Nutritional Yeast



Nutritional yeast (aka ‘nooch’) is basically a single-cell organism (because technically yeast is a living thing) which grows on molasses and sugar cane.  It’s a deactivated yeast that comes in a dry powdery form which has a similar texture to small specks of sawdust.  It’s light yellow in colour and is most often used as a condiment.  It’s great on scrambled tofu, as a quick stir-through for pasta, as a cheesy topping on popcorn, on potatoes or broccoli, and even as an addition to soups and broths for a creamy flavour.

Nutritional yeast has a similar flavour to cheese – specifically parmesan (but is 100% vegan) with a strong rich, nutty umami savouriness to it that makes it rather seductive.  The umami taste actually comes from glutamaic acid which is an amino acid that is formed during the drying process.

Aside from the yummy flavour profile, it’s also reported to have incredible nutritional benefits:

It’s a great source of protein (2 tablespoons contain 9 grams of protein) and it contains trace minerals like zinc, selenium, manganese and molybdenum. Brewer’s and nutritional yeasts don’t contain B12 unless they’re fortified. The best supplemental B12 in South Africa, recommended by dieticians, is the cyanocobalamin form of Vitamin B12, Purchase it here.


Plastic Free Shipping

Your nutritional yeast will be shipped in an unbleached brown paper bag made from recycled paper. It is 100% biodegradable, compostable along with any food waste or recyclable as long as it has no residual food in it. Energy was still used to make the bag during manufacturing, therefore we’d like to encourage all customers to reuse their paper bags at least three times to reduce their carbon footprint.

We pack each online order in a reused box which we collect from deliveries made to us by our suppliers or donated by friends and family. We seal the boxes with 100% fully biodegradable, non-reinforced paper tape.

Cape Town Only Package Free Shipping Option

If you live in the Cape Town area this product can also be ordered with reusable and returnable packaging. Read more about our container deposit system here.


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100g, 250g, 250g (excl. deposit), 250g (incl. deposit), 500g


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