Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Quorn Products (Product Review)

Thank you to Quorn for sending me the following meatless products to test. As you might remember before, I tried their turk'y burgers and loved them. Although I am noy vegeterian, these are a great, high protein alternative to chicken.

From their website: Quorn™ is the brand name of a premium line of all-natural, meat-free frozen foods. The Quorn brand has been sold in the UK since 1985, and since that time has become the #1 retail brand of meat-free foods in the world! And since its US launch in 2002, Quorn products have become the best-selling frozen meat-free brand in natural food stores*! You can depend on Quorn products to always be meat-free and soy-free.

The principal ingredient in all Quorn products is mycoprotein (“myco” is Greek for “fungi”). The mycoprotein comes from Fusarium venenatum, which was originally discovered growing in a field in Buckinghamshire, England. In the late 1960s, initial product development began, soon recognizing mycoprotein’s potential as an efficient and nutritious protein source.

Quorn Naked Chik'n Cutlets
Great to saute, bake, microwave and grill! So versatile and convenient, the Quorn Naked Cutlet goes from the freezer straight to the oven with no thawing required! Great for chicken-style salad, casseroles, chicken-style parmesan and more!

One cutlet has 80 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 0 grams trans fats, 11 grams protein, 5 carbs, and 2 grams fiber.

Quorn Chik'n Tenders
For best results cook from frozen. Substitute Quorn Chick'n Tenders for boneless skinless chicken breast in your favorite recipes for healthy and meat-free meals. Sauté, bake, grill or microwave Quorn Chik'n Tenders as you would chicken or other similar meatless products. Quorn Chik'n Tenders may be used directly from the freezer. Cook until just heated through. Great for casseroles, stir fries and fajitas.

One serving has 80 calories, 10 grams protein, 9 grams carbs, 4 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, 2 grams fat.

Quorn Turk'y Roast
The delicious Quorn Turk'y Roast is excellent as a center-of-the-plate entree, as well as sliced up for sandwiches, on salad and chopped up in a casserole.

One serving has 90 calories, 14 grams protein, 9 grams carbs, 5 grams fiber, 0 grams trans fats, 1.5 grams fat.