Not a clean label ingredient

Autolyzed Yeast Extract

Also known as: AYE

Autolyzed Yeast Extract (AYE) is an ingredient that is made from the exact same yeast that is used to make bread, beer and wine. With AYE, the yeast has been conditioned to self-digest its protein structure into simpler amino acids, so that those amino acids can add “umami” flavor to food.

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Sources
  • Panera
  • Kroger
  • Aldi (SimplyNature)
  • H-E-B Select Ingredients
  • Hy-Vee
Ingredient Type