March 20, 2014

Nurtitional Yeast

My mom bought a 1 lb. package of nutritional yeast from Nuts.com and didn't like it, so she gave it to me. I really didn't know much about it, so I did a little research. Here's what I found:
Baked Eggs with Nutritional Yeast
  • It grows on molasses (so it's naturally dairy, soy, sugar, gluten, grain-free) and then is taken, dried and deactivated. Because it is deactivated yeast, it has no leavening qualities - meaning it doesn't rise like natural yeast you would use in bread.
  • Its main nutritional value is that it is full of Vitamin B. 1/2 teaspoon of Nutritional Yeast will provide your daily dose of Vitamin B which helps convert food to energy, reduces irritability, improves hair nails and memory and minimizes depression, insomnia, stress, and fatigue.
  • For cooking purposes, it has a cheesy (almost nutty) flavor so it can be added to a lot of foods.
    • Eggs, kale chips, on top of dishes in place of parmesan cheese
    • Paleo Mac & Cheese Recipe  
    • Paleo & Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe
    • Baked Eggs with Nutritional Yeast
      • I made this for breakfast this morning because I had all of the ingredients in the fridge. OMG, it was out of this world!
      • The nutritional yeast adds amazing flavor, and the bacon and onion combination really makes for a savory breakfast. 
      • I used fresh spinach that I tore into pieces and then used about 1 tsp. nutritional yeast. 
  • One negative aspect I did find was that it counteracts weight loss. I think the general rule of moderation is applicable. Don't start adding it to everything or using it every day (if you are trying to lose weight), but keep it in mind when you're missing that "cheesy" flavor.
help convert food to energy, minimize depression, insomnia, nervousness, fatigue, trembling, loss of appetite, PMS, mood changes and irritability - See more at: http://www.naturalhealthmag.com/blogs/practical-well-being/nutritional-yeast-demystified#sthash.vbuSqWET.dpuf
help convert food to energy, minimize depression, insomnia, nervousness, fatigue, trembling, loss of appetite, PMS, mood changes and irritability - See more at: http://www.naturalhealthmag.com/blogs/practical-well-being/nutritional-yeast-demystified#sthash.vbuSqWET.dpuf
help convert food to energy, minimize depression, insomnia, nervousness, fatigue, trembling, loss of appetite, PMS, mood changes and irritability - See more at: http://www.naturalhealthmag.com/blogs/practical-well-being/nutritional-yeast-demystified#sthash.vbuSqWET
Sources:
Wellness Today
Natural Health Mag
The Paleo List

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