Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What is Nutritional Yeast?

"Nutritional Yeast" is different from baker's yeast. N.Y. is non-active (meaning it doesn't react to sugar, like normal yeast does). It has a cool flavor..kind of cheesy and a little nutty.

Nutritional Yeast contains 18 amino acids, making it a complete protein. It also has over 15 essential minerals. It is great for vegetarians because it is one of the only food sources that contains a good amount of vitamin B12. (It is also rich in other B-complex vitamins).

If you are diabetic, or borderline, nutritional yeast may be helpful. N.Y. contains chromium, a trace mineral known as the Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). It may also help those with low blood pressure.

I sprinkle it on my kids popcorn, have used it in THIS pasta and in this dish.

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