Cheesy, nutty and oh-so-nutritious, Engevita nutritional yeast is simply delicious!
Although yeast flakes may not sound like the tastiest ingredient in the world, trust us, you shouldn’t take it at name value. Engevita Yeast Flakes with B12 are a gluten-free, vegan food with a cheesy, nutty taste.
Made from primary inactive yeast, without artificial additives or preservatives, these yeast flakes are the ideal condiment to sprinkle on soups, stews, casseroles, salads and pasta to enhance the flavour. You can also use it to make vegan cheesy sauce and vegan cheese to trick even the staunchest of meat eaters!
What is nutritional yeast?
Kind of like the yeast used to make beer and bread, nutritional yeast is part of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast family. It’s a naturally fantastic source of complete vegan protein, is rich in B vitamins and has a trace amount of minerals. These Engevita Nutritional Yeast Flakes have also been fortified with vitamin B12, making them a good way to get this important vitamin.
What are the benefits of nutritional yeast flakes?
Taking nutritional yeast for vitamin B12: B12 is only found naturally in animal products, so vegans and vegetarians can be particularly at risk of deficiency. Cooking and baking with nutritional yeast (or just sprinkling it on your toast!) can help to prevent B12 deficiency.
Nutritional yeast is a complete vegan protein: Each serving contains just 17kcal, with 1.1g of fibre and 2.6g of protein.
|Of which saturates||0.0g|
|Of which sugars||0.6g|
|Of which saturates||0.7g|
|Of which sugars||12.4g|
|Pantothenic Acid B5||140mg|
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Dried inactive yeast
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Yes, Engevita Yeast Flakes B12 are free from gluten and so they are suitable for anyone who has a gluten intolerance.
They are also dairy free and therefore suitable for anyone with a lactose intolerance.
Nutritional yeast flakes have a nutty, cheesy flavour which is perfect for adding additional flavour to savoury meals.
Sprinkle on soups, stews, casseroles, salads or pasta to add extra flavour – a little like parmesan cheese.
Nutritional yeast flakes can also be used to make vegan cheese and vegan cheese sauce.
As mentioned above, nutritional yeast is a great vegan source of protein and vitamin B12.
Vegetarians and vegans may be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency and so consuming nutritional yeast can help to prevent this.
A deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to a lack of energy and fatigue and so nutritional yeast flakes help to maintain normal energy levels.
As well as vitamin B12, yeast flakes also contain other B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin B6.
Nutritional yeast can also help to support the normal functioning of the immune system as well as supporting normal skin, hair and nails.
Nutritional yeast is also a complete protein which means that it contains all nine of the essential amino acids that we need to get from our food.
Yeast flakes are suitable for anyone following a vegan or vegetarian diet.
In fact, they are ideal for vegans because they are a good source of both protein and B vitamins.
Meat, fish, dairy products and eggs are all good sources of protein as well as being good sources of vitamin B12.
However, since vegans cannot eat any of these foods, it can be difficult for them to get all the protein and vitamin B12 that they need from their diet alone.
Therefore it is a good idea to add nutritional yeast to a vegan diet (as well as a vegetarian diet) as a supplement or as an addition to meals.
Nutritional yeast is part of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast family, which the yeast used to make bread and brew beer is also derived from.
Nutritional yeast in made from inactive yeast, which means that the yeast cells are killed during processing and are therefore not active in the end product.
Nutritional yeast usually comes in powder form or as granules or flakes.