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Edible Fungus Imitates Meat

posted on March 8, 2002

Edible fungus passes as meat -- yummm.

They say it tastes like chicken and rivals soyburgers as a fake meat product with a lot of protein and minimal amount of calories.

The fungus is grown through fermentation, then mixed with egg and flavorings and fashioned into imitation chicken or beef.

Marketed under the trade name Quorn, the substance can be made into chicken-like nuggets and meat-like ground beef.


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