View Full Version : is nutritional yeast raw??
04-01-2006, 03:52 PM
i'm sorry but i'm so confused? how can it be raw? and another stupid question where goes it come from?
04-01-2006, 04:14 PM
Yeast is a fungus that converts sugar into other substances, like alcohol and CO2, and which in the process itself becomes a valuable food source. Commercially, nutritional yeast is usually grown on a molasses solution. The finished product is 50% protein and the rest vitamins and minerals. I find it an important source of Vitamin B12 to avoid B12 deficiency. As far as I know Red Star pasturizes their nutritional yeast to stop it degrading in the jar, although their other yeast procts are all living culture. To me the amounts necessary are a tiny, but worthwhile compromise to ensure my longterm health. I also eat a lot of mushrooms for the same reason.
04-01-2006, 04:20 PM
Nutritional Yeast is not raw.
If you choose to consume it, you should be aware of the cautions (http://www.vegsource.com/jo/qa/qanyeast.htm) of usage.
04-01-2006, 04:32 PM
Well, Alissa uses it in the Cheesy Sweet Pot. recipe!
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