Also Known As: Nutritional Yeast B12, Fortified Nutritional Yeast or Vegan Nutritional Yeast
Origin: United States
Ingredients: Dried yeast, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin hydrochloride, folic acid and B12 (B12 produced by natural fermentation - not synthetic or animal source)
Taste and Aroma: Cheesy, nutty, earthy, distinctive and creamy.
Uses: Nutritional Yeast is a vegan's dream! It is the perfect substitution for cheese. Goes great on: Garlic bread, pasta, popcorn, soup, potatoes, gravy, cereal, salad, sauces, spaghetti, vegetables, smoothies, tofu, rice. Last but not least, Vegan Macaroni and Cheese!
Substitutes: There are very few substitutes for the unique flavor and nutritional combination Nutritional Yeast offers.
Fun Fact: 1.5 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast gives you 130% of your daily recommended dosage of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential to a healthy diet as it:
- 1. Provides energy.
- 2. Regulates the nervous system, which is essential in reducing stress and depression.
- 3. Aids in digestion.
- 4. Helps protects against cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
- 5. Contributes to healthy skin, nails and hair.
Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, often a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is sold commercially as a food product. ... Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. Nutritional yeast is a versatile food that works with nearly any type of diet or eating style. It is naturally low in sodium and calories, as well as fat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.