brewer's yeast


Definition of brewer's yeast

: a yeast used or suitable for use in brewing specifically : the dried pulverized cells of such a yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used especially as a source of B-complex vitamins

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Recent Examples on the Web Keep your canine flea-free (without the use of toxic collars and shampoos) by whipping up these treats made with brewer's yeast, which aids with flea and tick control, and coconut oil, a natural pest repellant. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 28 June 2022 Another team has produced an initial version of the brewer's yeast genome, which consists of almost 11 million code letters. Andrew Hessel, Scientific American, 10 Nov. 2020 In the end, the authors of the new paper re-engineer standard brewer's yeast to produce molecules that can be used as fuel for internal combustion engines. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 20 Jan. 2020 New flours were tested, fruits and their juices were added, and brewer's yeast was introduced to fast-track the process. Stephen Jones & Stacy Adimando, Saveur, 30 Sep. 2016 Suddenly, the patron saint of beer-lovers—the brewer's yeast St. Saccharomyces cerevisiae—reaches out and momentarily squashes the hill nearly flat. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 5 Apr. 2018 Who's next: Thompson has challenged Brent Balika of Margeaux Brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria to create a dish with Vegemite, the Australian spread made from brewer's yeast extract. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, 20 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of brewer's yeast

1824, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of brewer's yeast

: the dried pulverized cells of a yeast of the genus Saccharomyces (S. cerevisiae) used in brewing and especially as a source of B-complex vitamins

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