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These Nutritional Yeast Substitutes Help Umami to Vegan Dishes - Green Matters

Last updated Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:07 ET , Source: NewsService

Not everyone understands the value or appeal of nutritional yeast, but for many vegans, it is an absolute staple. It provides added, cheese-like flavor to many soups, sauces, dishes, and snacks, and is one of the only foods that can replicate the cheesy flavors and textures that vegans might be missing since switching to the lifestyle.

Unfortunately, those with a yeast intolerance or allergy — or someone who doesn't have nutritional yeast in their pantry — might have to search for nutritional yeast substitutes. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

What are different types of nutritional yeast?

According to Healthline, nutritional yeast, otherwise known as "nooch" or Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is a specific species that is typically grown by allowing the yeast to bloom on a sugary substance such as molasses. Once the yeast is separated, washed, dried, and made into a powder, the resultant product can be used for a number of different uses.

There are generally two types of nutritional yeast: fortified, which includes synthetic vitamins and minerals, and unfortified, which is nutritional yeast in its unadulterated form. Yet, even the unfortified version contains complex proteins, B vitamins, and trace mineral amounts of selenium, manganese, and zinc. These added nutritional benefits and the unique flavors that nutritional yeast adds to food, are why many vegans utilize it in their cooking.

Yeast extracts like Vegemite and Marmite are delicious, though not yeast-free...

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