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Yeast Extracts FAQ



Q: What is YE?

A: YE= Yeast Extracts. It's a general name of all the products extracted from yeast cells. It has excellent flavor and "umami" taste, can be used in cooking, seasoning, food additive formulations, and is called "the natural MSG replacer"


Q: Does YE really have taste enhancing function?

A: Yes, yeast extract is naturally rich in amino acids and natural glutamate. Zhen-Ao's YE series also contains high level of 5'-nucleotides. These substances are natural and healthy and is the best flavor enhancing substances.


Q:Is YE rich in nutrition?

A: Yes, YE is rich in protein with at least 18 kinds of amino acids, and is the best sources of natural BCAA*. YE also contains vitamin B complex and minerals, especially vitamin B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6, B-12 and folic acid. it also contains variety of natural minerals that is essential for life, such as chromium, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, vanadium, molybdenum and lithium. Furthermore, the nucleotide intake may help provide immune and intestinal absorption for human body.


Q: Is it healthy using YE?

A: Yes, in addition to rich in natural proteins, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and nucleotide addition, because of its remarkable taste function, YE can effectively reduce the food intake of salt. For instance, Using Zhen-Ao Yeast Extract series can reduce salt usage of your regular diet about 35% to 50% . Generous low-salt diet can help reduce the incidence rate of hypertension, cardiovascular disease. For more information please visit our "Salt Reduction Trend" page.


Q: Can YE qualify for "Clean Label"?

A: Yes, based on EU (EEC), the less "E-Number" you can find in the food product label meaning it is less food ingredients and more natural. Yeast Extracts are extracted products from 100% natural Yeast, and it totally qualify the requirement of being "Clean Label". Especially, the high nucleotides yeast extracts from Zhen-Ao Bio-Tech can be used to replace some ingredients entirely or partially, such as MSG, I+G, and some costly raw materials (like meaty extracts or mushroom extracts). Further help your application to be "Clean Label"!


Q: Can vegetarian use this product?

A: Of course, YE is extracted from natural yeast cell, no problem at all for 100% vegan!


Q: More benefits of YE?

A:Zhen-Ao Yeast Extracts series offer a lot of benefit, and they are:

  • Non-animal origin

  • Non allergens

  • Non-GMO

  • Easy water-soluble

  • Can be use in high heat application

  • Coordination taste and make it smoother

  • Balance odor

  • Microaggregates powder (We also offer paste form)


  • Q: Has Zhen-Ao Bio-Tech received any production/quality certifications?

    A: ZABT is an global yeast extract supplier with great quality reputation. We must do our best. By far, Zhen-Ao Bio-Tech has received many certificates such as ISO9001, ISO22000-HACCP, HALAL, KOSHER, GMA and BRC (British Retail Consortium).


    Q: What is the difference in between MSG and Yeast Extracts?

    A: MSG also known as monosodium glutamate that is a type of salt that is chemical synthesized from sodium ions and glutamate ions. Its flavor characteristic is extreme, lasting effect is poor. Yeast extract is taken from the natural yeast cell. It contains a variety of amino acids and nucleotides. Glutamate is one of the amino acid who ingeniously binding with protein in yeast cell. It is great to pronounce taste enhance function, and is more sustainable.


    Q: Could Zhen-Ao's Yeast Extracts use for salt reduction?

    A: Absolutely, Zhen-Ao's high nucleotide yeast extract has a strong taste magnified and amplification effect. While adding, it relatively enlarged the role of salt in the application. Therefore, we do not need extra salt to supplement taste. Based on years of experience and practical experiments, Zhen-Ao's high nucleotide yeast extract can greatly reduce your salt usage in your final application by 35% -50%.


    Zhen-Ao Bio-Tech's yeast extract makes dusting powder process easier!

    What is BCAA?

    BCAA commonly known as Branched-Chain Amino Acids, they are collectively named of 3 common amino acids, leucine, isoleucines and valine. This type of amino acids metabolize in 2 ways: 1. Release insulin; 2. Release growth hormone. The most essential amino acid is leucine, a composition of KIC and HMB, is capable to increase muscle tissue, decrease body fat and to provide nutrition to human body.

    ZABT: Salt reduction by 35%~50%

    MSG vs Yeast Extracts

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