Savory Ingredients

Yeast extracts, autolyzed and inactive yeast are ingredients that can help impart beneficial characteristics to plant-based meat, fish, poultry and cheese applications.

Add them in your preparation to:

  • Impart umami and overall taste.
  • Reinforce notes as beef, meat, chicken, cheese, grilled, smoked.
  • Provide longer-lasting flavor perception, while helping with sodium reduction.
  • Contribute to the texture and rheology of the preparation.
  • Contribute to the color of the preparation (from light yellow to dark roasted notes)
  • Enrich the nutritional profile of your preparation with a natural source of protein, fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

Ask us to guide you to the most suitable yeast ingredient to use in the plant-based applications. You can contact us using the form or sending an email to


Engevita® Garlic-Parmesan Style Powder

This savory powder ingredient seamlessly blends two of the most cherished and delectable flavor profiles, garlic, and Parmesan cheese style, offering a versatile enhancement for a myriad of applications, ranging from snacks and sauces to batter systems and ready meals.

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“Non dairy” rich ice cream

Engevita® Bland contributes to adding richness to the texture and taste of this vegan ice cream by providing perception of dairy notes, balancing its sweet profile. The inactive yeast also brings appeal by adding a little tint to the ice cream.

“Veganaise” egg-free mayonnaise

Yeast extracts are useful to improve the taste profile of sauces. For example, in this simple preparation, High-Lyfe® 530 A helps to round the flavor with enhancing salt perception and intensity, while reducing excess acidity.

2023 IFE Recipe Cheese flavored pea puffs

Vegan pea puffs to enjoy a guilt-free meaty experience with our Toravita® 300 that masks typical bitterness of the brown pea. The  yeast extracts Savor-Lyfe® CA provides full body cheesy and savory profile to this flavored snack.

2023 IFE Recipe Salty and tasty pea puffs

Very flavored snack with the perfect combination of Toravita®300, which is an outstanding bitterness masking ingredient, and Whole-Lyfe® 970 A a savory and nutty flavor donator that delivers roasted and meaty profile.

2023 IFE Recipe Vegan Cheese block

Try this tasteful and healthy plant-based aged cheese with creamy and fatty perception. You won’t believe it’s vegan!

Almond based cheese alternative

Engevita® Bland Flakes and Whole-Lyfe® 985 A  will contribute to the overall dairy and cheesy profile of this vegan alternative to dairy products.

Egg-free Falafels

Lakes States® Type B Torula yeast is an excellent water binder and can help in recipes to substitute eggs. See as an example the egg-less version of these flavorsome falafels! Additionally, its unique flavor profile adds intensity to the spices mix.


Fat-Reduced egg-less mayonnaise

Engevita® Bland powder or alternatively Toravita®  001 can be successfully used in substitution of eggs to produce an egg-free (vegan) and fat-reduced mayonnaise style sauce. The appearance, the texture and the flavor of mayonnaise are optimized thanks to the nutritional yeast ingredient.

IFT 2023 – Recipe Creamy Cilantro-Lime Sauce

Silky smooth and perfectly flavored lime, cilantro, garlic sauce. This sauce is ultra-creamy without any dairy or mayonnaise.
An allergen free version is created by the addition of Engevita® Bland Flakes. The yeast brings body and emulsification properties.


We achieved success in creating a soy-based meat substitute by incorporating Savor-Lyfe® BEC for a robust beef-like flavor, along with Toravita® 300 to mask undesirable tastes from the soy base.

IFT 2023 – Recipe Vegan Soft Ice Cream

Toravita® 301 is a dependable and animal-free source of protein. As a natural masking agent, it effectively reduces the undesirable off-flavors commonly found in pea protein. A tailor-made yeast ingredient provides the desired content of vitamins and minerals. A product by Revala OÜ.

Jackfruit tacos filling

Yeast extracts like High-Lyfe® 562 A are a very good way to balance existing flavors and reduce the added salt. Try this flavorful filling for a plant-based snack!

No-Cheese Nacho dip sauce

Engevita® mineral and vitamin yeast can improve the food nutritional profile

Organic Mac’n’veg-cheese

In this organic recipe Bio-Engevita® provides readily, dependable, natural fiber source and high quality protein, easily assimilated. Furthermore it will provide a delicate nutty and cheesy note to the sauce, while enhancing the mouthfeel releasing creaminess and flavor richness.

