Why Nutritional Yeast Is So Great

BY FOODACIOUSLY

What is Nutritional Yeast?

Savoury and "cheesy", nutritional yeast consists of flakes of inactivated yeast. Let's discover its many health benefits and how to use it in recipes!

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Complete Vegan Proteins

Nutritional yeast contains all nine essential amino acids we need to get from food and it's 100% plant-based — great for vegans!

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Recipe Idea #1

A few spoonfuls of nutritional yeast add high-quality protein to plant-based meals. Try it in this yummy veggie burger with mung beans and beets!

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2

Source of Vitamin B12

Just one tablespoon of nutritional yeast can cover your daily needs of vitamin B12, helping fight fatigue and boosting your mood.

Recipe Idea #2

Sprinkle nutritional yeast on pasta, soups, and casseroles, or use it to make dairy-free basil pesto without parmesan. Find the recipe below!

3

Lowers Cholesterol

Nutritional yeast is rich in beta-glucans, soluble fibres which are known to lower cholesterol and keep your heart healthy.

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Recipe Idea #3

Nutritional yeast has a "cheesy" taste and it's low in fats, making a healthy cheese alternative in savoury sauces. Try it in this cauliflower crumble!

4

Regulate Blood Sugars

Nutritional yeast is a low-glycemic food, meaning it won't spike your blood sugars. Plus, it contains chromium, a mineral that keeps blood sugars in check.

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Recipe Idea #4

Use nutritional yeast as a base for this homemade bouillon powder, salt-free and vegan—perfect for adding flavour and nutrients to all your recipes.

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