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Natural and delicious – the origin of yeast extract 

30 October 2018
Yeast extract has been used as an ingredient in food for over 50 years. This natural ingredient is derived from fresh yeast. Yeast has been used as far back as ancient Egypt, and today, it is still the basic ingredient in the production of many food products and drinks such as bread, beer and wine. 
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Umami: The discovery of the fifth taste

30 October 2018
Yeast extract is not just popular because it is a natural ingredient; it is also much-loved because it has special taste properties. This taste, which resembles meat stock, is referred to as umami. The word “umami” comes from Japanese and can be translated as “delicious” or “savoury.” It is used to refer to a savoury or meaty taste.
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Uses of yeast extract

30 October 2018
From stews, to rich sauces and marinated meat, savoury meals are very popular. Yeast extract is a highly versatile ingredient that gives them a savoury flavour, and its taste qualities make it a particularly common ingredient in soups, sauces and ready meals, as well as snacks and meat dishes.
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Vegetarian and vegan cuisine: yeast extract provides savoury flavour

29 August 2018
In recent years, the number of people who make a conscious decision to exclude animal-based foods or products from their lives, in other words to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, has risen dramatically, and as a consequence the variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes has greatly expanded too. In order for these dishes to work and do justice to our high expectations of how food should taste, it is particularly important to understand that there is never one ingredient that can replace the texture and mouthfeel, the smell and aroma, and the visual appreciation of certain foods. So, food manufacturers have to choose ingredients that provide a special taste experience. “Yeast extract fulfils this requirement in a completely natural way. It not only lends dishes an intensive taste, but also highlights their natural aromas. As a result, yeast extract is a true insider’s tip for vegetarian and vegan cuisine,” declares Manuel Lynch, Founder of the Vegan Gastronomy Culinary Academy.
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The basics of yeast extract: our new Whiteboard Animation

29 August 2018
What is yeast extract exactly? How is it produced and above all, what does it taste like? All these questions are answered in a new short film produced by the European Association for Specialty Yeast Products (EURASYP). This Whiteboard Animation video explains the most important facts about yeast extracts in an entertaining format. The video’s main aim is to transfer knowledge about yeast extract, enabling a wide audience to learn everything there is to know about this natural savoury taste ingredient.
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