Definition of mycoprotein in English:



mass noun
  • Protein derived from fungi, especially as produced for human consumption.

    • ‘This could control and maintain optimum growth conditions for its protein product called mycoprotein, the main ingredient in Quorn.’
    • ‘Some consumer groups alleged its central component, mycoprotein, was triggering unrecognised allergic reactions.’
    • ‘Quorn is a brand of meat-substitute foods derived from mycoprotein, a protein found in the fungi family.’
    • ‘The manufacturer describes mycoprotein as ‘mushroom in origin.’’
    • ‘The suspension is then passed to a series of centrifuges where the cells are separated from the liquid residue, and these centrifuged cells are collectively known as mycoprotein.’