Yeast – a small all-rounder

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Yeast – a small all-rounder

Thousands of years ago the Egyptians yeast in bread and beer production advantage – to know without really, what mysterious force was with you at the bake and Brew. This mystery was only revealed much later by Louis Pasteur: He discovered, in 1857, use of the microscope, the yeast and their mode of action. This also explains why the for the production of beer essential yeast is mentioned in the German purity law of 1516 with no word.

Diva with a driving force

Yeasts are single-celled Mini-creatures that are among the lower fungi, and invisible to the naked eye. They occur in nature, as wild yeasts are everywhere and are yeasts for centuries as a Culture with specific characteristics bred. After all, they are the natural Trick, in the Manufacture of bread, beer or wine.

The yeast is a real Diva, which is deployed only under very specific conditions, and their magical powers. Cold, fat or salt, you don’t even want to, but if it is nice and warm and you will be fed with starch and sugar, it grows and it grows explosively. In the process, they fermented starch and sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide. The fluff during the baking of the dough of cakes, bread and rolls, and makes the pastry nice and fluffy. In the case of beverages such as wine or beer, it provides the alcohol. And by the way, it also provides even flavor and vitamins.

For baking, Baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is used, the pressed it fresh from the cube, or dried as a powder in any supermarket, and the drives through that much carbon dioxide to the dough.

For beer, special beer uses yeasts, of which there are top-fermenting, for example, for White – or beer and dark Wheat beer and bottom-fermented representative for Pils, Export, and storage.

For the production of wine depending on the grape variety and the desired result of specialized wine yeasts are used. For the taste of yeast products, it is crucial so that the yeast in breeding is fed On whey-grown milk yeast tastes slightly sweet to neutral, while the molasses-grown precious or Neat, and the barley malt and hops grown brewer’s yeast is mild – to-tangy spicy taste. How the yeast works, it’s very easy to observe: just the yeast a bit with a teaspoon of sugar and some lukewarm water, and Mix nice and warm. And a lot of, especially for children, is an impressive Experiment.

The Health Plus

Also, the inner values of the yeast to impress, because the yeast contains a lot of nutrient power. Particularly, the content of B-vitamins is legendary. Are represented, especially vitamins B 1, B2, B6 and Niacin. This Mix ensures a smooth functioning of the metabolism and supports muscle and nerve balm for all who are stressed and tense. With folic acid, Pantothenic acid and Biotin yeast also delivers Beauty vitamins, which are important for healthy skin, hair, and nails. But also the content of minerals and trace elements.

Yeast contains potassium and sodium in an ideal ratio, calcium for strong bones and teeth, Magnesium for supple muscles, iron for blood formation and zinc for good immune system. By plenty of high quality protein in yeast is also a good protein Supplement for all in need of more: there are vegetarians, growing children, Pregnant or Nursing, and athletes.

There is one hurdle however, on the way to the valuable Interior of the yeast: This has a strong cell wall, can not crack the body. Anyone who wants to improve with the Unicell, specifically its supply of nutrients, should therefore prefer products with a more open-minded yeast. That’s where the tough cell walls are cracked and the Power is available to the body in full. But also in their whole Form, some yeasts offer a health plus: Live yeast fungi probiot act. That is, they provide a healthy balance of intestinal flora – important for a strong immune system and for effective, natural remedy against diarrhea.

Product diversity

The typical yeast cube or dry yeast for baking and the Hefeweizen everyone knows. But yeast is also available in numerous other variants, is it worth it to try. A great selection of yeast products in health food stores and Biogeschäften, but also to the regular supermarket now has a lot to offer. Yeast flakes, and powder, for example, are very well suited for low-salt Seasoning spicy and sweet dishes.

Important to the Season: The yeast only after the cooking, because heat makes the vitamin content quite quickly down into the cellar, and reduces the positive effect. Vegetarian bread spreads, yeast-based offer itself as an Alternative to sausage and cheese. Also yeast extract, the in England is very popular, in Germany, some of the Fans. It can also be used as a spread on Bread, for Flavoring or for the preparation of Broths.

In the pharmacy, there is also brewer’s yeast tablets a dietary Supplement, sometimes combined with certain vitamins and/or minerals, and yeast-products for a healthy intestine. You are a proven remedy for the prevention and treatment of diarrhoeal diseases, about of traveler’s diarrhea, antibiotics flora treatments accompanying to the protection of the intestinal and skin problems such as acne recommended.