Barley Malt Extract, 370g


Malt is the most widely used barley product in the world - it is used as a sweeter in China and Korea, painted on the skin of Peking duck to provide gloss and sweetness; and in the US it is mixed with hot milk to be drunk as malted milk; and in baking, it is used to provide sugars to help yeast growth and help keep baked goods moist; 

Malt extract is a syrup made from barley grains that are moistened and allowed to germinate. The germination process helps to convert the starch in the grain into sugars, making a naturally sweet syrup. There are subtle differences between malt extract and malt syrup - malt extract is has a richer malty flavour and is made with just the malted barley grains; whereas in making the syrup, other grains are added after the germination process, so the flavour is slightly less intense. 

Use a natural sweetener in cooking, in breadmaking to help activate the yeast and bring additional flavour, or stir into hot milk for a soothing nighttime drink.

What is malt extract

  • Malt extract is a syrup made from germinated barley grains.
  • Converts starch in barley into naturally sweet sugars.
  • Richer and maltier than malt syrup, which includes other grains.
  • Used as a natural sweetener and flavour enhancer.
  • Ideal for breadmaking, activating yeast, and flavouring hot milk.

Is marmite the same as malt extract?

No, Marmite is not the same as malt extract. Marmite is a yeast extract spread that is made from yeast by-products from the brewing industry, offering a very salty and strong umami flavour. In contrast, malt extract is a sweet syrup derived from malted barley, used primarily as a sweetener and flavour enhancer in various foods and beverages.

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Ingredients: 100% barley malt extract.

Allergy advice: Allergens are listed in bold. Not suitable for peanut, nut or sesame allergy suffers. 

Storage: Store in a cool and dry place. Once opened, refrigerate. Best consumed within 3 months.


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