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What are yeast extracts and what are they used for?

August 28, 2019


Nature gives us all we need. Some of nature’s gifts
are easily spotted with the naked eye, but some require some human ingenuity
before they become visible. Yeast is one of nature’s treasures
that has been used by man for centuries. You have probably been enjoying
the benefits of yeast all your life. You most likely wouldn’t be enjoying
bread, beer or wine without it. Scientists discovered that from the core
of yeast they could produce yeast extract. Today, yeast extracts are all around you,
acting like herbs and spices. Adding meaty, savory, brothy taste notes and balancing flavors
without the need to add extra salt. Even though we cannot detect it simply
by the eye, yeast is multi-present in lots of natural
products. The first yeasts were found and
harvested from plants. Wine leaves to be more specific. Its derivative, yeast extract,
offers a range of savory taste profiles and is suitable for vegetarian
as well as kosher and halal foods. It fits perfectly into a modern food industry that is constantly looking for tasty,
low salt, safe, natural and convenient
ingredients. Yeast extract is
a wholly natural, healthy ingredient consisting of high quality protein,
amino acids, vitamins and minerals. But how do we actually produce yeast
extract? We start with a carefully preserved yeast
culture to which we add some sugar in the form
of molasses syrup to help it multiply. Then we heat treat it
and use enzymes to break the yeast
down and release the great savory taste. Finally we evaporate the water from
this liquid yeast extract in a spray dryer to create an easy to handle,
transportable dry yeast powder. The whole process takes place in a
constantly controlled, safety-driven,
sustainable and efficient way. We’re living in an increasingly fast-paced,
time-constrained, convenience-driven
world. Without yeast extracts, our processed
food diets wouldn’t be anywhere near as tasty
or well-balanced as they presently are. Yeast extracts are 100 percent natural
and 100 percent vegetarian. They’re produced to a very high and
constant quality and are easy to apply. They add balanced, deep flavor
economically to a broad range of savory
dishes. Everything from soups,
snacks, spices and sauces, to pizza, pasta, ready meals
and savory seasonings, meat dishes and vegetarian options. Yeast has been here forever and we confidently believe
it will be here forever more.

3 Comments

  • Reply pumpkincontest December 29, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Aren't yeast extracts and MSG similar? Seems unnatural to me.

  • Reply Joanca N November 21, 2018 at 6:28 am

    hell yea bitch I fuckin' love yeast

  • Reply Mr. Born Again April 19, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Aren't yeast extract the same as leavening

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