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.
Candida utilis, subdivision Deuteromycotina
- ‘The new yeast extract operations at Boyceville allows the manufacture of products based on brewers, bakers and torula yeast.’
- ‘Brewer's yeast and torula yeast are frequently confused with nutritional yeast.’
- ‘Atisholz is launching its natural torula yeast extracts under the Atis-YE brand.’
- ‘Provesta Micro-Feast ® L - 10 larval diet, an enriched dehydrated torula yeast, was used in this study.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is found naturally in dairy products, grains, meat, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, soybeans, spirulina and torula yeast.’
- ‘The protein quality in torula yeast is similar to that of soybean protein.’
- ‘Alternatively cooked and extruded rice products can be similarly improved with torula yeast prior to puffing.’
2A yeastlike fungus composed of chains of rounded cells, several kinds growing on dead vegetation and some causing infections.
Genus Torula (or formerly this genus), subdivision Deuteromycotina: several species, in particular T. herbarum, which grows on dead grasses
- ‘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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