Urban Platter Nutritional Yeast Powder, 200g [All Natural, Fortified, Vegan-friendly]
Urban Platter pleasant tasting Nutritional Yeast Powder is produced from a specially selected strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This yeast is grown on enriched purified cane and beet molasses under carefully controlled conditions. This is a primary grown yeast and is therefore NOT a brewery by-product as is brewer’s yeast. This ensures freedom from Candida albicans yeast.
Nutritional yeast provides the compounds beta-1,3 glucan, trehalose, mannan and glutathione, which are associated with enhanced immunity, improved cholesterol levels. Nutritional yeast is used all over the world. Because of its unappetizing name, it has be given various other names and is commonly known as “nooch” (nüch) and “yeshi,” an Ethiopian name meaning “for a thousand.” In Australia, it is called “savory yeast flakes,” and the New Zealanders call it “brufax.”
Though it is most popular among vegans and vegetarians, nutritional yeast is delicious, adding amazing flavour and nutrition without the high fat and calories associated with cheese. For those who are lactose intolerant, nutritional yeast is a perfect choice because it can be sprinkled on pasta, salads, baked or mashed potatoes, soups, and even popcorn! Nutritional yeast is a complete protein, meaning that among the 18 amino acids it contains, nine are essential ones that your body cannot produce. You get a significant dose of the minerals iron, selenium and zinc when you consume nutritional yeast as well and one serving of nutritional yeast provides about four grams of fibre.
Nutritional yeast is a source of B vitamins, including thiamine, folate, B-6 and niacin. Just a half tablespoon of some brands will provide you with a day’s worth of B vitamins, while other brands offer between 30 and 100 percent of B vitamins. These vitamins help you extract the energy from food and produce red blood cells. Many types of nutritional yeast are also fortified with vitamin B-12.
“Nutritional yeast is a plant-based source of protein, making it a staple in many vegan kitchens,”The protein and fibre content promote satiety at meals and the B vitamins help in energy production.
1 small head of cauliflower
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
Rinse cauliflower and “rice” it by by grating it with a large cheese shredder or pulsing it in a food processor. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
Add diced onion and sauté for five minutes. Add riced cauliflower to the pan and stir to coat with olive oil. Sauté for another five minutes.
Add broth, garlic powder, salt and cook an additional five minutes. Add nutritional yeast flakes, stir, serve and enjoy!