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sam from worthing

Quorn

I know this product has been much discussed before.

but i was just wondering are there health benefits to choosing quorn over real meat. ie, does it reduce cholestral, lower blood pressure, etc etc.

and what does it HONESTLY taste like.

i really want to cut down our red meat intake, but i think if i brought this product i would have to smuggle it in, and mayeb half and half it to start with in a spag bol or cottage pie.

thanks for your input - again - on this subject.

sammy

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Red Poppies

Quorn

Sorry, I cant help you but I would also be interested to find out more about this product and how people use it in everyday cooking.

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Quorn

I love quorn, and I'm a meat eater. Not only is it very healthy being high in protein and low in fat, it is also very convenient. The mince can be added from frozen to a sauce to make a very quick bolognaise or savoury mince for shepherds pie.

There are lots of different quorn products on the market, but I probably use the mince and chunks more often than the prepared products.

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Didn't really answer your question before did I :) ?

To add, although a pretty good meat substitute, it is exactly that, a substitute. If you are looking for a carbon copy of chicken or beef you will be disappointed, and you won't fool anyone if that's the aim.

The prepared products are flavoured, so lamb steaks are pretty 'lamby', but the texture is not like lamb. I personally love the sausages and burgers, but you have to remember they are very low fat, so they are drier than meat versions, and really quite different.

The mince and quorn pieces are better substitutes and with a good sauce quite convincing. Lovers of breaded chicken will also like the breaded escalops.

The only quorn products I would not buy are the made up dishes like shepherds pie. I bought one once and it was an awful cheap recipe with odd powdery potato on top. Yuck!!

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Hollydolly

Quorn

Have used the mince quorn and sausages for a long time now. By itself it is tasteless, but what it does is absorbs the flavours in the dish. I made a shepherd's pie with it last week, used Delia's recipe just substituted Quorn for the minced lamb. I have never tried to pass it off as meat, I just serve it up and say nothing. I don't think anyone has been fooled but neither have I experienced uneaten dishes. Always clean plates. I use the mince mostly, cottage pie, chillies, curries, bolognaise. I also like the bramley apple sausages. I am a lover of good quality sausages but I still enjoy a bramley apple sausage on the occassional breakfast plate. A frozen pack of mince is on offer today in Lidl for a £1. Cheap enough to risk a dish. Hope you like it, please let us know how you get on.

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Nausea Bagwash

Quorn

I use the mince quite a bit and the fillets occasionally. Quorn absorbs the flavour of whatever you cook it in.

Personally I find the flavoured stuff a bit unpleasant and the burgers are completely tasteless. Not tried the sausages.

The knack is not to cook it for too long as it can become rubbery. I often heat it in a jar of "Seeds of Change sauce in the m/wave to make a quick bolognaise sauce for pasta or in a decent bottled curry sauce to have with rice.

Quorn isn't suitable for vegans or anyone who is allergic to eggs and one of my vegetarian friends won't eat it because she says it was tested to destruction on animals when it was in development.

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Linzechris

Quorn

As others have said it is tasteless but good added to sauces. I find the burgers a bit tasteless but have had the mince sometimes just because it is a healthy option as it is so low in fat. I quite like the chunks which are quite good in a curry or burritos. Not nearly as nice as meat in my opinion but ok for a change or if cooking for veggies.x

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Dolly Mixture

Quorn

As a vegetarian I use Quorn a lot. I'm the only veggie in the house so I cook meat for hubby. He prefers Quorn mince to regular meat mince when I make spag bol with a nice sauce. The sausages are dreadful, so dry: burgers are great in a bun with a cheese slice & scraping of roast peppers from a jar! The pieces and fillets (uncoated & coated) are great too. Just substitute meat in a recipe for Quorn & a bit of imagination. Quorn also have a cook book on offer with a couple of packs. Was unaware it was tested on animals tho. However life is sometimes a compromise and I for one would rather eat Quorn than meat - an excellent healthy substitute which your imagination can make into as great a meal as if you were using meat.

 
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