Levedo de cerveja
Inactive yeast resulting from the fermentation process of barley during beer production.
CONTAINS GLUTEN. MS: 4.8697.0090. The Ministry of Health warns: There is no proven scientific evidence that this food prevents, treats or cures diseases.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae | It is a unicellular fungus responsible for the alcoholic fermentation of sugary solutions. The most important genus is Saccharomyces, most notably Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly called beer yeast.¹ These organisms have long been used to ferment sugar from cereals such as rice, wheat, barley, malt and hops, thus obtaining alcoholic beverages.² However, it was not until the nineteenth century that scientists realized the true role of brewer’s yeast. Nowadays it is also used as a valuable dietary supplement.³
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