Nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast used as a food, it’s light/golden yellow in colour and most popularly found in flakes. Basically, yeast is cultured and grown typically on a glucose medium like molasses or sugar cane. When the yeast has grown, it’s killed with heat, processed, and dried — this process leaves an inactive nutrient rich yeast.
Nutritional Yeast is a “superfood” because it contains heaps of B vitamins, protein, and fibre in a very small volume. Nutritional yeast has a strong flavour and the taste is similar to a rich sharp cheddar cheese, hence why it’s so popular in vegetarian and vegan lifestyles — it makes the perfect cheesy substitute sans dairy.
How to Use:
Use nutritional yeast sprinkled on my salads, Nourish Bowls, mixed with quinoa, rice, potatoes, popcorn, roasted veggies, and in recipes such as Classic Cashew Cheese, secret sauce with Veggie Sushi Rolls, and Cauliflower Pizza Crust.