views on Quorn so let me know!