Feast on Yeast

Sprinkle on Some Nutrition

Yeast is not just for bread! Nutritional yeast (deactivated yeast) is called the “vegetarian’s protein.” Nutritional yeast contains 18 amino acids, making it a complete protein. The B-complex vitamins in nutritional yeast help manage stress levels and maintain a healthy metabolic rate. The minerals in nutritional yeast support your body in controlling diabetes, hypoglycemia, low blood pressure and fluctuating blood sugar, so it’s a bit of a wonder food.

Nutritional yeast is available in flakes or powder form in the bulk section of your local health food store or online. It’s a great addition to your morning smoothie or as a flavoring for scrambled tofu. Many vegan recipes substitute nutritional yeast for dairy cheese…give it a try! With its nutty flavor, add a spoonful to your salads, steamed vegetables, gravies or sprinkle liberally on freshly-popped popcorn. Versatile, convenient and loaded with nutritional value—what’s not to love?

Recommended: KAL - Yeast Flakes, 22 oz flakes and The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook: Delicious Dairy-Free Cheeses and Classic "Uncheese" Dishes  by Jo Stepaniak

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