For those of you who have no idea what Nutritional Yeast is let me share with you a little something about this nutrition power house….
Nutritional Yeast is a deactivated yeast- meaning unlike regular yeast it doesn’t make things rise so do not use it in baking.
Nutritional yeast has 18 different amino acids, making it a complete protein, with 8 (8!) grams of protein per serving. This is AMAZING for vegetarians and vegans because Nutritional Yeast is one of the only natural sources of animal-free sources of the important B vitamins. B vitamins are essential to the wellness of body and mind. Nutritional Yeast is also gluten-free and full of minerals. Yay for Nutritional Yeast!
In one serving of this gem (2 Tbsp), there are 60 calories, 1g fat, 8g protein, 4g fiber, and 320mg of potassium.
Nutritional Yeast has a cheesy-nutty smell and flavor and is absolutely wonderful! I use it all the time in pasta dishes, sprinkled over salads, mixed in with quinoa, etc etc……
In other words you should try!