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 savoriness 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 (about 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. Most nutritional yeast in South Africa does not contain Vitamin B12. The best supplemental B12 in South Africa, recommended by dieticians, is the cyanocobalamin form of Vitamin B12, Purchase it here.

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Your nutritional yeast will be sent in a recycled, unbleached brown paper bag. It is completely biodegradable, compostable and recyclable as long as there are no traces of food left within. We advise all customers to reuse their paper bags at least three times in order to lessen their carbon impact because energy was still needed to create the bag during manufacture.

Each online order is put in a reused box that we gather from deliveries delivered to us by our suppliers or that friends and family have given us. We use 100% non-reinforced paper tape to seal our boxes.

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


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