What are Nutritional Yeast Flakes? Are they regular yeast?
Nutritional Yeast flakes are an inactive, primary grown yeast that is specially grown for its exceptional nutritional value – it is an excellent, vegan source of B vitamins (including B12), protein, fiber and minerals. It is commonly known as nooch. While brewer’s, baker’s and nutritional yeasts are technically made from the same species of yeast, they are very different products that are used for different purposes. Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that is used, especially by vegans, to thicken sauces and to mimic the flavor of cheese. Active, dry yeast is an activated yeast usually included in breads to make them rise.