Nutritional yeast is basically the holy grail for anyone who is lactose intolerant, vegan/vegetarian or gluten-free. Healthy hair, nails and glowing skin require protein and B-12 to be strong and look their best. It can be hard to get enough of these nutrients if you have dietary restrictions.
Nutritional yeast is naturally free of dairy, soy, gluten, sugar, and contains no animal by-products and is positively rich with protein and vitamin B-12.
What is Nutritional yeast?
It’s made from a single celled organism of fungi called Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. In a controlled environment it is cultured and grown on molasses and then deactivated, harvested, washed and dried.
Benefits Of Nutritional yeast:
For anyone who strongly believes that you can only get adequate protein from meat sources, nutritional yeast tells you otherwise.
2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast offers the same amount of protein as a cup of milk or one ounce of beef!
It contains all 18 amino acids, including the 9 essential ones that your body cannot make on its own and is also chock full of minerals such as iron, zinc, and selenium.
Since nutritional yeast does not need to be refrigerated, just stored in a cool dry place, it’s something you can take with you on the go too.
Nutritional yeast has a light flavor that’s a bit “cheesy”, making it a great topping for many dishes. You can sprinkle it on top of cooked vegetables or pasta, in a salad, top it on your home made popcorn or add it to a salty spread on your bread.