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#1 Old 09-13-2009, 08:19 AM
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It would make sense if it did, but I can't find any information about it.
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#2 Old 09-13-2009, 08:31 AM
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It contains eggs, so it doesn't need to be fortified with B12.
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D'oh yes of course.
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#4 Old 09-13-2009, 08:50 AM
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Of course I don't know how significant the amount of B12 is in Quorn, so you could just check the Nutritional Information on one of their packages.
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It doesn't look like there's all that much B12 in Quorn.



Mycoprotein (Quorn) is a good source of zinc and selenium but the levels of iron and vitamin B12 in mycoprotein are low in comparison to red meat.



http://pt.wkhealth.com/pt/re/nutb/ab...195628!8091!-1
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Ah, thanks. You'd think it would be responsible to add iron and B12, especially as they seem to be marketing it to omnis as well.
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Ah, thanks. You'd think it would be responsible to add iron and B12, especially as they seem to be marketing it to omnis as well.



Why if they're marketing to omnis and obviously, lacto ovo vegetarians? They should be getting sufficient B12 in their diets. I don't think any company should be "responsible" for fortifying their foods. It's the consumer who should be responsible for insuring s/he is eating a varied diet.

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#8 Old 09-14-2009, 05:46 PM
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I just mean that as a meat replacement it should contain the same nutrients as meat.
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#9 Old 09-15-2009, 04:55 AM
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I just mean that as a meat replacement it should contain the same nutrients as meat.



You shouldn't be trying to get all of your nutrients from fake meat products. Eat a balanced diet and you should be getting enough of everything anyway.



It's not meat, it doesn't have to have exactly the same nutritioal value. I don't really think the point of them is to provide you with exactly the same stuff as meat-should they add in some more saturated fat and cholesterol too, you know, since they're in meat as well?



Sometimes food is about taste as well as nutrients.
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uh, dudes, B12 does NOT come in a balanced veg*n diet. It can only come from fortified foods, like fortified cereals, soy/almond/hemp milk, etc. One reason that I will not buy a veg*n "milk" product that is not fortified, as some are just empty white calories. I agree with the OP, they know who is eating their products and should be making it nutritious for us. The fact that we are looking to find the sources, means we are responsible, and complaining about what we want is often how we get what we want. Still I take sublingual B12 occasionally, and also have a b12 patch that I use infrequently. Why? Because eventhough I always check my labels and make sure I get the fortified version of 100% of my B12, I back-up with occasional B12 vitamines, because you just can't risk being wrong about that.... and sometimes companies are found to lack what they say they have, when tested. This was found to be the case in some nutritional yeast that was supposed to have b12, but was found lacking. I use it too, but don't bet on it being all it says it is.
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uh, dudes, B12 does NOT come in a balanced veg*n diet.



Quorn contains both eggs and milk so isn't aimed at vegans, so I think they're probably assuming that the people who eat it are also eating dairy and eggs, therefore aren't looking for B12 supplements?

Either way, I don't think it's the responsibility of the company to have to fortify their foods, especially as you can easily take a multivitamin or B12 supplement anyway.
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