Nutritional Yeast 100g TROOFOOD
Nutritional Yeast also known as “Hippie Dust,” “Vegetarian Yeast,” and “Savory Yeast” is a nonactive form of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. These yellow flakes are used by vegans and vegetarians to produce a “cheese” flavor while providing vitamins and minerals that may be lacking in a vegetarian diet, such as Vitamin B. Much different than its relatives Brewer’s Yeast and Baker’s Yeast, Nutritional Yeast is safe for those concerned with Candida and is Gluten free.
Not only does Nutritional Yeast taste delicious and act as an alternative to cheese, it is also chalked full of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. It is considered a low fat, no sugar, low sodium food. It contains 18 amino acids making it a perfect high-quality protein. In fact, one serving (3 tablespoons) contains 8 grams of proteins. It is rich in B vitamins, which are necessary for proper function of the nervous system and help regulate the mood. Its yellow color comes from Riboflavin or Vitamin B2, which is important for the proper use of oxygen and metabolism of fatty acids, carbohydrates, and amino acids. B2 is also needed for Vitamin B6 to function properly. While many believe that Vitamin B12 is naturally present, it is added in after. It only takes 2 teaspoons of Nutritional Yeast to meet the daily 1 microgram of Vitamin B12 recommended. Along with Vitamin B, Nutritional Yeast also contains Niacin, Thiamin, Biotin, and Folic Acid as well as minerals, Selenium, Chromium, Zinc, Phosphorous, Magnesium, and Potassium, plus beta-1, 3 glucan, a type of fiber that may aid the immune system and help to lower cholesterol. It is the perfect supplement for any vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.
Nutritional Yeast can be added to many dishes to add flavor and nutrition. A common use is to sprinkle some of the flakes on popcorn, soups, salads, pastas, or baked potatoes much like you might add salt or pepper. There are countless recipes using Nutritional Yeast, to add a creamy, cheesy texture that is often lacking in a vegan or vegetarian diet.