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September 2013 Issue

Nutrition News on Nutritional Yeast and Omega-7

Nutritional yeast is a non-active, cultured strain of saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast that comes in a yellow flake or powder. It is usually grown on molasses, then deactivated with heat and dried. Nutritional yeast is not to be mistaken for brewer’s yeast, which is a by-product of beer making, or active yeast, which is used for rising dough. And it tastes very different. Nutritional yeast has a nutty, cheesy flavor and can be sprinkled on popcorn or any food on which you would use parmesan cheese, like pasta primavera or pizza.

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