What is Torula Yeast Extract?
Torula yeast is also known as Candida utilis. It can be found everywhere including wood, paper pulp and any substrates that are rich in cellulose. It has a high nutritional value. Torula yeast has high protein content can be as high as 60%. The protein content in torula yeast is similar to soybeans but it also presents with a full range of B-complex vitamins. Torula yeast is an important source of glutathione which has a strong antioxidant activity that protects our body against oxidative stress.
What Are The Proposed Benefits of Torula Yeast?
- Prevent cellular damage by free radical and peroxides
- Facilitate the excretion of toxin during liver detoxification
Study reveals that torula yeast extract has high glutathione concentration with high antioxidant properties. (1)
(1) Kieliszek et al. Metabolic Response of the Yeast Candida utilis During Enrichment in Selenium. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(15), 528