Random Food Fact: Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast “is a deactivated yeast, often a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is sold commercially as a food product. It is sold in the form of flakes or as a yellow powder and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores.” After the process of making the yeast they sometimes add vitamin B12 to it. Vegans use nutritional yeast as part of their seasoning because it has a cheesy or nutty flavor, and as such it is typically a key ingredient for making vegan cheeses or as a cheese alternative to some recipes that ask for cheese.

Read more information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutritional_yeast

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