Yeast extract, the content of the cells, is removed from yeast cultures derived from the beer brewing process. The remaining cell walls contain 45-65% beta-1,3-1,6 glucan. Beta-glucan is also contained in mushrooms and molds, and it is widely known that eating mushrooms can boost your immune system. In simple terms, beta-glucan is a giant molecule with glucose, a type of sugar, connected in a large, chain-like structure. There are also small chains called side chains attached to the main structure in various places.
Yeast cell walls are treated with high heat and high pressure (hydrothermal reaction), a portion of the chain breaks and beta-glucan fragments with lower molecular weight are produced.
The plant recognizes the beta-glucan fragments that make up beer yeast cell walls and mistake this for being infected by a pathogen. This stimulates the plant’s physiology in various ways and dramatically increases root growth.
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