One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A yeast which is cultured for use in medicine and as a food additive, especially as a source of vitamins and protein.
- ‘And there is no doubt whatever that fermentation is excited only by the presence of some torula or other, and that that torula proceeds in our present experience, from pre-existing torulae.’
- ‘Provesta Micro-Feast ® L - 10 larval diet, an enriched dehydrated torula yeast, was used in this study.’
- ‘The protein quality in torula yeast is similar to that of soybean protein.’
- ‘It is found naturally in dairy products, grains, meat, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, soybeans, spirulina and torula yeast.’
- ‘The new yeast extract operations at Boyceville allows the manufacture of products based on brewers, bakers and torula yeast.’
- ‘Atisholz is launching its natural torula yeast extracts under the Atis-YE brand.’
- ‘The company's fresh-baked Vegekibble for dogs is made of whole wheat and soy flour, corn meal, torula yeast, garlic, vegetable broth and a vegan supplement.’
- ‘Brewer's yeast and torula yeast are frequently confused with nutritional yeast.’
- ‘Alternatively cooked and extruded rice products can be similarly improved with torula yeast prior to puffing.’
2A yeast-like fungus composed of chains of rounded cells, several kinds growing on dead vegetation and some causing infections.
- ‘The London County Country Medical Officer discovered, for example, the following in samples of ice cream: cocci, bacilli, torulae, cotton fiber, lice, bed bugs, bug's legs, fleas, straw, human hair, and cat and dog hair.’
Modern Latin (genus name), diminutive of Latin torus ‘swelling, bolster’.
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