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Yeast extracts and autolyzed yeast portfolio, which just like seasonings, helps to improve taste, but also bring out and balance flavors in food products. The organic version is also available, ask us about Bio-Lyfe®!

Yeast extracts and autolyzed yeast portfolio, which just like seasonings, helps to improve taste, but also bring out and balance flavors in food products.

To facilitate customers, we present them in products “families” with distinctive characteristics: High-Lyfe®, Prime-Lyfe®, Intense-Lyfe®, Savor-Lyfe®, Whole-Lyfe®. Cell-Lyfe® identifies yeast cell walls.

The organic yeast extracts are named Bio-Lyfe®.

To learn more about our yeast extracts and autolyzed range, please contact us or send an e-mail to

We will be happy to support you in the choice of the most suitable product.

Non-GMO verified product list

In 2016 we started registering selected products with the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project is a mission-driven nonprofit organization offering a third-party non-GMO verification program to the standard consumers expect.

The leaflet available for download highlights our best-sellers Non-GMO verified products. We aim to extend, according to the market needs, our range of Non-GMO verified products. Contact us for your specific enquiries, we will be happy to support your business development.

Again we would like to remind you that Non-GMO Project verification is not intended to replace the “GMO Status” and “Strain Certificates” issued by our QA department.  We guarantee GMO-free status for all the products in the Lallemand Bio-Ingredients range (for more information, consult the Certificate of Conformance). The Non-GMO Project Verification complements the certificate by QA in the North American market.


High-Lyfe® yeast extracts contain a natural source of nucleotides (5’ IMP & GMP) that impart a kokumi and umami sensation in order to bring out taste and round off sharp notes. These products can be used in a wide range of applications, and in combination with other yeast extracts. Additionally, the use of low salt High-Lyfe® yeast extracts is an effective way to reduce sodium all the while helping to maintain the salt perception.


Bio-Lyfe® is an organic yeast extract derived from primary grown yeast of the genus Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The result is a light to beige colored powder which is an effective general flavor enhancer. Bio-Lyfe® is produced in accordance with EU regulations for organic manufacturing. These products can be used to add or enhance flavor in low salt soups, sauces, spice mixes and prepared meals.


Prime-Lyfe® yeast extracts are light in color and designed to promote mild savory tastes and round off flavor notes in food. The functionality and versatility of these yeast extracts are displayed by their ability to create savory flavor bases, and help bring out meaty notes and vegetable flavors. These products are suitable for use in broths, bouillons, soups, sauces and spice blends – wherever mild savory flavor distinctions are required. They can also be considered for non-savory, creamy applications at low concentrations.


Intense-Lyfe® yeast extracts provide flavor bases for roasted, meaty profiles and enhance caramelized notes for a stronger savory perception. These products provide a dark color for bouillons, soups and sauce bases and can be used to replace caramel color.


Savor-Lyfe® yeast extracts promote specific flavors and enhance or complement cooked notes in all types of savory foods. These products are ideal for foods requiring roasted notes enhancement, such as roasted beef or chicken. They can be used in a wide range of applications and in conjunction with other yeast extracts.


Whole-Lyfe® products are developed from primary and/or whole cell brewer’s yeasts. Autolysates function to improve savory flavor, texture and mouthfeel in food products. These cost effective ingredients benefit savory notes and texture in low sodium meat processing.


Cell-Lyfe® is made from the cell walls of bakers’ yeast. The result is a light tan powder with neutral flavor. It can be used for its rheological properties: thickness, water binding, emulsification, gelling, creaminess, oil-binding, and water-holding. Thanks to elevated levels of beta-glucans, one gram of Cell-Lyfe® E binds as much as 4.7 g of water.

Veggy “no meat” loaf

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

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!

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.

Vegan “chicken” nuggets

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

Savor-Lyfe® tastes like Beef Extract

Savor-Lyfe® SSC tastes like Soy Sauce

Sodium reduced recipes – with Lyfe® ingredients

Sodium-reduced Alfredo sauce

The use of yeast extracts such as High-Lyfe® 566 A, umami taste donators, allows cutting the kitchen salt dosage in many recipes, such as this tasteful Alfredo sauce.

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.

Buffalo chicken wings with Valentina sauce

Add nutritional yeast as a binder for the seasoning and yeast extracts in the sauce to enhance spices and flavors. In a nut-shell create a well balanced, sensational food experience!