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What Is Nutritional Yeast?
by David Proctor
January 10, 2019
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I personally prefer to get most of my protein by eating grass fed beef, but if you are not into eating meat, or maybe you would like an additional source of nutrition, you should consider nutritional yeast.
What is nutritional yeast and how is it different from regular yeast?
“Nutritional yeast is a highly nutritious vegan food product with various potential health benefits. It can be used to add extra protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to meals. Studies suggest that nutritional yeast may help protect against oxidative damage, lower cholesterol and boost immunity.” Nov 30, 2017 healthline.com
“Nutritional yeast and active dry yeast are not interchangeable ingredients. …Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that is used, especially by vegans, to thicken sauces and mimic the flavor of Parmesan cheese. Active, dry yeast is an activated yeast usually included in breads to make them rise.” Nutritional Yeast vs. Active Dry | Livestrong.com
Active yeast, known as brewer’s yeast, is used to make bread rise and is used in beer and other foods.
“Nutritional yeast is a species of yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” This yeast has been heated and dried so it is no longer active.
What makes nutritional yeast good for you, is that it is a good source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, selenium and molybdenum.
Be sure to get non-fortified version so you do not get synthetic vitamins. About a
teaspoon to a tablespoon a day will add a great amount of nutrition to your diet.
Some suggested ways to consume nutritional yeast, besides just plain eating it is to place on eggs, popcorn, instead of using butter or salt, in risotto, and soups.
Nutritional yeast is sometimes considered to be a superfood because of all the high-protein, low-fat, nutrient-dense food that is packed with vitamins and minerals.
If you are looking for a nutrient dense addition to your diet, then you might want to consider nutritional yeast.
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