Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Nutritional yeast - what it is and how you use it

by Naomi (follow)
For my recipes recipeyum.com.au/cookbook/108127/ and healthy options and tips on healthyhints.com.au/profile/108127/
Healthy Recipes (294)      Nutritional (1)     
Nutritional yeast is a tasty, low-sodium seasoning substitute with a salty and slightly cheesy taste. It is a nutrient-rich vegan and dairy free alternative to cheese.

But what is it and how do you use it?

What is nutritional yeast?
Nutritional yeast is the deactivated form of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the same species of yeast as baker’s and brewer’s yeast. It is grown on sugar medium, dried and deactivated before use. The deactivated form can no longer ferment.

The yeast comes in the form of flakes, granules or powders and is available in health food stores and supermarkets.



Nutritional yeast


What are the health benefits of nutritional yeast?
Nutritional yeast is low in sodium, saturated fat and is dairy, corn, wheat and soy free. It is a good alternative for people with intolerances.

It is high in vitamin B including thiamine, folate, B6 and niacin. It also contains magnesium, copper and manganese.

Nutritional yeast is a good source of dietary fibre. It has a high protein content and contains 4 - 5g of protein per tablespoon, contributing to your daily protein requirement.

Nutritional yeast improves energy levels due to its high vitamin B levels and the beta-glucan fibre has been found to have immune boosting effects.

Research has found that the immune system of athletes who ate beta-glucan fibre derived from nutritional yeast for 10 days before strenuous exercise recovered faster from the stress of exercise.

How do you use nutritional yeast?
You can use nutritional yeast in the same was as a seasoning. Try sprinkling it on salads, potatoes, steamed vegetables, pastas or soups.



Nutritional yeast
Sprinkle on popcorn for a nachos tasting snack


It can be mixed with rice, quinoa and pasta dishes. It can be used to make cheesy sauces and is a great substitute for Vegan mac and cheese!



Vegan mac and cheese
Vegan mac and cheese


Nutritional yeast is a great addition whether you need a vegan or dairy free alternative to cheese or just want a health hit.

If you use it, how do you use it? Submit your recipes here by hitting Share article.

Related
Amazing clean vegan mac and cheese

Categories
#Healthy recipes
#Nutritional
I like this Article - 8
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Naomi
I am not a green thumb; if anything can survive my “love” %%(or possibly over zealous gardening!)%% ...
6 likes
Berries add an antioxidant, vitamin and mineral hit to smoothies
8 likes
This quick, delicious stir fry is full of flavour and a hit with the family
8 likes
Did you know that strawberries have more **vitamin C** and **less calories** by weight than oranges?...
9 likes
This zesty scrub is chemical free and gives you smooth feeling skin
7 likes
These quick muffins have juicy mulberries and tasty coconut that make them a moist and fluffy treat...
4 likes
view all articles by Naomi
Articles by Naomi on Other Hubs
ID: 75165
[ Submit a Comment ]
I haven't used it on pop corn hot from the popper yet but that is the first thing I thought when reading this article. Luckily I have both nutritional yeast and popping corn right now!
Good luck!! Let us know if you like it
by Naomi
Trending Articles
I love hard boiled eggs but become frustrated when I peel them and the whites come off with the shel...
7 likes
Roast the pumpkin and give new life to this family favourite! Roasting caramelises the pumpkin and ...
6 likes
This easy to make, healthy casserole is a family favourite with tender beef and vegetables
5 likes
There are many products on the market you can buy to boost your energy
5 likes
It can be hard to start a new fitness regime and many people are put off because they think getting ...
by Jay
3 likes
There are varying opinions on whether a daytime nap is good for you or not
10 likes
According to modern day science, zero calorie food means that the amount of energy spent in digestin...
by BK
26 likes
When using this scrub in the shower, my skin feels smooth and hydrated
4 likes
This natural haircare recipe is quick and easy to make, inexpensive, alcohol-free and gives my curls...
12 likes
Though dental enamel is one of the hardest substance in our bodies, it is also** fragile and can be ...
7 likes
Categories
Nutrition (266)
Vegan (122)
How To (64)
Lists (61)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version