What is it? Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that doesn't produce a rising effect. It is usually found in the form of flakes or granules.
Health Benefits: Nutritional yeast contains a complete protein meaning it contains 9 essential amino acids that your body can not produce. It contains several B vitamins: thiamine, folate, B-6, and niacin which are used by the body to extract energy and produce red blood cells. Nutritional yeast also contains protein and fiber which promote satiety.
Uses: Nutritional yeast can be used anywhere you might use cheese like on popcorn, in mac and cheese, in mashed potatoes, or in a pesto.
Storage: Nutritional yeast should be stored in an airtight container like a zip top plastic bag, plastic Tupperware or in a sealed glass jar. It should then be placed in a dark space like a pantry or cupboard.
Try this delicious recipe for oil free lemon basil pesto, https://foodrevolution.org/blog/plant-based-recipe-oil-free-basil-pesto/. It uses nutritional yeast in the place of parmesan cheese. All the taste without all the guilt!