Yeast extract consists of the natural components of the yeast cell, which include, for example, amino acids and proteins. These two components come from the natural yeast, which consists of a rich mixture of proteins and amino acids. This mixture gives yeast extract its particularly savoury “umami” taste and makes it an attractive ingredient for a variety of foods.
Thus, thanks to its natural origin, yeast extract is an ideal ingredient for vegetarian and vegan dishes. Due to its protein content of 40 to 70 percent, depending on the form of presentation, it can easily be integrated into a protein-based diet.
Furthermore, yeast extract also contains numerous vitamins and minerals that are important for the human body. You will soon find out why proteins and amino acids in particular can make yeast extract a valuable component of the diet in terms of health on our website and in our newsletter. There we will present an expert interview on the topic of “Yeast extract and proteins”.