Nutritional yeast known as salty yeast is an inactive yeast made from sugar cane or beets and molasses. It has a yellow color and can be found in the form of flakes, granules or powders. Often used as a food seasoning, sauces and dressings. It is used as a substitute for cheese in a vegan diet.
Excellent source of minerals and vitamin B complex, far better than synthetic vitamin B. Nutritional Yeast contains folate, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, zinc and selenium, which makes great food. Although it does not replace a meal, provides the necessary vitamins, especially for vegans and vegetarians.
It is considerably rich in vitamins and minerals, but only one serving provides 9 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. It is used to enrich other foods, special dietary products. It is crisp but it can nibble or added to salads.
The health benefits of nutritional yeast
Nutritional yeast boosts immunity, reduces cholesterol levels and act preventively against cancer thanks to the selenium content. It contains a small amount of sodium and fat, gluten-free and rich in zinc, which helps in the healing of wounds. Nutritional yeast is one of the best medicines for the symptoms of candida, and because of its antibacterial activity applied to the Escherichia, salmonella and staphylococcus.
Probiotics in yeast enhance digestion and have positive effects in patients suffering from diarrhea. The high content of thiamine in combination with other B vitamins assist in regulating the cardiovascular, digestive and endocrine system, increases energy and maintain a healthy metabolism.
Nutritional yeast is rich in folic acid so it is recommended for pregnant women to avoid possible defects of the fetus and encourage its proper development. Yeast is used for cosmetic purposes, hair, skin, nails, as well as for the treatment of chronic acne.
It is advisable to all those who plan to diet without excessive fat and calories, especially vegetarians, as well as those who suffer from lactose intolerance.