Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nutritional Yeast:  A Must-Have For
Your Healthy Kitchen!
Nutritional Yeast is a must-have for any vegetarian or health-conscious kitchen.  An almost cheesy flavor (yet dairy-free), these gluten-free flakes make it very easy to obtain crucial vitamins, minerals, and protein in a very small serving size. It is also an ideal condiment for your children's food.

Nutritional Content
For just 1.5 tablespoons*, you get a nutritional punch in the form of:
Protein:  8g
Potassium:  320 mg
Dietary Fiber:  4g
Iron:  4%
Thiamin:  670%
Niacin:  290%
Folate:  250%
Zinc:  20%
Riboflavin:  590%
Vitamin B6:  480%
Vitamin B12:  130%
*Red Star brand

How is it Made?
Red Star Nutritional Yeast is made from pure strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown on mixtures of cane and beet molasses. After the fermentation process is completed,"Cream yeast" is heated by means of a heat exchanger and held at pasteurization temperatures for a period long enough to inactivate the yeast, vitamins are added, and the yeast is then drum dried. The drying process assures that all the cells are inactivated in order for the full nutritional benefits to be available.

How Do I Use It?

Using Nutritional Yeast is easy.  Simply sprinkle on foods such as popcorn, soups, veggies, pizza, rice, quinoa, pasta, and lentils.  Nutritional Yeast can even substitute for Parmesan in pesto recipes!

Where Can I Find It?

You can find Red Star Nutritional Yeast at your local health food store, or online.  Buying bulk is often more cost-effective, and you can find it here.


mel4895 said...

My family is lactose intolerant. I use it to make my nondairy products all of the time. I buy in bulk.