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Food of the Month- Nutritional Yeast

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,  It uses nutritional yeast in the place of parmesan cheese.  All the taste without all the guilt!

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