Are Bakers Yeast Extract and MSG the same thing?
Glutamate is one of the many natural components of yeast extract, in a concentration of about 5-10%. Yeast extract is often mistaken for monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer that is about 86% glutamate. Unlike yeast extract, monosodium glutamate doesn’t have a taste of its own and only serves to make existing flavors stronger. Bakers yeast extract adds a savory rich flavor along with nutrients like potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and B vitamins like folate and niacin.