Nature's Nutritional Yeast
Nature's Nutritional Yeast
Our Premium Nutritional Yeast is sourced from Isreal. Our nutritional yeast is a highly nutritious vegan food product with various potential health benefits. It can be used to add extra protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to meals. Nutritional yeast may help protect against oxidative damage, lower cholesterol, and boost immunity.
Benefits of Nutritional Yeast
- It Is Very Nutritious
Nutritional yeast is a great source of protein, B vitamins, and trace minerals. Fortified nutritional yeast contains more B vitamins than unfortified varieties, as extra amounts are added during manufacturing.
- It is a complete protein: Nutritional yeast contains all nine essential amino acids that humans must get from food. One tablespoon contains 2 grams of protein, making it an easy way for vegans to add high-quality protein to meals.
- It contains many B vitamins: One tablespoon of nutritional yeast contains 30–180% of the RDI for B vitamins. When fortified, it is especially rich in thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12.
- It contains trace minerals: One tablespoon contains 2–30% of the RDI for trace minerals, such as zinc, selenium, manganese, and molybdenum. Trace minerals are involved in gene regulation, metabolism, growth, and immunity.
- It Helps Prevent Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Vegans
Vitamin B12 is needed for a healthy nervous system, DNA production, energy metabolism, and the creation of red blood cells. Consuming nutritional yeast can be an effective way to prevent vitamin B12 deficiency while on a vegan diet.
- It Contains Powerful Antioxidants
Every day your body is faced with potential cell damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants from the diet help fight this damage by binding to free radicals, ultimately disarming them. Nutritional yeast contains the powerful antioxidants glutathione and selenomethionine.
- Nutritional Yeast May Boost Immunity
Nutritional yeast contains two main carbohydrates — alpha-mannan and beta-glucan.
- It May Help Lower Cholesterol Levels
The beta-glucan found in nutritional yeast may also lower cholesterol.
Beta-glucan is also found in other foods, such as oats and seaweed.
How to Use Nutritional Yeast
Nutritional yeast should be stored in a cool, dark place to preserve its vitamins. It should also be kept tightly sealed to keep moisture out.
When properly stored, it can last up to two years.
Nutritional yeast is used in the following ways:
- Sprinkled over popcorn or pasta
- Stirred into soups for an umami flavor
- As a “cheese” flavoring in vegan sauces
- As a thickener for soups and sauces
- Added to pet food for extra nutrients
Serving sizes are determined by each manufacturer but typically 1 or 2 tablespoons.
It is safe to use nutritional yeast in moderation, typically up to several tablespoons per day.
It would require relatively large amounts of nutritional yeast to exceed the tolerable upper intake levels (UL) for the various vitamins and minerals it contains. Specifics vary between brands, so always read labels to be sure.
While nutritional yeast is safe to consume for most people, anyone who is allergic to yeast should not consume it.
Those who have trouble metabolizing folic acid (synthetic vitamin B9) should read labels carefully and may want to choose unfortified nutritional yeast whenever possible.
- Remember, the key to getting long-lasting benefits from any food, health products, and services is to eat a balanced diet, have quality sleep, exercise, get good air and sunshine, hydrate appropriately, and manage stress.
Note: All OneWithNature (OWN) products, are to be used as part of a healthy lifestyle. For additional health and nutritional support call +233(55) 355 6279 to speak to our Naturopath at LifeWellness Wholistic and Ayurveda Center.