When you think of yeast, most people with think of what makes bread rise, (baking or dry yeast) or an ingredient to brew beer (brewers yeast), but it is neither of those things. Nutritional yeast is made from sugarcane and beet molasses. It is inactive yeast, which means it doesn’t grow or cultivate like other yeasts, but it is also rather tasty with a nutty, cheesy taste that goes well with many dishes. Used as a powder or in flakes form, vegans and vegetarians have been adding this to their food for years, but it’s not just for non-meat eaters. The health benefits of nutritional yeast outweigh any ingredient preferences you may have. Have a read on to see just how amazing it is.
1. Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is responsible for maintaining a good digestive system, increasing your energy, regulating your nervous system and protecting you against colon cancer, breast cancer, and stomach cancer. Usually non-existent in plant food, B12 primarily comes from red meat, sardines, tuna and other animal products. If you are not eating meat or meat products, you will need to gain your vitamin B12 intake elsewhere. Apart from taking supplements, the best way is with nutritional yeast. Just one tablespoon of nutritional yeast powder is your recommended daily intake of this super vitamin. Check the label that he packet does, in fact, contain B12 as it is available without it as well.