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Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is a deactivated form of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a species of yeast that has been cultivated specifically for its rich nutritional profile. Recognized for its strong cheesy, nutty, and savory flavors, it is often used in plant-based diets as a substitute for cheese and a source of umami. With essential vitamins and minerals, including B-complex vitamins and trace minerals like zinc and selenium, nutritional yeast is a nutritious and versatile ingredient. In addition to being a seasoning agent, it can be incorporated into various recipes, including soups, sauces, and vegan cheese alternatives, to enhance their taste while boosting their nutritional value.
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IN SEASONINGS
364
CAL / 100G
$1.22
AVG / OZ
nutritional yeast
44%
CARBS
0%
FAT
56%
PROTEIN
Nutritional Yeast FAQ
Nutritional yeast, also commonly known as 'nooch', is a prized ingredient in vegan and vegetarian cooking for its cheesy, nutty, and savory flavor profile. While it is astoundingly versatile, many people are unsure of how to correctly use and cook with it to leverage its full potential. Common mistakes include using it as a direct substitute for yeast in baking, which doesn't work since the yeast is deactivated, or using too much due to its potent flavor. To get the most out of nutritional yeast, use it as a flavor enhancer in dishes, particularly those that call for a hint of umami flavor. Some little-known tips to use nutritional yeast include adding it to popcorn or toast for a fast, tasty snack, or blending it into a smoothie for a quick nutritional boost. Despite being a deactivated yeast, nutritional yeast can also add depth to warm broths and soups.
Can I use nutritional yeast as a replacement for regular yeast?
Why does my dish taste bitter when I use nutritional yeast?
Can I use nutritional yeast in soup or sauces?
What can I use if I don't have nutritional yeast?
Can I use nutritional yeast in smoothies?
Does nutritional yeast make foods taste like cheese?
Can I use nutritional yeast to thicken sauces?
Can I use nutritional yeast on pizza?
Can you use nutritional yeast raw?
What does nutritional yeast taste like?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does nutritional yeast expire?
The unopened package of nutritional yeast can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years past the printed expiration date when stored in a cool, dry place. Once the package has been opened, the nutritional yeast remains good for about 6 to 12 months. For extended shelf life, you can freeze nutritional yeast which can increase its durability to 2 years or more.
How do you tell if nutritional yeast is bad?
Check the smell and color of the nutritional yeast. If it develops a foul or off-putting smell, it has likely gone bad. The color should be a vibrant yellow. If it has turned dark or has visible mold, discard it immediately. Also, if the texture has changed and it's no longer flaky but clumpy, it's best not to use it.
Tips for storing nutritional yeast to extend shelf life
• Always reseal the package tightly after each use to prevent moisture and air entering. • Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Nutritional yeast does well in temperatures below 77°F (25°C). • If you use it infrequently, you can store nutritional yeast in the freezer in a tightly sealed container to keep it fresh. When ready to use, just scoop out the amount you need and return the rest to the freezer immediately. • Keep your storage containers clean. Cross-contamination can lead to spoilage.
EXPIRES WITHIN
12 - 24
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
3g
CARBS
0g
FAT
4g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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