Nutritional yeast is a dried inactive yeast. It consists of dry flakes that have a savory taste and are rich in B vitamins.
Vitamin B1 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism. Vitamins B2 and B3 contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system. They also contribute, together with B6, to reducing fatigue. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, normal nails and skin. Nutritional yeast flakes fit into a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
The flakes give a savory taste to dishes. They are also called the vegan cheese. The taste makes it somewhat like Parmesan cheese, which is of course also known for its perfectly balanced umami. It’s therefor a great vegan cheese substitute! Sprinkle over pasta, grilled vegetables and salads. Tasty in soups, sauces and pesto.
1 to 2 tablespoons per day.
Nutritional yeast flakes are a yeast. It is a single-celled organism, Saccharomyces Cerevisae, which no longer contains any life due to the drying process. No worries: no animals were harmed. It is a yeast, a fungus. And although it sounds like you could suffer from a yeast infection from eating it, you don’t have to worry because it’s an inactive fungus.
Heat as little as possible, because the vitamins are best preserved.
Nutritional value per 100g
Energy 1613 kJ / 384 kcal
Fats 4.2 g
– of which saturated fatty acids 0.6 g
Carbohydrates 40.2 g
– of which sugars 15.6 g
Fiber 21.7 g
Proteins 46.4 g
Salt 0.09 g
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine 3 mg = 273% DRI *
Vitamin B2 / Riboflavin 6 mg = 429% DRI *
Vitamin B3 / Niacin 37mg = 231% DRI *
Vitamin B6 3mg = 214% DRI *
Folic acid 1425µg = 713% DRI *
Zinc 55mg = 550% DRI *
* DRI = Daily Reference Intake