Debra Lynn Dadd

Is mycoprotein safe?

QUESTION:

Quorn meat substitutes contain the ingredient mycoprotein. Has anyone heard of this? I have read several reviews stating that Quorn products are the best substitutes for meat and I really wanted to try it out. But this ingredient concerns me...

POSTED BY NEW VEGETARIAN :: ILLINOIS USA :: 08/11/2009 8:41 AM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

Mycoprotein is a fermentation of a fungus microorganism and certain nutrients, mixed with egg white and seasonings.

It's a manmade concoction that doesn't appear in nature.

I'm skeptical of manufactured foods.

Debra :-)


COMMENTS:

OH my gosh! Do not eat Quorn! I did eat Quorn and had a very violent reaction. I have never been so sick in my life with protracted vomiting. I was in such a bad state that after I recovered I researched "Quorn complaints" and found there were many complaints of severe allergic reactions and there was a class action lawsuit against them. Mycoprotein is, the end result, not really mushrooms or food. It is manufactured and, as Debra says, not found in nature.

There is a web site somewhere that you can report your symptoms/reactions. It's best just to stick with what nature has provided. I have been a vegetarian for almost 30 years and there are lots of choices out there, but mycoprotein should not be one of them!

POSTED BY KARI :: ARIZONA USA :: 08/17/2009 4:29 PM


Thank you, but what are the "lots of other choices" ?

POSTED BY SARAH :: ILLINOIS USA :: 08/24/2009 4:57 PM


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