Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is a health-conscious foodie's dream come true. This inactive yeast has a nutty, cheesy flavour and makes an excellent condiment. Used in a variety of ways, but most popular as an ingredient to make a vegan 'cheese.' Make a sauce or a dressing, thicken sauce or just sprinkle on top of your favourite dish. 

Its rich in B-vitamins, is antiviral, antibacterial and boosts the immune system. With all that this seasoning has to offer, why not give it a try?

 

Product of Estonia

Ingredients: Inactive yeast 100%

 

HEALTH BENEFITS:

Nutritional yeast is one healthy seasoning. Packed with vitamins and nutrients, its responsible for a lot of good stuff for the body including:

  • Improved immune system thanks to some fancy compounds: beta-1,3 glucan, trehalose, mannan and glutathione
  • Has antiviral and antibacterial properties, which may help treat candida symptoms (since this yeast is non-active)
  • Promotes healthy skin, hair & nails with all those B vitamins
  • Great for pregnant women with all its folate on board

 

USE IT!

Once you start, you can't stop. Nutritional yeast is extremely delicious and pumps up most of your favourite savoury dishes. Its a sneaky way to include some extra nutrients in the fussy eaters diet. 

Bored with your veggies? Coat in oil + nutritional yeast then cook them off for a tasty twist. 

Blitz up with cashews for a dairy-free 'cheese.'

Make a seriously delicious nacho 'cheese' sauce.

Our favourite recipe is below!

 

 

NUTRITION:

I'm sure you're starting to figure out the super powers of this seasoning. But in case you needed more proof, here is more. It is rich in:

  • Vitamin B-1, vitamin B-2 & vitamin B-3 
  • Vitamin B-6 & vitamin B-12
  • Folate & zinc

1/4 cup contains: 60 calories, 5g of carbohydrates, 4g of fibre, 9g of protein & 0.5g of fat.

 

 

RECIPE:

Easy Vegan Cheese Sauce

Source: Elavegan.com

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coconut milk canned (180g)
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • Pinch of smoked paprika (optional)

 

Instructions:

1. Put all ingredients into saucepan, stir continuously and bring to a boil.

2. Simmer on low-medium heat until the sauce is stretchy (about one minute).

3. Enjoy!

 


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