Health benefits of nutritional yeast
One of the great things about nutritional yeast is that it's packed with B vitamins.
"[Nutritional yeast] is a rich source of B vitamins and is available with added vitamin B12," says Amber Sewell, Dietitian at Newtown Nutrition. "It also contains some minerals such as iron, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium."
Sometimes called 'Nooch' or vegan parmesan, nutritional yeast can be sprinkled on popcorn, pasta, soups and stews to add a savoury depth of flavour.
What does it taste like?
Nutritional yeast has a salty, slightly cheesy taste. It's not overpowering but it definitely adds an extra level of flavour.
You could liken it to salt or gomasio (sesame salt) in that by adding it to any dish it enhances the flavour that's already there.
Try this recipe for Best Oven-Roasted Broccoli from Killing Thyme.
or this Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup from foodfaithfitness.com
Where can you buy nutritional yeast?
- Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning
- Bob's Red Mill Large Flake Nutritional Yeast (gluten free)
- The Source Nutritional Yeast Flakes Toasted
If you're tempted to try this healthy cheese alternative sprinkle it on pizza for a healthy dairy substitute.
This Vegan Pesto Pizza by delishknowledge.com is a delicious place to start.