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Yeast, Nutritional

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About This Food

Description
Nutritional yeast is a deactivated form of the yeast commonly used in leavened bread and brewed beer. Once the yeast is harvested and heated, the fungus is dried out and flaked off into a crumble that best resembles fish food or shaved cheese. It transforms from an active agent into a nutritionally dense, umami boosting condiment. 
 
Nutritional yeast is most commonly used as a vegan and vegetarian staple to add a deep, cheese-like flavor to dishes. It is often sprinkled on scrambles and pasta, but can also be mixed in to enhance both flavor and benefits. As its name implies, it has a unique nutritional profile as a complete protein. One tablespoon serving of fortified nutritional yeast will provide a significant source of B vitamins, specifically B-12, as well as iron and riboflavin.
 
Due to its manufacturing process, it is naturally free of sodium, gluten, and sugar. However, this process also releases a naturally occurring amino acid known as glutamic acid. Since our bodies naturally make glutamic acid, high amounts could lead to brain damage. It also contains high levels of phosphorus which can cause an imbalance in calcium absorption.  However, nutritional yeast should not cause issues when consumed in moderation. 

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • No Molds
  • No Legumes
  • No Nightshade
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Calories: 0

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0 g
Net Carbohydrate
0 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
0 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
0 mcg
0%
Niacin
0 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
0 mg
0%
Copper
0 mg
0%
Iron
0 mg
0%
Magnesium
0 mg
0%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
0 mg
0%
Potassium
0 mg
0%
Selenium
0 mcg
0%
Sodium
0 mg
0%
Zinc
0 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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