yeast extract


A vitamin-B-rich mixture made by combining vegetable extract and the extracted liquid of fresh yeast. It ranges in texture from liquid to a light paste. Yeast extract is used as a seasoning and as the base for various products like Marmite and Vegemite.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Keep Reading

Next Up

What's Nutritional Yeast?

You've seen it in the health food store, but what, exactly, is nutritional yeast, and how do you use it?

Meet Nutritional Yeast (That's "Nooch" For Short)

The name sounds strangely antiseptic, and the powdery flakes look suspiciously like what you'd sprinkle into the goldfish tank. But that does not deter certain cooks and bloggers (mostly vegetarian and vegan ones) from singing the praises of nutritional yeast.

Yeast Rolls: A Homemade Breadbasket Favorite

Food Network's Yeast Rolls are a comforting side dish for your Thanksgiving feast.

The Veggie Table: Three Ways to Enjoy Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is a complete source of protein and is used by those following a vegan diet to mimic the flavor of cheese in recipes. Have you tried it?