Q. What is nutritional yeast and why is it so great?
Nutritional yeast (also known as savoury yeast flakes) is made from the single celled member of the fungi family, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is grown on molasses and then harvested, washed and heated to ‘deactivate’ it.
Because it inactive it doesn’t throth or grow like brewers yeast or bakers yeast so has no brewing or leavening ability. It is packed full of vitamins and minerals and is often fortified with B12 which is important for keeping the bodies blood cells and nerve cells healthy and helps make DNA.
It’s flavour is described as cheesy, nutty, savory and umami and is great in adding a rich flavour base to soups and stews.
💖🌱 Sarah x