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Nutritional Yeast ….What is That?

One of the first things that had me saying “what is that?” is nutritional yeast. I had seen some recipes and heard it mentioned in a few circles.  Yeast? Really?  As it turns out, nutritional yeast seems to be a staple in a vegan diet as both a great source of vitamin B-12 and a flavoring for many foods.

Nährhefeflocken der Marke "Naturata"...

Nährhefeflocken der Marke “Naturata” (Melasse Würz-Hefeflocken) / nutritional yeast. Siehe auch/see also: Image:Hefeflocken_Naturata_(Verpackung).jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to Wikipedia, “Nutritional yeast is produced by culturing the yeast with a mixture of sugarcane and beet molasses for a period of 7 days and then harvesting, washing, drying and packaging it.”  It is a yellow/orange color and sold in either flakes of varying sizes or as a powder.  I had no problem finding in my local health food store.  (They sell it in bulk and a little less spendy that packaged brands.)

It has a nutty cheesy flavor that makes it a great addition to many recipes. Most commonly, it is used to replace Parmesan cheese.  Popular uses are as a topping to popcorn, garlic bread, pasta or potatoes and veggies.

Next time you are browsing the health food section, if you see it, pick some up and give it a try. I really like it and have been using it in more and more meals.

 

Find it at Amazon:

 

Bob’s Red Mill Large Flake Nutritional Food Yeast — 8 oz

 

 

 

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Busy Vegetarian Mom (403 Posts)

Just one Busy Vegetarian Mom working on transitioning to a Vegetarian lifestyle for myself and my family. I am recording what I learn here along the way. You can also find me writing at Daily Dish Magazine and Inner Child Food.


2 Comments

  1. We would lve recipes using nutritional yeast. Thanks for all your hard work

  2. Hi, thanks for sharing this great information. Have a nice day.
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