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Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning-- FAQ   
Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast FAQ's

This page is here to help enlighten you, our friends and customers, about the most common areas of interest concerning Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast. By presenting you with a cross section of frequently asked questions we hope to provide you with simple concise answers to your queries.

1 -- What is Nutritional Yeast?
2 -- What is the Difference Between Brewer’s Yeast or Torula Yeast?
3 -- Is the yeast in Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning an “alive” or active yeast like in baking yeast?
4 -- Nutritional Benefits of Using Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning
5 -- How Can Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning Be Used In Food?
6 -- How Should Bragg Nutritional Yeast Be Stored and Used to Retain It’s Nutritional Value?
7 -- KEY POINTS
8 -- MORE COMMON QUESTIONS / COMMENTS

1 -- What is Nutritional Yeast?

Yeasts are members of the fungi family, as are mushrooms.  They can play a role in creating many of the foods we enjoy.  Primary grown yeast is cultivated specifically for its nutritional value. The result is yeast with high quality protein, vitamins and minerals. As a result, many consider edible yeast and fungi to be as natural as fruits and vegetables.

Bragg derives its primary grown nutritional yeast from pure strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown on mixtures of beet and cane molasses in combination of nutrients.  When the fermentation process is complete, the yeast is harvested, thoroughly washed and cleaned, and dried on roller drum dryers.  This special and unique drying process is the secret to the wonderful flavor of Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast.  It has become a favorite ingredient in healthful and vegetarian cooking and recipes.

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2 -- What is the Difference Between Brewer’s Yeast or Torula Yeast?

Brewer’s yeast is a byproduct of the brewing industry, and Torula yeast is typically grown on waste products, such as those from the wood pulp industry.  Although these yeasts may have some nutritional attributes as Nutritional Yeast, they can be very bitter.  On the other hand, Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning has a wonderful toasted, nutty-cheesy flavor.  Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast is specifically grown to provide high levels of important nutrients.

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3 -- Is the yeast in Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning an “alive” or active yeast like in baking yeast?

No.  Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast is an inactive yeast.  Inactive yeast has no fermenting power as do the live yeasts used in bread making and brewing. The drying process totally inactivates the yeast’s leavening ability.  Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is guaranteed to not contain Candida albicans yeast.  Many individuals who have trouble digesting yeasted or fermented foods find they have no difficulty us Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast.

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4 -- Nutritional Benefits of Using Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning

Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is an excellent food for any one desiring to enhance the nutritional value of their foods and recipes.  It is a good source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals.  Furthermore, it is naturally fat-free and sodium-free.

Vitamin B-12 is essential for a healthy nervous system, proper food metabolism, and the construction and regeneration of red blood cells. The vegetarian source of the Vitamin B-12 in Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is from natural fermentation, not from a synthetic process or an animal source. It is a quality and reliable source of Vitamin B-12 for Vegans and Vegetarians, who sometimes do not get enough Vitamin B-12 in their diet because Vitamin B-12 is not found naturally in plant foods, only in animal foods.  Just one Tablespoon provides 40% of the Daily Value (DV) for Vitamin B-12.  In addition to being a good source of vitamin B-12, Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is rich in the B-Complex vitamins Thiamin (B1) (180% DV per serving), Riboflavin (B2) (160% DV per serving), Niacin (B3) (70% DV per serving), Pyridoxine (B6) (140% DV per serving), Folic Acid (40% DV per serving) and Pantothenic Acid (30% DV per serving). As a rich source of Folic Acid, it is an ideal food for pregnant women to include in their diet. It is also a source for of zinc and selenium. 

In addition to protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, it contains additional functional and beneficial components such as beta-1,3 glucan, trehalose, mannan and glutathione.  Studies have shown that these components have health benefits such as, improved immune response, reduction of cholesterol, and anti-cancer properties.

Complex carbohydrates (beta-1,3 glucan and mannan) found in Bragg Nutritional Yeast include dietary fibers that have been shown to have a positive relationship to decreased serum cholesterol. Beta-1,3 glucan stimulates the body’s immune system.  Glutathione, an antioxidant, plays an important role in cellular defense mechanisms.  Bragg Nutritional Yeast contains approximately 2.5 mg. of glutathione per gram of yeast (or 12.5 mg. per Tablespoon serving). 

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5 -- How Can Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning Be Used In Food?

Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is easy to incorporate into a healthy diet every day.  Because of its delicious flavor it is easy to add to a variety of foods.  For a great-tasting nutritious snack, sprinkle it liberally over hot popcorn.   Use it as a seasoning for salads, vegetables, potatoes, rice, sauces, gravies, soups, casseroles, sandwiches, and spreads.  Sprinkle it over spaghetti and other pasta, pizza, or other dishes as a healthful replacement for grated cheese.  Consumers who like to get the added B-Vitamins and other nutrients in their diet often add one or two teaspoons to their juice or in smoothies for an added nutritional boost.

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6 -- How Should Bragg Nutritional Yeast Be Stored and Used to Retain It’s Nutritional Value?

Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning has a shelf life for 24 months when stored in airtight container, away from direct sunlight in a cool dry area.  Once opened and stored in a cool, dry place, the physical and nutritional value remains unchanged for about one year.  However, high heat, acidic solutions, and exposure to light can diminish some of the more sensitive nutrients.  Most methods of cooking have a minimal effect on the niacin, and vitamin
B-12 content.

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7 -- KEY POINTS

  • Nutritious – Rich in B-Complex Vitamins
  • Great-Taste
  • Vegan/Vegetarian
  • Naturally Low in Fat and Sodium
  • Sugar-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • No Artificial Colors of Flavors
  • Kosher Certified
  • Non-GMO

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8 -- MORE COMMON QUESTIONS / COMMENTS

I am allergic to Yeast so I cannot use it.

If you have been diagnosed as allergic to yeast you cannot eat this product.  To be properly diagnosed with a food allergy to yeast, it is recommended being tested and examined by a medical doctor who is a Board Certified Allergist.

I am on a Candida Diet and told I should not eat anything with yeast in it.  So I cannot use this product.

Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning contains only Inactive Dry Yeast.  It is inactive meaning that it is not alive and cannot grow in the body.  Furthermore, there is no Candida albicans yeast in this product.

Is it Vegetarian and/or Vegan?

Yes, in fact it is a completely Vegetarian and Vegan product.  This type of nutritional yeast was originally formulated to meet the nutritional yeast of Vegans as a reliable source of good quality Vitamin B-12.

Can people with High Blood Pressure or sensitive to salt/sodium use this product?  Is it high in sodium?

This is an excellent product for people who need to control their sodium intake.  There is zero sodium per Tablespoon serving of Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning.  It adds wonderful flavor to foods without salt or sodium.

Does it contain sugar?

There is no sugar in this product.

Does it contain Gluten?

It is a completely Gluten-Free food product

Are there any artificial colors or additives?

No.

Does it contain any dairy products?

No.

Is it Kosher Certified?

This product is Kosher Certified except for Passover.

Is it Organic Certified?

It is not Organic Certified as it not an agricultural product.  However, it is approved by the USDA as an ingredient that can be used in Organic Certified food products.

Is it Non-GMO?

Yes.  It does not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO)

Can cats or dogs eat it?

Yes.  Just sprinkle Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning on your cat’s or dog’s food – they’ll love the taste!  It will also give them added nutrition to their foods.

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