100g, 250g, 500g
R55.00 – R275.00
Nutritional yeast (aka ‘nootch’) 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 eggs, as a quick stir-through for pasta, on popcorn, on potatoes, and even as an addition to soups and broths.
It 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).
It contains trace minerals like zinc, selenium, manganese and molybdenum.
Its has ‘heaps of B vitamins’.