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.
- ‘Atisholz is launching its natural torula yeast extracts under the Atis-YE brand.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Alternatively cooked and extruded rice products can be similarly improved with torula yeast prior to puffing.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The protein quality in torula yeast is similar to that of soybean protein.’
- ‘The new yeast extract operations at Boyceville allows the manufacture of products based on brewers, bakers and torula yeast.’
- ‘It is found naturally in dairy products, grains, meat, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, soybeans, spirulina and torula yeast.’
2A yeastlike 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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