Nutritional Yeast / Gram
Origin : France
Ingredients : Yeast/Dried Yeast
Nutritional yeast is a great vegan substitute that we love adding in so many dishes! At Zero Waste Bali we use nutritional yeast in some of our homemade products. It is a deactivated yeast that has a nutty, cheesy and savory flavor. Commonly used as a vegan cheese substitute, an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. You can choose how much you need at Zero Waste Bali and test how you like it best.
Zero Waste Bali recommends
- Sprinkling it on popcorn instead of butter or salt
- Mixing it into risotto instead of parmesan cheese
- A vegan alternative to a cheese sauce
- Stirring it into creamy soups for added nutrients
Benefits of eating Nutitional Yeast
Nutritional yeast provides the compounds beta-1,3 glucan, trehalose, mannan and glutathione, all of which are associated with enhanced immune function.
Nutritional yeast also contains selenium, which repairs cell damage, and benefit-rich zinc, which aids in tissue repair, wound healing, and maintains our sense of taste and smell.
In addition, nutritional yeast is helpful for those who suffer the symptoms of lactose intolerance since it does not contain any dairy products.
4. High in Protein
Nutritional yeast is a complete protein containing at least nine of the 18 amino acids that your body cannot produce. This is great news, especially for vegans and vegetarians who may struggle to find enough protein sources in the diet.
5. Promotes Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails
Nutritional yeast contains many B vitamins, all of which tend to benefit healthy hair, skin and nails. Biotin, in particular, has been shown to support healthy hair, skin and nails. It also helps slow signs of skin aging, such as redness and skin spots. Niacin, also found in nutritional yeast, is also often used to treat chronic acne and improve overall skin health.