Nutritional Yeast –My Superfood & B12 Source

Being Vegan is not easy and can lead to low levels of Vitamins such as B12. Vitamin B12 is a genuine concern for utterly plant-based eaters like me, so it causes a fair amount of concern. I had low levels of B-12 earlier but introducing nutritional yeast has helped me a lot.

Yeast…No way!!! Yes even I am not a big fan of active yeast which is used as leavening agent in breads and other baking items.

Nutritional yeast is completely different. It is DEACTIVATED YEAST and not a replacement of active yeast. This is a flaky yellow mixture filled be B12 vitamin and loved by vegans everywhere. Nutritional yeast makes an wonderful vegan substitute for parmesan cheese.

It is a complete protein, a good source of vitamins. It is dairy and gluten free. Most of the brands are fortified with B-12. Check the labels before buying.. For vegans, this is an essential addition because they are susceptible to B-12 deficiency since the vitamin is usually found only in animal-derived products.

Here are a few ways I use it:

  • Sprinkle it over your bread slice or cracker
  • Mix it into tofu, or curries
  • Sprinkle in salads.
  • Blend it into a basil-spinach-vegan pesto
  • Simmer it in gravy or soups
  • Sprinkle or add where you want to add cheese.
  • Kale Chips
  • Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers
  • Salad dips

List goes on and on….

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