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Encyclopedia > Nutritional yeast

Nutritional yeast, similar to brewer's yeast, is a nutritional supplement popular with vegans and the health conscious who use it as an ingredient in recipes or simply as a condiment. It is a deactivated yeast, usually Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Brewers yeast (also known as brewers yeast or brewing yeast) can mean any live yeast used in brewing. ... Hens kept in cramped conditions — the avoidance of animal suffering is the primary motivation of people who become vegans A vegan is a person who avoids the ingestion or use of animal products. ... A condiment is a substance applied to food, usually in the form of a sauce, powder, or spread, to enhance or improve the flavor. ... Yeasts constitute a group of single-celled (unicellular) fungi, a few species of which are commonly used to leaven bread, ferment alcoholic beverages, and even drive experimental fuel cells. ... Binomial name Saccharomyces cerevisiae Meyen ex E.C. Hansen Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a species of budding yeast. ...


It is an excellent source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium. Some brands of nutritional yeast, though not all, also contain vitamin B12, which is rare in non-animal sources. Vitamin B is a complex of several vitamins. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... General Name, Symbol, Number sodium, Na, 11 Chemical series alkali metals Group, Period, Block 1, 3, s Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 22. ... Chemical structure of Vitamin B12 The name vitamin B12 (or B12 for short) is used in two different ways. ...


Nutritional yeast has a nutty cheesy creamy flavor which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. Another popular use is as a topping for popcorn. Some progressive movie theaters are beginning to offer it along with salt or cayenne pepper as popcorn condiments. This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...


It comes in the form of a yellow powder similar in texture to cornmeal, or in flakes, and can usually be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores.


More than 1000 species of yeast are used for beer and wine and bread. [citation needed]


Though "nutritional yeast" usually refers to commercial products, inadequately fed prisoners have used "home-grown" yeast to prevent vitamin deficiency.[1]


See also yeast extract. Yeast extract is the common name for yeast autolysates, that is, concentrations of yeast cells that are allowed to die and break up, so that the yeasts digestive enzymes break their proteins down into simpler compounds. ...


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Cook's Thesaurus: Yeast (2079 words)
Beer yeast and wine yeast are used to convert sugar into alcohol and, in the case of beer and champagne, bubbles.
Nutritional yeast is very similar to brewer's yeast, which is also used as a nutritional supplement and is made from the same strain of yeast.
Don't confuse nutritional yeast, which is deactivated, with active forms of yeast, like the kinds bakers, brewers, and winemakers use.
Nutritional yeast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (223 words)
Nutritional yeast, similar to brewer's yeast, is a nutritional supplement popular with vegans and the health conscious who use it as an ingredient in recipes or simply as a condiment.
Some brands of nutritional yeast, though not all, also contain vitamin B12, which is rare in non-animal sources.
Nutritional yeast has a nutty cheesy creamy flavor which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes.
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