Nutritional Yeast – An easy way to add more nutrition to your diet

Nutritional yeast (not to be confused with brewer’s yeast or baker’s yeast) is a tasty cheese-like powder that can be used to add a delicious and nutritious twist to any diet. As the name implies this powdered supplement is packed full of nutrition with a 2 tablespoon serving boasting 8 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, as well as the following vitamin content:

 

Vitamins% DV
Thiamin9.6 mg640%
Riboflavin9.7 mg570%
Niacin56.0 mg280%
Vitamin B69.6 mg480%
Folate240 mcg60%
Vitamin B127.8 mcg130%
Pantothenic Acid1.0 mg10%

Referenced from: https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/custom/1323565/2

Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast meaning there are no living bacteria or cultures. Processing is minimal as the yeast is harvested from a substrate of molasses and is later washed and heated for the final product. Known for its cheesy, nutty, and flavorful profile nutritional yeast is the perfect substitute for those wanting to lower their consumption of dairy products without losing too much flavor.

How to use nutritional yeast:

  • Sprinkle it on top of popcorn
  • Add it to roasted or steamed vegetables
  • Mix it with rice for a creamy texture and flavor boost
  • Add it to your favorite risotto dish
  • Stir it into soups or stews
  • Toss it into a salad in place of cheese
  • Use it to create a vegetarian mac and cheese

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