What is Nutritional Yeast


What is Nutritional Yeast: – Nutritional Yeast is inactive yeast used as a food supplement and also as a seasoning due to its slightly cheese-like taste. The greatest merit of Nutritional Yeast is that it offers a large amount of protein (7g per tablespoon), fiber, B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, folic acid, and very little fat and sodium. The nutritional yeast leaves the creamy dishes and, in the kitchen, is mainly used to thicken sauces, quiches, salted pies, and pates. It can also be used as a seasoning on salads, toast, popcorn, pancakes, and pasta, among other hot and cold dishes for nutritional enrichment.


Those who are new to vegan (vegan) vegans soon come across hundreds of recipes that include a strange, unappetizing name ingredient: ‘nutritional yeast’ or, in good English, nutritional yeast.

This product, inactive yeast, did not have a prominent role in the European food culture as well as active yeasts, such as yeast, used to grow bread and cakes, or brewer’s yeast, used in the fermentation of the beverage.

We can say that nutritional yeast is a new ingredient in the menu of Europe, and affirm that it is especially interesting for those who abolished (or want to abolish) animal foods from their dish.

After all, in addition to possessing high protein content and being rich in vitamins and minerals, it is fortified with all the B-complex vitamins, especially B12, of great importance for the human central nervous system.

What is yeast?

Scientific name Saccharomyces cerevisiae, yeasts are unicellular microorganisms of oval format, popularly known as ‘fungi’. Relatives of mushrooms, fungi are usually framed in the plant kingdom, although their cells can only be observed through a microscope. To get an idea, it takes 20 million cells to reach 1 gram.

But do not twist your nose! Fungi have been present in human food for many centuries because of its fermentative, nutritional, and even medicinal properties.

Did you know?

Several fungi strains gave rise to medicinal products essential for health. It was from a fungus Penicillium notatum, for example, that Alexander Fleming extracted penicillin, an antibiotic that since World War II has remained one of the most powerful weapons to fight infections.

There are records of almost 5,000 years indicating the use of active yeasts in the fermentation of wine, beer, and bread by the Egyptian people, as well as references to yeasts also in Greek mythology.

In the 17th century, Leeuwenhoek described and designed yeast cells that he observed in a fermented liquid, using a very simple microscope that he built.

In the 18th century, between 1773 and 1796, Johann Georg published the first 72 volumes of an encyclopedia on fungi and yeasts, signaling the importance of growing them in controlled environments for better results. After his death, other scholars gave continuity to the work, which reached 242 volumes and 170,000 pages in 1858.

In the 19th century, Fleischmann (which names the brand of yeast you still find in the supermarket) introduced the use of pure yeast cultures in the United States baking and baking industry, and never stopped again.

What are yeasts for?

Among the different types of commercially available Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts, we highlight:

Active yeasts (fermentative)

• For beverages: In the absence of oxygen gas, yeast converts sugar into ethyl alcohol, and may also contribute to the formation of constituents responsible for the taste of the beverage (beer, rum, whiskey).

• For baking: yeast releases carbon dioxide in the dough by growing bread and cakes.

Inactive Yeasts

• nutritional: when the crop is ready it is deactivated under high temperature, then harvested, washed, dried, fortified with specific nutritional properties (vitamins and minerals), and marketed for use in the preparation of culinary recipes.

Is Natural Vegan nutritional yeast the same as imported yeast?

Natural Vegan nutritional yeast is inspired by the best-known brands available abroad but is a product developed in Europe. The strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the same as grown outside and our product is also enriched with all B vitamins and minerals, as well as the brands marketed in other countries.

But there are differences in taste and nutritional quality between different brands and even from country to country. This may be due to differences in extraction (patented processes), fungus cultivation sources (sugar cane or beet molasses, or a mixture of both), among other possible reasons.

Nutritional quality can also vary tremendously. In the US, for example, the sale of fortified food products with 4x to 6x the recommended daily value of certain vitamins and minerals are allowed, well beyond the amount that is allowed by FDA USA. This means that a dose of nutritional yeast from an American brand can deliver 400% to 600% of the recommended daily value for certain vitamins and minerals, while the maximum allowed by health regulators in the USA is 100% DV for food products.

 And the taste, Natural Vegan nutritional yeast is yummy?

Our product has great taste, high quality, and all the nutritional benefits of imported products. We are proud to be a national pioneer in the commercialization of this category of product in the USA, offering yeast for use in cooking that, besides healthy, adds a special taste to the recipes.

While the palate is something very personal and experienced differently from individual to individual, Natural Vegan yeast has a unique flavor that enriches recipes for salty, hot, or cold dishes. Many customers identify a taste similar to parmesan cheese, especially when used in sauces and risottos, while for others this similarity is not perceived by the palate.

Overall, we have received a lot of praise for the taste of our yeast, and we appreciate the incentives that drive us to always improve.

