NUTRITIONAL YEAST 1 lb
- Minimum Purchase:
- 1 unit
Use as a nutritional supplement, rich in B vitamins. Sprinkle on foods or popcorn for a cheesy flavor.
NOT for yeast bread baking.
Nutritional Yeast contains a high concentration of the B-complex vitamins
Spicy Sprouted Corn Tortilla Chips
1 12-count bag sprouted corn tortillas
2/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp organic garlic powder
1 tsp Real Salt organic onion salt
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/3 cup melted Golden Barrel coconut oil
1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Cut each tortilla into four equal pieces.
3. Lay cut tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet without touching.
4. Bake at 350º F for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Combine nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion salt, and cayenne powder in a small bowl.
6. Remove chips from oven. In a large bowl, toss baked chips in melted coconut oil, evenly coating them.
7. Sprinkle half the spice mixture onto the chips and toss. Repeat until the all of the spice mix is used and the chips are evenly coated.
8. Enjoy plain or with your favorite dip.
Adapted from www.realsalt.com
Picture from www.pinterest.com
Nutritional yeast, also known as savory yeast or nooch, is an inactive type of yeast made from sugarcane and beet molasses. In the scientific form Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or sugar-eating fungus, yeast cells use the sugar for energy.
Yellow in color, nutritional yeast comes in flakes, granules or a powder-like form and is often used as a condiment due to its savory taste and health benefits. It has a nutty, cheesy flavor and is often used to emulate cheese in vegan dishes, thicken sauces and dressings, and act as an additional boost in nutrients because it’s filled with an array of B vitamins.
Nutritional yeast has antiviral and antibacterial properties, boosts immunity, improves digestion, promotes healthy skin and hair, prevents birth defects, and more. Fortified nutritional yeast is loaded with B vitamins, including vitamin B12. Not only is nutritional yeast gluten-free and vegan-friendly, but it’s also free of lactose, sugar, additives and preservatives.
If you have an allergy to yeast, it’s best to avoid this ingredient altogether to prevent food allergy symptoms, such as hives, itching, swelling and stomach pain. On the other hand, if you have a sensitivity to the active yeast found in bread, nutritional yeast is likely safe as it is pasteurized and deactivated during processing. However, with all new foods, it’s always best to consume a small amount first and slowly work your way up to assess your tolerance and prevent adverse side effects. If you have any issues metabolizing folic acid, you may also want to moderate nutritional yeast intake and select unfortified varieties whenever possible.