Yeast Extracts

Yeast extract is the general term used to refer to various forms of yeast that have been processed by removing the cell contents.


Yeast Extracts

Yeast extracts, also known as nutritional yeast, are products derived from the fermentation process of different strains of yeast, typically Saccharomyces cerevisiae. These extracts are renowned for their richness in nutrients, including proteins, B-vitamins, and amino acids.

Characteristics and Properties:

  • Yeast extracts come in various forms, such as powder, flakes, or tablets. They have a pronounced umami flavor, adding a rich and complex dimension to dishes.
  • Due to their nutritional composition, these extracts are often used as dietary supplements, providing a significant intake of B-vitamins, especially vitamin B12, which is essential for vegetarians and vegans.


  • Food Industry: Yeast extracts are used as natural flavor enhancers, adding depth and complexity to culinary preparations. They are frequently incorporated into broths, sauces, marinades, and cooked dishes.
  • Bakery Products: Due to their richness in proteins and their ability to improve dough structure, yeast extracts are used in the production of bread, pastries, and other bakery products.
  • Nutrition: Yeast extracts are popular as nutritional supplements to increase the intake of B-vitamins and proteins, especially in vegetarian and vegan diets.

Potential Benefits:

  • Source of Proteins: Yeast extracts are a natural source of proteins, contributing to overall nutrition.
  • B-Vitamin Intake: They are rich in B-vitamins, essential for energy metabolism and the functioning of the nervous system.
  • Enhanced Flavor: In cooking, yeast extracts enhance the flavor of dishes by adding rich and savory notes.

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2106 90 92

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