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Safety of yeast extract and glutamate

13 December 2013
The amino acid glutamate, which occurs in numerous foodstuffs, does not represent a health risk. This is generally true no matter whether the glutamate intake occurs as protein-rich or ripened foods, as the natural ingredient yeast extract or as the flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate – an isolated pure substance.
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Free and bound glutamate – how does it influence the taste of foodstuffs?

13 December 2013
Glutamate occurs in foodstuffs in two different forms. On the one hand, it occurs in the so-called bound form. Here the glutamic acid is linked with other amino acids and so is therefore bound in proteins. In this form the glutamate has only very little taste. On the other hand, it occurs in the so-called free form in plant and animal tissues – this version is the one that makes the taste seem especially aromatic.
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New brochure: “Yeast extract – Information for food professionals”

13 December 2013
Further interesting facts behind the ingredient yeast extract are provided in the new brochure “Information for food professionals”, which can be ordered via the email address info@yeastextract.info.
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Yeast extract – a natural ingredient with a tradition

29 August 2013
Yeast extract is made from brewer's or baker's yeast and has been used as a natural ingredient for a wide variety of foodstuffs for over 100 years. To make yeast extract, sugar is added to the fresh yeast – just like you do when baking. This way the yeast can optimally multiply at a temperature of 30 degrees Celsius and with a sufficient supply of oxygen. The result is a viscous, creamy yeast mass. The yeast extract is then obtained using so-called autolysis:
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Yeast extract in the food producing industry – a seasoning ingredient

29 August 2013
In media coverage there is sometimes the accusation that yeast extract is a kind of "hidden flavour enhancer". But just what function does yeast extract have in food production? The EURASYP newsletter asked the expert Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Stiebing, Head of the Institute for Food Technology, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany at the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Vice-president of the German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft DLG) and member of the board of trustees of the German Consumer Foundation (Stiftung Warentest).
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