It’s “cheese-like” flavor makes it a great low-sodium, cholesterol-free, delicious, healthy addition to recipes and foods. Nutritional Yeast provides a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and protein that almost anyone, from Paleo to vegans, can enjoy. It is grown on molasses or a similar habitat, sourced from whey, blackstrap molasses or wood pulp. Nutritional yeast is heated to such a high temperature that it is no longer alive and active.
Nutritional Profile- Nutritional yeast is a complete protein, meaning that among the 18 amino acids it contains, nine are essential ones that your body cannot produce. Nutritional yeast also provides the compounds beta-1,3 glucan, trehalose, mannan, and glutathione, which are associated with enhanced immunity, reduced cholesterol levels, and cancer prevention. Up to 55 percent of nutritional yeast extract is composed of protein or amino acids, which are needed by your body to build muscle, connective tissue, and enzymes. Nutritional Yeast is also a decent source of minerals such as zinc, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, vanadium, molybdenum and lithium.
Health benefits- B vitamins are involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into usable energy, but some are also important for digestion, immunity and red blood cell production within the bone marrow. Beside this, B vitamins are also needed to maintain healthy skin, nails and hair. On the other hand, B-12 and folic acid are required for healthy brain chemistry and higher brain functions, such as cognition and short-term memory. Nutritional yeast is being rich in minerals and one of them is Chromium. It has many health benefits such as providing your body with an added ability to help lower insulin levels and combat diabetes.
Usage- Add to soups, spreads, cereals, smoothies, sprinkle over popcorn, create cheesy dips or toss into pasta.