What is Yeast Extract?
Yeast Extract is a natural ingredient derived from fresh yeast. Yeast is a single-celled microorganism in the kingdom of fungi, which has existed in nature for millions of years.
Yeast is widely used in the making process of bread, wine and beer. People began to pay attention to the properties of yeast to improve the flavor of food in the early 20th century, and introduced it to the market in the 1950s.
Food companies and restaurants use Yeast Extract as aromatic ingredients like herbs and spices to develop more delicious foods and beverages. Examples include soups, sauces, condiments, snacks, ready-to-eat meals, and meats.
What are the characteristics of Yeast Extract?
Yeast extract has a variety of flavor characteristics and is mainly used to improve the flavor of food and beverages. Some yeast extracts can make foods more rounded, while others can provide a rich umami flavor, or bring specific flavors from beef to chicken, as well as roast and barbecue flavors, and so on.
Yeast extract uses safe natural ingredients. In addition to improving the flavor, it also has other multiple benefits, so it is a natural flavor ingredient suitable for most foods and beverages: processing tolerance (acid resistance, high temperature resistance and freezing), from the oven Can be tolerated from cooking to canning
Non-animal source, suitable for vegan and egg-milk vegetarian products
Non-GMO, the selected strain is non-GMO
Halal and Kosher certification
A variety of baker’s yeast extracts are gluten-free, and no gluten-containing products are used in the production process
How is Yeast extract produced?
Yeast is a single-celled fungus that is visible only under a microscope and has survived on the earth for millions of years. Like other cells, yeast also has a cell wall that contains protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
Yeast extract is a yeast component that removes cell walls and is a natural ingredient. The production process consists of three main steps:
First, screen yeast strains according to the customer's end use. Subsequently, the yeast strain will gradually multiply and grow with sugar as a nutrient. During this process, temperature and oxygen concentration need to be closely monitored to increase the growth rate of yeast. After the fermentation is completed, a product called "yeast extract" is obtained, which then proceeds to the next step: autolysis.
2. Autolysis (meaning "incision")
The word "Autolysis" is derived from the Greek words "auto" (meaning "self") and "- lysis" (meaning "cut"). The purpose of this step is to dissolve the substance in the yeast cells. For this reason, after cooling to stop the proliferation of yeasts, put the yeast extract in a large tank at 45-55 degrees Celsius. During this heating process, the cell wall will be broken down by enzymes contained in the yeast itself. The large molecules of the yeast cells will be broken down into smaller molecules to obtain the following "delicious" ingredients: 1. Protein fragments: peptides, free amino acids, such as glutamic acid. 2. Nucleic acid: ribonucleic acid (RNA), oligonucleotides, nucleotides (IMP-GMP...). 3. Polysaccharides: sugars, mannans and glucans.
Subsequently, through centrifugation and washing operations, the "delicious" ingredients are separated from the cell wall. At this time, the yeast extract becomes a yeast extract, which retains most of the initial nutrients of the yeast. Then through a gentle evaporation and concentration process, a liquid soluble yeast extract is obtained. Based on customer needs, Bailin Group has developed an advanced technology to provide yeast extracts in different forms while retaining all the sensory properties and functions of the product. Bailin yeast extract has three forms to choose from: 1. Liquid. 2. Paste. 3. Powder form.
Based on the needs of customers, Bailin Group uses advanced technology to provide different forms of products while retaining all the sensory properties and benefits of yeast extract. Bailin Group yeast extract is available for purchase in three forms: liquid, paste, and powder. Evaporation, concentration and spray drying are additional steps to produce yeast extracts in these forms.
What are the ingredients of yeast extract?
In the production process of yeast extract, the contents of yeast cells are decomposed by yeast's own enzymes, and the cell walls are removed. About 60% of the yeast extract is a mixture of protein and amino acids, which can give food a specific flavor, some of which also have a rich and mellow umami taste.
Bailin Group has the expertise to obtain the "right" flavor ingredients in the correct proportions, and can provide diverse products with diverse flavors.
What advantages can yeast extract create for food and beverage formulation development?
The diverse and rich flavors of yeast extract can help food manufacturers solve many formula development problems:
Improve flavor: Yeast extract can enhance the flavor of food formulas and add a rich taste with specific flavors.
Balanced nutrition: The mellow and long-lasting taste characteristics of yeast extract can reconcile the taste of food after reducing the content of salt, sugar and fat.
Mask the odor: Yeast extract can mask the odor caused by vegetable protein, sweeteners and their substitutes.
Which foods and beverages can the yeast extract be used for?
Soup and stock
Sauces and seasonings
Snacks and condiments
Meat, fish and similar foods
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