“What the HECK is nutritional yeast!?”
if onlyyyy i got a dollar every time i’m asked that question 😉
nutritional yeast is getting more and more popular (praise hands!), but a lot of people outside the food, fitness, wellness bubble have no idea what it is, what it does or how to use it in recipes.
nutritional yeast is an amazing superfood you need in your cabinet right now.
nutritional yeast is rich in thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate and often vitamin B12.
^^these are all B vitamins that work as a complex… essentially providing you with energy and helping you to maintain proper brain function. kindaaa important if you ask me! vitamin B12 also benefits your mood, memory, heart, skin, digestion and essential for beautiful, healthy hair 😉
basically, B vitamins are V important!!!
B vitamins are often depleted during stress, which everyone seems to face more than ever these days, and this makes the need for daily consumption of B vitamin-rich foods alllll the more important.
considering B12 is typically found in animal foods, nutritional yeast is a very important nutrient option for those following vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.
so, what does nutritional yeast taste like…?
it has a nutty, cheesy flavor and is often used to emulate cheese in vegan dishes. it helps thicken sauces/dressings and acts as an additional boost of nutrients.
nutritional yeast is very versatile — you can add it to dips, salads, soups, spreads, cereals, bowls, sandwiches, smoothies, popcorn, or whatever you’d like 🙂
i loveee sprinkling it on roasted red peppers or my favorite lentil pasta recipe 🙂
more health benefits of nutritional yeast
High in protein — it is also a complete protein, meaning that among the 18 amino acids it contains, nine are essential ones that your body cannot produce. one tablespoon has 3g of protein & just 20 calories.
High in thiamine, too — thiamine is used in combination with other B vitamins to help regulate important functions of the cardiovascular, endocrine and digestive systems. thiamine is used in nearly every cell in the body and is especially important for supporting energy levels and a healthy metabolism.
nutritional yeast is gluten-free, vegan, helps with anti-inflammatory ease, & a great source of folic acid.
You can see the full list of nutrition facts below:
looking for more ways to use nutritional yeast?
- mix it into breadcrumbs for baking
- top off your avo toast with it
- add it to hummus — love it in my roasted beet hummus
- & sprinkle on your eggs!
head to amazon now and get a full list of brands to choose from & have your favorite ordered to your door 🙂
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