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Nutritional Yeast/Brewer’s Yeast

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Between more people adhering to a plant based diet and the increase in those that are lactose intolerant or lactose sensitive, more people are discovering nutritional yeast. With a nutty cheesy flavor it’s become a staple among vegans. Most commonly found in a natural or health food store, rather than the large box stores and standard grocery stores. Nutritional yeast, also known as nooch, is a deactivated yeast, often a strain of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. It’s a great source of B-complex vitamins and comes in flakes, granules, or a powder. Vegans use it to replace cheese in recipes for its taste but it may have some health benefits as well. Nutritional yeast can help to lower cholesterol, boost immunity, and reduce inflammation.  It is also one of the only plant sources of B12 and can boast of being a good source of high-quality protein. Having a long shelf life, nooch is…