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Application of Yeast Extract in Food Industry

Nov. 23, 2021

Yeast extract is a natural seasoning because it is rich in amino acids, B vitamins and other beneficial substances to the human body, and it is also rich in taste and nucleotides, which has the effect of improving freshness. So it has a wide range of applications in the food industry.

Application of Yeast Extract in Food Industry


When cooking at home and restaurants, roasting pork, and making braised pork, add 0.1% to 0.2% of yeast extract to enhance the deliciousness and thickness of the dishes; when making soup, add 0.05% to 0.1% of yeast extract, which can be Enhance the umami taste and cover up the peculiar smell.

Instant noodles, rice noodles, sweet potato vermicelli

Adding 1% to 3% yeast extract in the seasoning of instant noodles, rice noodles, and sweet potato vermicelli can make the instant noodle soup thick and natural, full of taste, and delicious. While seasoning, the nutritional value of instant noodles is increased, and the product grade is improved. Because of its high temperature resistance, it can be directly mixed with 0.5% of instant noodles when making instant noodles. After being fried, it can improve the flavor and color of instant noodles. It has a harmonious and unified taste with noodle soup and has obvious fuel-saving effect. .


As a flavoring agent and flavor enhancer, it has a synergistic effect and a unique effect when used in conjunction with other flavorings. If it is added to animal and plant extracts with good flavor but weak taste, it can make the product taste mellow and lasting; when it is added to taste HVP, the flavor of the finished product can be pure, natural, soft and balanced. . Therefore, in the food industry, yeast extracts, other flavors, and natural seasonings are often used to formulate various derivative seasonings.

Add yeast extract to soy sauce, seasoning sauce, beef, chicken, and pork flavor to enhance the taste, remove astringency, and increase the sense of thickness. The addition amount in soy sauce is 1% to 2%.

Puffed food

In the production of various puffed foods such as egg rolls, shrimp cracks, French fries, potato chips, adding yeast extract can reduce the amount of MSG and make the flavor softer. The addition amount is 0.5% to 1.5%.

Processed aquatic products

Adding 0.1% to 0.5% of yeast extract in processed aquatic products such as canned fish, fish cakes, and fish intestines can mask the fishy taste, enhance the mellowness, and improve the quality of fish.

Livestock products

In the production and processing of ham and sausage, long-time heat treatment will cause more loss of flavor and nutrition. After adding 0.2% to 0.5% of yeast extract, the above loss can be compensated. At the same time, the color feels good, the taste is mellow, and the meat aroma is enhanced. It can delay fat oxidation and prevent obvious dehydration and shrinkage.


When processing various soups, hot pot bottoms, chicken essence, beef essence, adding yeast extract can enhance the umami taste and flavor, prevent oxidation and deterioration, and improve the nutritional value. The amount of yeast extract added is 0.2% to 1% for soup and hot pot base; chicken essence and beef essence are 6%.

Dairy products

For the production of dairy products, such as the processing of lactose-containing ice cream, adding 0.3% of yeast extract can increase milk flavor and sweetness, color fast, and improve product quality; for caramel for pudding, it can increase sweetness and topping. Fast color and good flavor.


When making pickled vegetables such as kimchi, kohlrabi, pickles, mustard tubers, salted radishes, etc., adding 0.1% to 0.5% of yeast extract can enhance the mellowness of the finished product, cover up peculiar smells, and improve product quality.

Application in vegetarian food

When making vegetarian foods such as bean gluten foods, artificial meat, konjac foods, etc., adding 0.2% to 0.5% of yeast extract can make up for the lack of seasoning and lack of meat flavor in vegetarian food, supplement nutrition and enhance meat texture, and conceal alkali flavor And beany taste.