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Quorn Mycoprotein builds muscle twice as fast as milk protein


2019-08-22

With the meat-free movement gaining momentum globally, new plant-based brands are increasingly placed under the spotlight by regulators, due to concerns surrounding their purported use of GMO or carcinogenic ingredients in products. Quorn, a world leader in meat-free food, remains GMO-free and the only meat-free brand with over 30 years of scientifically-backed health and environmental research.

At the quadrennial Asian Congress of Nutrition 2019, the authoritative event for thought leaders in food science and nutrition, Quorn announced a breakthrough study revealing that Quorn Mycoproteinthe protein-rich food source that is unique to Quorn products, stimulates resting and post-exercise muscle growth to a greater extent than milk protein – including whey which is commonly found in popular protein shakes.

This latest study builds upon existing research that Mycoprotein is easily absorbed by the body with protein quality being just as good as milk, which is considered the nutritional gold standard. Quorn and its novel mycoprotein products continue to gain popularity in Singapore and around the world, due to its nutritional profile and potential in the area of disease prevention (cholesterol, obesity, diabetes), sports performance and healthy aging. This is especially important in Singapore, where 1.7 million citizens were found to be susceptible to developing diseases related to obesity, such as heart diseases and diabetes, according to a national study by the Health Promotion Board, said Quorn.

Citri-Fi is non-GMO, allergen-free and gluten-free. In Europe, this natural citrus fiber has no E-number. Organic compliant Citri-Fi is available in the U.S. Citri-Fi can be labeled as citrus fiber, dried citrus pulp or citrus flour which resonate well in the clean label markets, the company said.