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Nutritional Yeast B Complex 1 lb Flakes
Nutritional yeast, similar to brewer's yeast, is a deactivated yeast, usually Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is popular with vegans, who use it as an ingredient in recipes or simply as a condiment. It is produced by culturing the yeast with a mixture of sugarcane and beet molasses, then harvesting, washing, drying and packaging the yeast. It is commercially available in the form of flakes, or as a yellow powder similar in texture to cornmeal, and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores.

Nutritional Yeast Flakes

It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium. Some brands of nutritional yeast, though not all, are fortified with vitamin B12. The vitamin B12 is produced separately from bacteria and then added to the yeast.

Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. It is often used by vegans in place of parmesan cheese. Another popular use is as a topping for popcorn. It can also be used in mashed and fried potatoes, as well as putting it into scrambled eggs. Some movie theaters offer it along with salt or cayenne pepper as a popcorn condiment.

In Australia it is sometimes sold as "savoury yeast flakes." In Canada it has been known to be called "good tasting yeast". In New Zealand, it has long been known as Brufax. Though "nutritional yeast" usually refers to commercial products, inadequately fed prisoners of war have used "home-grown" yeast to prevent vitamin deficiency. Nutritional yeast is different from yeast extract, which has a very strong flavour and comes in the form of a dark brown paste. Other strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae are commonly used for making beer, wine, and bread.

This is Red Star (Reg.) Vegetarian Support Formula T6635+ Nutritional Food Yeast Flakes by Lesaffre Yeast Corporation. Inactive Dried Yeast, Niacin(B3), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride(B6), Riboflavin(B2), Thiamine Hydrochloride(B1), Folic Acid(B9) and Cyanocobalamin(B12). All natural low heat dried nutritional yeast flakes are over 50% protein and are fortified with vitamins. They contain no additives of any kind other than the vitamins.

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1/4 cup (16g) Servings per Container About 142 Amount per Serving Calories45 Calories from Fat 0 % Daily Value* Total Fat 0 g 0% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 5 mg 2% Total Carb 5 g 2% Dietary Fiber 0 g 0% Sugars 0 g Protein 8 g 16% Vitamin A 0% l Vitamin C 0% Calcium 2% l Iron 4% *Percent Daily Values are based upon a 2,000 calorie diet.

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