The relationship between yeast nutrients and human health
January 22, 2019
By Alex Liu
About 4000 years ago, ancient Egyptians used yeast to make bread. As early as in the Yin and Shang dynasties over 3,000 years ago, ancient Chinese used yeast to make wine. In the Han dynasty over 2000 years ago, Chinese began using yeast to make steamed bread, cake and other pastry desserts. In the Ming dynasty (17th century), the word book recorded that “Fermentation is leavening dough with wine yeast’’. But at that time, people did not know that yeast and other microorganisms played an important role in brewing wine. In the 17th century, Dutchman Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek observed yeast under a microscope for the first time. And then in 1857, French microbiologist Louis Pasteur confirmed it is the active yeast but not the chemical catalyst that played a role in alcohol fermentation through experiment. In the past, the application of yeast is just restricted in the fermented pasta and liquor-making industry. But now it has been extensively used in food, aquaculture,pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, chemical industry, genetic engineering, environmental engineering etc.
In recent years, because of the abundant protein, vitamins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, nucleic acid etc, yeast arouses attention in the field of nutrition and health while more and more domestic & foreign research focused on yeast nutrition.
Yeast, Natural Nutrition Treasure
Yeast is a complete single-cell individual whose nutritional needs and composition are similar to those of human body. It includes abundant high-quality protein, high grade dietary fiber, complete B vitamins, multiple mineral elements. The advantages of low sugar, low fat, low calorie make yeast more and more popular in health field.
Yeast, Magic Bioconverter
During the growth process, yeast can absorb and assimilate trace mineral elements in large quantities. It can transform inorganic matter into organic matter which can be easily absorbed and utilized by human body. By the way, the biotransformation process can also remove the toxicity of the mineral elements. We can take advantage of these properties for making zinc-enriched, selenium-enriched and chromium-enriched yeast.
Yeast, Manufacturing Plant of Functional Components
We can isolate and purify yeast beta-glucan, mannan glycoprotein, yeast polypeptide, glutathione, ergosterol, coenzyme, nucleic acid and other active ingredients from yeast cells, which play different roles in human health.
Yeast, Microecological Nutrition Promotes Intestinal Health
Yeast can not only offer rich nutrition to human, but also regulate the intestinal flora proliferation and metabolism. Yeast probiotics can promote the digestion and absorption of the intestinal nutrients and improve the immunity of intestinal cell.
Nowadays, as a result of the rich nutrition and functional components, yeast is getting more and more attention. In the future, yeast will play a more important role in human health.
Sales Manager of Angel Human Health Division