Yeast extract is a natural, sustainable, clean label ingredient. It is made from fresh bakers’ or brewers’ yeast in a fermentation process that is completely natural and has been used in food production for thousands of years.

1. Sustainably produced

Yeast extract is produced from molasses, a by-product of sugar production. Some of the yeast
extracts are also using spent brewer’s yeast from the beer-making process, ensuring circularity, an optimal use of resources, and a zero-waste approach.

2. A valuable form of reuse

In addition to being used as a food ingredient, the by-product from yeast extract production is used in various ways for human and animal health, as well as nutrition purposes. It is also used for land fertilisation and the creation of renewable energy.

3. A meat substitute

Yeast extract’s distinctive umami taste, which is similar to meat bouillon, means it is an ideal ingredient to help people cut their meat consumption and switch to a more plant-based diet. In turn, this helps to promote sustainable food development.