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  1. brewer's yeastnoun

    yeast used in fermenting beer

  2. baker's yeast, brewer's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiaenoun

    used as a leaven in baking and brewing


  1. brewer's yeast

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae () (brewer's yeast or baker's yeast) is a species of yeast (single-celled fungus microorganisms). The species has been instrumental in winemaking, baking, and brewing since ancient times. It is believed to have been originally isolated from the skin of grapes. It is one of the most intensively studied eukaryotic model organisms in molecular and cell biology, much like Escherichia coli as the model bacterium. It is the microorganism behind the most common type of fermentation. S. cerevisiae cells are round to ovoid, 5–10 μm in diameter. It reproduces by budding.Many proteins important in human biology were first discovered by studying their homologs in yeast; these proteins include cell cycle proteins, signaling proteins, and protein-processing enzymes. S. cerevisiae is currently the only yeast cell known to have Berkeley bodies present, which are involved in particular secretory pathways. Antibodies against S. cerevisiae are found in 60–70% of patients with Crohn's disease and 10–15% of patients with ulcerative colitis, and may be useful as part of a panel of serological markers in differentiating between inflammatory bowel diseases (e.g. between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), their localisation and severity.


  1. brewer's yeast

    Brewer's yeast is a type of fungus commonly used in baking and brewing beer. Scientifically known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, this yeast converts the sugars in barley malt to alcohol and carbon dioxide gas, providing the beer its alcoholic content and carbonation. It's also a natural source of various vitamins and minerals, making them a dietary supplement. Inactive versions of brewer's yeast can be consumed for potential health benefits, like boosting the immune system or enhancing the health of hair and skin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brewer's yeast in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brewer's yeast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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