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04-17-2008, 10:32 AM
I went to my local Sprouts today and on my list I had "nutritional yeast"....would that be the same as your regular 'baking' variety? I didn't see anything else...
04-17-2008, 10:42 AM
Nutritional yeast is different from bakers yeast.Bakers yeast is a live yeast used to make bread rise. The nutritional yeast people eat is not raw. Many raw foodists choose not to use it. I do use it myself. Here is info i found on line:
(Take with a grain of salt as they are selling it.)
Raised On Molasses
Nutritional yeast is grown on mineral enriched molasses and used as a food supplement. At the end of the growth period, the culture is pasteurized to kill the yeast. You never want to use a live yeast (i.e. baking yeast) as a food supplement because the live yeast continues to grow in the intestine and actually uses up the vitamin B in the body instead of replenishing the supply. (Brewer's yeast is nutritionally the same but as a by-product of the beer-brewing industry it has a characteristic bitter hops flavor.)
It's Good For Ya'
Nutritional yeast contains 18 amino acids (forming the complete protein) and 15 minerals. Being rich in the B-complex vitamins, it is vital in many ways and particularly good for stress reduction. The B-complex vitamins help make nutritional yeast such a valuable supplement, especially to the vegetarian. It is one of the rare vegetarian sources of B12.
One element of yeast is the trace mineral chromium, also known as the Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). This is necessary to regulate blood sugar and is important for diabetics and people with a tendency toward low blood sugar.
(Excerpted from Sundance Natural Foods online.)
04-17-2008, 01:23 PM
thank you so much for this information!!! i have been in and out today with no time to do the search, so I am very thankful for your finding this!!!!
probably have to get it online then? I wonder if it is found in the supplement section at Sprouts, I didnt think to look there.
04-17-2008, 02:16 PM
I get mine in the bulk section at my local coop/health food store.
You might have to ask as it could be anywhere.:)
04-17-2008, 07:31 PM
hubby found it in close to the supplement section at Market Street...yay!!!!
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