Because of its nutty, cheesy flavor, nutritional yeast is a common cheese substitute. We encourage you to try it. It’s a great addition not only for its taste, but for its nutritional value.
Nutritional yeast is an excellent source of protein. It’s a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids. Nutritional yeast is gluten free and is rich in vitamins, especial the B-complex vitamins. It’s also an excellent source of folic acid, which is important for formation, growth, and reproduction of red blood cells.
When you look for it, it’s a yellow powder similar in texture to cornmeal, and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores.