8th March 2012
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Savoury yeast is high in vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. It is a good source of B-complex vitamins because it includes thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin, (B3), pyridoxine (B6), and also cyanocobalamin (B12). It also contains beta-glucans, which reduce blood lipid levels, complex carbohydrates, folic acid, and glutathione, an antioxidant that’s important for cellular defense mechanisms. Savoury yeast is in the same family as edible mushrooms. It has been commercially harvested for over 100 years.
Savoury yeast is also all-natural, sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. With a slightly “cheesy” flavour our kids like to sprinkle it on popcorn, or avocado and toast and when we are not looking, they will eat it by the spoonful straight out of the bag! We also mix it into gravies and sauces as well as many of our main meal recipes like the vegie sausage roll below.