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Is deactivated yeast vegan?

Deactivated yeast is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is deactivated yeast?

Deactivated yeast is a common food ingredient derived from the Saccharomyces cerevisiae species of yeast. Unlike active yeast used for baking, deactivated yeast has been rendered inactive through a drying process. This process deactivates the yeast's ability to ferment, which eliminates its leavening properties. Deactivated yeast is often used as a natural flavor enhancer and nutritional supplement due to its high content of B vitamins and protein. It has a savory, nutty flavor and is a popular ingredient in vegan and vegetarian cuisine as a substitute for cheese and meat-based flavorings.

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