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Yeast Extract


Taste Profile

It has savoury taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Yeast extract can be used in refined sauces, soups, meat dishes, instant meal and savoury snacks.
  2. It can be used by food producers to season their products.
  3. It can also be used to make beer.

Common names and forms

  1. Yeast Extract (Contains Barley)
  2. Yeast Extract Powder
  3. Yeast nutrients


Yeast extract is obtained from fresh yeast but without the surrounding cell wall of yeast culture. It is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Health benefits

  • Yeast extract is good source of proteins that helps to build muscles and connective tissues.(1)
  • It contains vitamin B that are helpful in digestion, immunity and red blood cell production.(1)
  • It is a good source of minerals like chromium that helps to lower insulin levels and fight against diabetes.(1)
  • It is gluten-free.(1)

Selection Guide

Check the “best before” date on the package. Prefer yeast extract in liquid form. Avoid yeast extracts in powder form as it attracts moisture too easily.


Yeast extract is high in sodium. It must be avoided by those having high blood pressure or those who want to limit sodium intake.(2)

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