Commonly, nutritional yeast has been referred to as brewers yeast. Although it is considered a yeast, it is a deactivated yeast and cannot be used for baking.
Nutritional yeast is a superior source of protein and includes all of the essential amino acids. 50% of it is protein and it is one of the best sources of B-complex vitamins, including B12. Nutritional yeast has been a very popular food item among vegans due to its cheesy, buttery and creamy flavor, but because cooking can destroy most of the nutrients in anything, if your trying to get the full effect and benefit of nutritional yeast as a supplement it is better to eat it raw sprinkled on top of things. It is good on top of salads, pasta, pizza, soups, popcorn and even veggies.
- Nucleic Acids
- Riboflavin (B2)
- Pyridoxine (B6)
- Niacin (B3)
- Thiamine (B1)
- Pantothenic Acid
- Folic Acid
Benefits of Nutritional Yeast?
- Preserves the Immune function
- Improves digestion
- Provides protein
- Promotes healthy hair, skin and nails
- Holds antiviral and antibacterial properties
- Aids in healthy pregnancies (Folic Acid)
- Maintains good metabolic rate
- Helps manage stress levels (Due to B Vitamin Content)
- Can help prevent Pancreatic Cancer
Where to find it?
We love using Nutritional yeast on almost everything, better yet our 2 year old son loves it as well. Especially on pasta. Its an easy addition to food and you can find it on amazon or in most health food stores. This Brand of Nutritional yeast that we found on amazon is a great brand. It is MSG free, Dairy Free, Egg free and GMO-Free and tastes amazing.