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Old Sat, Dec-30-17, 22:59
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Default nutrional yeast does anyone here know anything about it?

I am very low on vitamin b and my husband showed me a article saying nutritional yeast is the best way to get it. Has anyone here tried it or heard anything about it?
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Old Sun, Dec-31-17, 08:33
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I use it everyday as my go to salad seasoning. I keep a jar of it mixed up with some spices like chilipowder, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika etc. put a scoop on my big lunch salad with olive oil and vinegar and stir well to blend. It's also good in other dressings and sauces giving them a 'cheese' like flavour.

High in protein, as well. A tablespoon has 9 grams.
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Old Sun, Dec-31-17, 09:32
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I appreciate the "cheesy" taste too, especially when I'm off dairy products for one reason or another. Those herb/seasoning ideas sound yummy!

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High in protein, as well. A tablespoon has 9 grams.
9 grams of protein in one Tbsp seems high (???). I use Bob's Red Mill brand, which provides 8g protein in 1/4 cup serving. Because the yeast is grown on molasses, it does have some residual carbohydrate .. 5g total, minus 2g fiber per 1/4 cup. That's <1g net per Tbsp, so not bad.

For the record, most animal foods are excellent sources of vitamin B12 and other B vitamins .. especially egg yolks, liver, red meat and cheese/yogurt. Plant foods do not contain any B12, so nutritional yeast is often recommended as a supplement for vegans & vegetarians .
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My co-op, which sells it in bulk, claims the 9gr. of protein, but in googling, I see the values are all over the place. So are the carb numbers >sigh<
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Old Sun, Dec-31-17, 15:10
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Is there any reaction from the body to ingesting that much yeast?
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Is there any reaction from the body to ingesting that much yeast?
Nutritional yeast has been de-activated by heat processing, unlike "active" yeast which one would use for baking bread, or brewing beer and wine . So there's no risk of your stomach blowing up due to the yeast expanding and producing CO2 gas . It's popular among nondairy Paleo enthusiasts (and vegans) looking for a cheesy-tasting substitute.

As for yeast-related health problems, I suppose if a person has known sensitivity to yeasts / fungi (including mushrooms) then it might be prudent to avoid consuming nutritional yeast even though it's been de-activated


Here's an article about nutritional yeast, written from a Paleo perspective .. http://janeshealthykitchen.com/nutritional-yeast/

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Old Mon, Jan-01-18, 10:17
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Interesting Doreen, Thank you!
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Old Mon, Jan-01-18, 14:20
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I am going to pick some up today. I am not big on dairy or fish or red meat so I guess its not so suprising I ended up being low on b.
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I don't know much about nutritional yeast, but I love it. When I ate a lot of carbs, I would sprinkle it on my popcorn. Now I put in salad dressing & fish patties.
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I eat Marigold Engevita yeast flakes with B12 daily on my avocado salad. First heard of nutritional flakes from Terry Wahls. I have never looked into how well the B bits in it are absorbed.
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I give Brewer's Yeast to my cats on their food. It does wonders for them.
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