Yeast Extract

Yeast Extract

Yeast extract is a common byproduct used as an additive to enhance flavor. Yeast extract has a savory flavor. Yeast extract is made by breaking down the yeast cell's wall. Some food manufacturers use yeast extract instead to avoid adding "MSG" to the food packaging label. Commonly used as food additives or flavourings, or as nutrients for bacterial culture media. Yeast extracts and fermented foods contain glutamic acid, which, in solution with sodium ions, is the same as monosodium glutamate.

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