Natural, savoury taste
Some people wonder what yeast extract actually tastes like. In food production yeast extract is always used in combination with other ingredients to round off the taste. It is not consumed in its pure form and is not commercially available to consumers in supermarkets. The easiest way to describe the taste of yeast extract – if you were to dissolve it in water – is to compare it to the taste of a meat bouillon. This comes as no surprise, as the protein components found in yeast extract that come from the yeast cell are very similar to those found in meat bouillon.