Frequently asked questions about livQ Bio-Primärhefe – Organic Brewer’s Yeast
In its original form, brewer’s yeast is liquid. Only in this form, the body is able to recognise the natural ingredients and can use them. Also, only this form guarantees fresh and full yeast cells. The membrane of the yeast’s cells is strong and resistant against the stomach acid. The body is not able to digest the cell. At livQ, those cell membranes of the liquid livQ organic brewer’s yeast are gently pre-digested by a thermolytic process. The valuable contents survive and become bioavailable.
While fermenting during brewage the yeast either builds or stores a variety of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and amino acids: e.g. B-Vitamins, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, chromium, selenium and glutathion. Moreover, brewer’s yeast delivers valuable protein and prebioticly active oligosaccharides from the cell membrane. Brewer’s yeast contains a natural glucose-tolerance factor (GTF), which is – combined with the chromium – essential for digestion of sugar.
Like on all plants, the substrate has a huge impact on brewer’s yeast. livQ organic primary brewer’s yeast growths in wort made of pure organic malt and is being harvested after the first fermentation.
After manufacturing, the brewer’s yeast is at least enjoyable for 24 months. livQ organic brewer’s yeast should be stored in a cool (below 20 ºC) place and should be protected from direct sun light.
livQ organic brewer’s yeast is a high-quality food, which is good for the body. Nevertheless, it is recommended to consult your doctor before consumption if you suffer from metabolic diseases like e.g. gout.
Our products of brewer’s yeast consist of natural, liquid brewer’s yeast, which is harvested in brewage of organic beer. For brewage, only malt, water, hops and yeast are used. Therefore, our products are not entirely gluten-free.
To receive an even consistency a thickener is necessary. Organic rice flour fits perfectly for this purpose. Rice is low in fat and sodium, free from cholesterol, and contains vitamins B1, B2, Niacin and iron. The organic juices smoothen the taste and deliver also calcium, potassium, iron and natural fructose.
Because of this wrapping, we do not need to cure the product artificially. The liquid yeast wrapped in sticks has no contact to oxygen and stays fresh until consumption. This necessary barrier between product and oxygen is achieved through a special manufacturing process. In addition, the plastic wrapping saves weight and material, therefore it is cheaper concerning transport and manufacturing. Being good for the environment is a further bonus! Moreover, we established a kind of foil, which works without aluminium or any other metal coating. The wrapping does not contain any plasticiser whatsoever.
Baker’s yeast is living yeast cells, which are offered fresh or dried. Those cells are only bred to yield. They are not used for fermentation in a nutritious culture medium. You can use those cells to ferment, of course. Mostly, baker’s yeast is used to loosen dough as for its ability to produce carbon dioxide. Unfortunately, the cells do not have any nutritious value because the human body cannot digest them to get to the nutrients in the inner of the cell.
Candida grows best under a weakened immune system. The candida fungus lives on carbohydrates like sugar or white flour. Brewer’s yeast in its original form helps the immune system against existing Candida-Albicans cells because of its prebiotic activity.
Our products made of brewer’s yeast are suitable for children. Thanks to its consistency, children can take in the yeast in many different ways: in its pure form, mixed with juice, yogurt or granola. Maybe they enjoy it in a freshly made smoothie?
Yes, all of our yeast products are lactose-free.
This is a common question, we love to answer: Yeasts are protozoic fungi, which proliferate through cleavage. Of course, brewer’s yeast belongs to those fungi and is therefore biologically classified as a fungus. For that reason, brewer’s yeast is actually vegan!