Brewer's yeast is used as a fermentation agent in making beer.
I love nutritional yeast. It tastes good and it's good for you. If you are dieting, are a vegan or vegetarian, or you have a restricted diet due to allergies or health issue this is something you should consider adding to your diet.
This yeast has a great tasting cheesy taste that can be used in numerous foods (such as smoothies, flakes sprinkled on popcorn, add to oatmeal or cereals, add to salads as a topping, add to bone broth for a richer flavor, and to just about anything you want to
add it to).
This yeast is grown on a food source, many brands us molasses. Then it is harvested, heated, dried, and crumbled into flakes that can sprinkled on almost anything.
It must be protected from the light in order to retain it's high B vitamin content. When you purchase it, you can leave it in the package you purchased it in or if you want to put it into a storage container (such as when you purchase it in bulk), use a dark glass or ceramic container with a tight lid to keep moisture out. If you store it properly (dry and protected from light), it will keep for up to two years.
Here's the breakdown of all the wonderful nutrients in ONE Tablespoon of Nutritional Yeast:
B1 (Thiamine) 180% of Recommended Daily Value (RDA)
B2 (Riboflavin) 160% of RDA
B3 (Niacin) 70% of RDA
B6 (Pyridoxine) 140% of RDA
Folic Acid 40% of RDA
B12 40% of RDA
3 grams of Protein
1 gram of Fiber
B vitamins are essential to our immune and nervous systems. B vitamins assist our bodies in converting food into energy that we depend on every day. If you are a vegan or vegetarian there is no food source of B12.
Adding nutritional yeast to your vegan/vegetarian diet is the easiest way to get this much needed vitamin.
I will say it again.....I LOVE NUTRITIONAL YEAST!
I add it to my bone broth every day and it makes the broth richer in texture and taste. I have put it on popcorn and it is really good. Usually, if I make a salad at home, I will sprinkle a tablespoon over my salad... yummy. I have tried it on lots of dishes and foods, I haven't found anything that it doesn't enhance and taste good.
However, just because I love it, doesn't mean you will. I will say that no one that I have recommended this great additive to has come back and said they didn't like it. You may be the first! (LOL)
Please do not try to use brewer's yeast or active dry yeast in place of nutritional yeast...they are not the same and the taste alone will turn you off.
Some vegetable bouillon cubes and powders contain nutritional yeast, but I prefer the pure nutritional yeast flakes and then I put it on at least one food every day, usually in my bone broth. Adding it to hot bone broth is probably my favorite. Bone broth is full of collagen and who doesn't need more of that at our age? By adding nutritional yeast to the broth makes it an extremely nutritious beverage.
Give nutritional yeast a try and when you do, think of all the wonderful things you are doing for your body by adding it to good foods and drinks.
Have you ever eaten nutritional yeast? If so, what did you put it on? What is your experience with the taste and versatility of this additive? If you have never tried it, will you consider it now? Please comment and share your opinion with the