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23-Oct-2011

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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