And the nutritional quality of Vegan Way yeast is high?

Natural Vegan nutritional yeast was created specifically to meet the nutritional needs of vegans and vegetarians in search of food supplementation, especially vitamin B12.

With just one serving (15g), approximately 1 tablespoon Natural Vegan Nutritional Yeast, you get 100% of the recommended daily value¹ of all B-complex vitamins plus excellent amounts of protein, dietary fiber, zinc, selenium, and iron , according to the table below:

Nutritional information Amount Per Serving (15g) VD% *
Energetic value 32kcal = 136kJ 2%
Proteins 7g 9%
Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Food Fiber 5.3g 21%
Thiamine (B1) 1.2mg 100%
Riboflavin (B2) 1.3mg 100%
Niacin (B3) 16mg 100%
Pyridoxine (B6) 1.3mg 100%
Cyanocobalamin (B12) 2.4mcg 100%
Folic Acid (B9) 240mcg 100%
Calcium 15mg 1.5%
Zinc 2.1mg 25%
Selenium 10.2mcg 25%
Iron 1.9mg 14%
Sodium 30mg 1%

Also, Natural Vegan Nutritional Yeast does not contain significant amounts of fats, has no added sugars or salt, has low sodium, and contains no artificial colorants or preservatives.

¹ Daily reference values based on a 2000kcal or 8400kJ diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs.

What are the main health benefits?

Our product is a reliable source of vitamin B12, an essential nutrient for maintaining the central nervous system, producing blood cells, forming the DNA of cells, and preventing megaloblastic anemia.

A dose of Natural Vegan Nutritional Yeast provides 100% of the daily value * of B12 and all B-complex vitamins that together work to support and raise metabolism rate, improve immune and nervous system functions, maintain tonus muscular and healthy skin, promote cell growth and division, prevent anemia, help in combating the symptoms and causes of stress, depression, and cardiovascular disease.

And more:

It is a natural source of protein and the minerals Zinc and Selenium, which facilitate the body’s chemical responses.

It has dietary fiber, which contributes to the proper functioning of the intestine and increases the sensation of satiety, aiding in the slimming.

It is used as a seasoning to naturally enhance the original taste of various foods, improve texture, straighten, and reduce the use of salt in the preparation of various foods.

It can also be used to give a more ‘creamy’ consistency to soups, broths, condiments, and sauces.

To learn more about the benefits of each vitamin and mineral in Natural Vegan Nutritional Yeast, click here.

It is an excellent source of B vitamins

To develop yeast, B vitamins are added to it while nutritional yeast is underway. So nooch contains large amounts of vitamin B. These vitamins are required for the body to maintain a robust nervous system, regenerate red blood cells, and maintain a stable food metabolism. Since the vegan diet does not have B-complex vitamins, they usually miss out on these essential nutrients. But a nutritional yeast coffee spoon contains the value of a day of B-12. So, nutritional yeast is a very popular addition used in vegan recipes. However, bum and be sure to check the label that all non-NOOCH variants contain B12.

It is rich in fibers and proteins

One of the benefits of nutritional yeast is only 2 tablespoons can provide up to 3 grams of fiber. If you want to keep your digestive system functioning properly and maintain your intestinal health then you will need a good supply of fiber in your diet. Besides, fiber is also critical for regulating blood sugar levels and is responsible for providing our bodies with a stable source of energy throughout the day.

2 tablespoons nooch can also give you 9 grams of protein. Even a large egg or a cup of whole milk cannot provide that much protein for you. It is therefore an incredible source of energy for people who work in the morning.

It can promote global health

This yeast contains nine essential amino acids out of a total of 18 that are not produced by the body itself. It is for this reason known as the complete protein. Compounds that have been known to help prevent cancer provide better immunity and lead to a reduction in cholesterol levels such as glutathione, manna, beta-glucan, and trehalose are also found in nutritional yeast. Another advantage of nutritional yeast is that it provides large amounts of minerals such as zinc, iron, and selenium as well.

This yeast also contains folic acid, which is especially necessary for pregnant or trying to conceive. Also, folic acid may help prevent major birth defects such as spine Bifida as well.

It contains little or no n-N nutritional

Nutritional yeast is that it contains some fat and sodium facts. This is extremely beneficial to your health. It does not contain soy products and dairy products as well. Also, nutritional yeast is a lack of Candida albicans, which is a type of fungus that facilitates the breakdown of candidiasis, a type of fungal infection.

It’s gluten-free.

One of the best nutritional benefits of yeast is that it is gluten-free. This is good news not only for all vegetarians, but it is also a feast for patients with celiac disease. If you have problems digesting gluten and nutritional yeast is the product for you.

How to use Natural Vegan Nutritional Yeast? Individual portion: Add 1 tablespoonful’s (about 15g) to recipes for soups, pasta, sauces, toppings, pies, purees, casseroles, fillings, homemade bread, among other dishes.


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