Yeast extract is the common name for various forms of processed yeast products made by extracting the cell contents (removing the cell walls); they are used as food additives or flavourings, or as nutrients for bacterial culture media. They are often used to create savoury flavours and umami taste sensations, and can be found in a large variety of packaged food including frozen meals, crackers, snack foods, gravy, stock and more. Yeast extracts in liquid form can be dried to a light paste or a dry powder.
Yeast extracts can be used across the entire flavouring area. Products are equally suitable for premixing in the condiment and snack area and for the traditional application areas in soups, sauces and the ready-cooked meals.
Special vitamin yeast powder consists of a pure, inactivated yeast (S.cerevisiae ), the nutritional value of which is increased by a supplement of the vitamins niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6. The products have a pleasant, yeast-typical taste.
Beta-(1,3)/(1,6) Glucan is known as an immunostimulant derived from the cell walls of bakers yeast. It activates white blood cells, such as macrophages, granulocytes and monocytes, responsible for defence against infections, and supports the repair of damaged tissues in the body.