The word yeast comes from the Sanskrit word for boiling, referencing the bubbles that occur during fermentation. Yeast has been an ingredient for baking and fermentation for more than 3000 years.
Nutritional yeast is made from a single-celled organism of fungi called Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. In a controlled environment, it is cultured, left to grow, then deactivated, harvested, washed and dried. The deactivation process prevents the yeast from being used as a leavening agent.
Nutritional yeast is a flavor enhancer that offers naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, and micro-nutrients. These large flakes are a bit spicier and have more yeast flavor than other nutritional yeast.
These flakes are a favorite for adding savory flavor to soups, sauces, gravies, and prepared foods where umami flavor is needed.
The 44 lb case is Kosher certified.
- Origin: Germany
- Storage: Store in a cool, dark place in an airtight container
- Shelf life: Once opened, best if used within 15 months
- Ingredients: Organic Yeast Autolysate, Organic Rice Flour, Sea Salt
- Allergens: None