Bio-Engevita® Nutritional yeast is available in powder or in flake form. Bio-Engevita® is organic certified and produced in accordance with EU regulation for manufacturing organic yeast (equivalent to USDA NOP as of June 2012)

Pea-based vegan burger

For this meat plant-based application, we worked both with inactive yeast and yeast extract flavor. Toravita® 300 masks the bitter and beany flavor notes of vegetable proteins while adding pleasant umami flavor and balancing the spices in the recipe. Savor-Lyfe® BEC contributes to building the meaty flavor, by its animal-free “beef extract” notes.

Pick ‘n’ mix – your – spreadable vegan cheese

We propose you a selection of Torula yeast specialties to “design at your taste” a mild vegan cheese-analog spread.

Our ingredients can help you in finding the desired, delicious balance for your dairy-free spreadable.

Use them alone or in combination, for the perfect snacking!


Plant-based “Bolognese” style sauce

The combination of yeast extracts and inactive yeast gives just the right taste and juiciness to this plant-based alternative ragout sauce.

In this recipe, Toravita® 000 helps to bind the flavors as well as providing texture enhancement by retaining water syneresis. The torula yeast reveals the flavors of the tomato by supporting with low sodium, natural amino acids. Dark yeast extract Savor-Lyfe® BEC participates in this synergistic effect by bringing a juicy and meaty flavor note to the sauce.

Plant-based Bacon

Taste a rich and mouthwatering plant-based version of smoked bacon! our yeast ingredients can deliver both the meaty taste and the smoky notes!

Plant-based burger

Both yeast extracts and inactive yeast can play a role in creating delicious plant-based burgers.

As an example, Lake States® Type B can act as an off-flavor masking agent, as well as a texturizer for your favorite meat analog. It also contributes to a silkier mouthfeel and meatiness of the flavor. The yeast extract Savor-Lyfe® BEC  adds beefy roasted notes from an animal-free origin, making the patty more flavorful.

Plant-based Cheddar Style Sauce

Our new Savor-Lyfe® CC contributes to the taste foundation of cheese analogs and other cheese flavored preparations with mild and creamy flavor notes. Enjoy this vegan and natural cheddar flavor sauce with snacks, vegetables and any other plant-based food.

Plant-based cream cheese style spread

Savor-Lyfe® CC contributes to the taste of cheese analogs and other cheese flavored preparations with mild and creamy flavor notes. It gives a pleasant creamy sensation, balances and enriches the taste. It’s vegan, natural and a perfect solution for this type of spreadable fresh cheese analogues.


Plant-Based Crispy Chik’n Bites

Our Torula yeast-based Toravita® 300 is a natural ingredient and a great tool for flavor houses and plant-based meal developers, to modulate the perception of the undesired bitter notes. Savor-Lyfe® CB is a perfect flavor donator for meat alternative preparations, adding a full-bodied, round chicken taste to the meals. Toravita® 054 contributes to craveability while avoiding greasy fingers.

With a state-of-the art preparation, Savor-Lyfe® CB will enhance the chicken base notes of your crispy bites.


Savor-Lyfe® PH 04 adds cooked meaty flavor and Toravita® 301 masks the undesired notes of pea protein.

No doubt you will enjoy these delicious slices of juicy, meaty pea-based ham (to put in your sandwich, omelette or salad).

Polpettine, plant-based “no meat” balls

For this meat plant-based application, we worked both with inactive yeast and yeast extract flavor. Toravita® 033 aids the texture by creating a strong bonding among ingredients contained in this recipe. This results in helping the forming of the balls and therefore enhancing chewiness and resistance creating better bite satisfaction. Additional to contributing to the colour, Savor-Lyfe® BEC yeast extract plays a role in the color and flavor, giving a meaty feel to this dish.

Savor-Lyfe® SSC tastes like Soy Sauce

Savor-Lyfe® tastes like Beef Extract

Spreadable Vegan Cheese

A tasty and cheesy vegan preparation with a combination of Torula based yeast ingredients.

Vegan “chicken” nuggets

Lallemand ingredients, such as Lyfe® yeast extracts, contribute to the taste foundation of plant-based meals. Check this meat-free recipe!

Vegan Alfredo style sauce

A creamy and flavored non-dairy Alfredo style sauce using our new yeast extract Savor-Lyfe®CA to add more taste to your pasta, rice, veggies.

Vegan Mozzarella style cheese block

A North American style plant-based mozzarella where beany notes and gritty mouthfeel are replaced by a great body and richness. It’s creamy and has a delicious fatty perception of vegan cheese.

Veggy “no meat” loaf

Combine Toravita® and Lyfe® ingredients to characterize your plant-based loaf with meaty and succulent flavors.