Nutritional Yeast Powder
By Eric Roberts
As a Graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition® (IIN) and a member of the Integrative Nutrition®Ambassador Network, Eric helps people create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. Eric is passionate about superfoods that provide abundant nutrition that helps ensure sustainable heath.
Nutritional yeast –sometimes called nooch is a deactivated yeast.
It is sold in the form of flakes or a yellow powder. You will most likely find it in health food stores. Its very popular with vegans and may be used as an ingredient in recipes.
A significant source of b vitamins, fortified versions have even higher levels of vitamins especially vitamin b-12. Nutritional yeast is a major source for folate, niacin, and selenium.
Nutritional yeast has a cheesy nutty type of flavor, and it is a great substitute for cheese in recipes. Other names for nutritional yeast include
· Hippie dust
· Savory yeast flakes
A serving of nutritional yeast yields a complete protein, providing all 9 amino acids. Yeast cannot provide vitamin b-12 and to do so it must be fortified with vitamin b-12.
Recipe sources include
· RED STAR®
· The ultimate uncheese cookbook
· Conveniently vegan
Benefits of nutritional yeast
· A super food
· A source of amino acids
· A source of protein
· Naturally low in fat
· Naturally gluten free
Beneficial effects of yeasts
· Proven probiotic effects
· Prevention and treatment of diarrhea
· Beneficial in treatment of IBD
· Stimulation of immunity
· Potential of decreasing ADD in children and adults has been proven
RED STAR®nutritional yeast
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Wikipedia Nutritional yeast
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