Functional Foods

Yeast has been part of our diet and used for its nutritional attributes for centuries. It represents a natural, vegetarian and highly bioavailable source of essential vitamins & minerals, proteins, dietary fibers, and other nutrients essential for optimal health.

The yeast’s natural nutritional content and texturizing capacity makes it an ideal vegetarian ingredient for functional food formulations. In addition to highly bioavailable vitamins and minerals, yeast is also rich high quality protein, dietary fiber, and bioactive compounds. Yeast can elongate the taste sensation and smooth out top notes. Furthermore, yeast fibers have gelling and water and oil-binding properties and so can improve the rheological properties of food without compromising the taste or aroma.

Lallemand continuously innovates by optimizing yeast production processes to create natural productst. Our Engevita®, Lalmin®, and Cell-LyfeTM (100% Saccharomyces cerevisiae) yeast products complement one another to help you create the nutritional profile you require.

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Veggie Burger

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Yeast cell walls naturally rich in beta-glucans can be used for the following applications:

  • Nutritional : Protein, fibers beta-glucans
  • Taste : Neutral flavor
  • Texture : Thickness, water binding, emulsification, gelling, creaminess, oil-binding, and water-holding. One gram of Cell-LyfeTM E binds as much as 4.7 g of water.

This premium healthy ingredient contains 100% nutritional whole cell yeast. It is a natural source of vitamins with texturizing capacity. It can be used for:

  • Nutritional : Protein, dietary fibers, beta-glucans, nucleotides, glutathione, vitamins and minerals
  • Taste : Buttery, cheese, dairy, roasted, cooked, and nutty savory notes
  • Texture : Thickness, emulsification, water binding, filler/extender, crispiness in coating, creaminess, deepness, fattiness perception

Lalmin® is a unique collection of natural yeast-based ingredients with elevated levels of key minerals and/or vitamins. This range of yeast product can be used in the formulation of functional foods fortified in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc and Iron.