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What is Nutritional Yeast?

What is it exactly?

Nutritional yeast is made from a single-celled organism called Saccharomyces Cerevisiae that’s grown on molasses, cane sugar or some other medium. Once it’s harvested, it’s washed and dried then deactivated with heat so the yeast stops growing. It does not have leavening abilities like baking yeast since it’s deactivated during processing. After it’s treated with heat, it’s crumbled or flaked and packaged for use.

 

1. The yeast strain is cultured in a tank where it ferments.
2. The yeast mixture is pasteurized to inactivate the yeast and then fortified by adding vitamins
3. The liquid yeast mixture is then dried using heat, resulting in a toasted aroma and flavor.
4. The dried yeast is then ground into small flakes

 

A unique type of yeast

Nutritional yeast a unique strain of yeast and is not the same as baking yeast, therefore, it cannot be used interchangeably with active yeast in recipes. Nutritional yeast will not work as a leavening agent as active yeasts do.

 

How to use it?

Use nutritional yeast the same way you would a grated cheese. Sprinkle it over anything from salads and roasted veggies to pasta and rice for a subtle, savory flavor boost. Toss a couple of tablespoonfuls with a little bit olive oil, salt, and freshly popped popcorn for a "cheesy" snack that rivals even the most addictive flavored chip or corn puff, minus the dairy or fluorescent-orange food coloring.

 

What does it taste like?

Nutritional yeast’s “cheese-like” flavor makes it a great low-sodium, cholesterol-free, delicious, healthy addition to recipes and foods. In addition to its great health benefits listed below, Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is a versatile culinary ingredient. It can be used as a condiment or in recipes.

 

How to use it?

Use nutritional yeast the same way you would a grated cheese. Sprinkle it over anything from salads and roasted veggies to pasta and rice for a subtle, savory flavor boost. Toss a couple of tablespoonfuls with a little bit olive oil, salt, and freshly popped popcorn for a "cheesy" snack that to rival even the most addictive flavored chip or corn puff, minus the dairy or fluorescent-orange food coloring.

What does it taste like?

Nutritional yeast’s It's “cheese-like” flavor makes it a great low-sodium, cholesterol-free, delicious, healthy addition to recipes and foods. In addition to its great health benefits listed below, Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is a versatile culinary ingredient for most recipes. It can be used as a condiment or in recipes.

"Better life" benefits:

  • A source of muscle-building protein.
  • Packed with B vitamins to support metabolism and improve overall skin, hair and nail health.
  • Provides an abundance of nutritional compounds known to boost immunity.

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