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A closer look at umami – the “fifth” taste

May 20th, 2020|Categories: Yeast extract|Tags: |

The popularity of yeast extract has a lot to do with its strong characteristic taste. This is also known as the umami taste and is similar to the savoury flavour of a meat bouillon. We’ve spoken to Prof. Dürrschmid from the Institute of Food Science at the University of Natural [...]

Fermentation – a new trend with a long history

April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Yeast extract|

When someone hears the word fermentation, often the first things that come to mind are grandma’s preserving jars in the cellar, pickled gherkins and beer. Nowadays, fermentation has been rediscovered and harnessed to produce new flavours in the international culinary scene. Chefs all over the world are getting creative to [...]

From fresh yeast to yeast extract: the production of a versatile ingredient

April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Yeast extract|

Although fresh yeast from the fridge is often on the shopping list for birthday cakes, yeast extract is primarily known as an ingredient in savoury dishes. What not many people know is that yeast extract is derived from fresh yeast. Our second article sheds light on the processes used in [...]

Very much on trend – how yeast extract can contribute to current food trends

July 25th, 2019|Categories: Cooking with yeast extract, Yeast extract|Tags: , |

A chocolate-flavoured fruit, an edible drinking straw made of apple waste, insects as a source of protein or “healthy hedonism”, i.e. the symbiosis of health and indulgence – the food trends in 2019 are so varied you’re sure to find something delicious whatever your preferences or personal convictions. There is [...]

Private Label Show Amsterdam 2019 – a brief review

July 24th, 2019|Categories: Eurasyp|Tags: , |

This year’s Private Label Show (PLMA 2019), also known as the “World of Private Labels”, was held at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam from 21 - 22 May 2019. Every year, retailers and manufacturers from all over the world come together at this international trade fair to learn about [...]

Yeast products: Popular for more than 100 years

July 24th, 2019|Categories: Yeast extract|

Ever since the Life Reform Movement (Lebensreformbewegung), which began in the mid 19th century and rejected the urbanisation and materialism associated with industrialisation in favour of a “back to nature” lifestyle, there has been much debate about vegetarianism and its practicalities. As long ago as the 1920s, nutritional yeast and [...]