6th February 2014 Nutritional yeast theme

Thursday 6th February’s theme was Nutritional yeast.
It seems its pretty popular stuff!
Regarded as a Vegans best kept secret, nutritional yeast is extremely versatile and pretty much a ‘must have’.
Its useful for all sorts of things. From a cheesy sprinkle on some soup or a salad to a tasty addition in a burger recipe , a great addition to popcorn for a healthy savoury snack or stirred into Baked beans! But what is it exactly?
Its actually a deactivated yeast, it is a complete protein and is rich in the B vitamins, It is naturally low in fat and also in sodium.
Nutritional Information
per 100g:
Energy 1500kJ/357kcal, Protein 45g, Carbohydrates 33g (of which sugars 1g), Fat 5g (of which saturates 2.5g), Dietary Fibre 20g, Sodium 1g, , Phosphorus 1200mg, Magnesium 180mg, Iron 4.5mg, Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 15mg, Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 25mg, Niacin (Nicotinic Acid) 150mg, Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) 1.8mg, Folic Acid 23pg, pantothenic acid 1.3mg . (http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk)

For a bit more info look HERE and HERE.

The main two types we seem to have in the UK are Engevita Marigold Yeast Flakes with Vitamin B12 and the one without the added B12. Frequently found in 125g tubs.

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20 ways to use Nutritional Yeast? Yes please (thank you @vegan_hausfrau) r
@veganVoxBlog kindly shared their  Basil pesto recipe…YUM!
@PROVEGAN shared this lovely burger recipe ‘Super Sun Burgers

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@GoodStuffSharon shared this gorgeous recipe for Conchiglie in a creamy roasted Butternut Squash sauce.
How about a ‘veganised’ collard Greens recipe? from @lizzidelicious

A few more ideas…
Giggle Laura ‏@Lil_Laura35 Feb 6 @veganrecipehour I like to sprinkle nutritional yeast on tomato based soups & sauces as a Parmesan substitute, yum! 🙂
Philippa Poland ‏@spangledcat Feb 6 – hello there just dropped in – snap! was going to get some today to add to my scramble
Kerry Macuska ‏@KerryMacuska Feb 6 @veganrecipehour I love adding nooch to my soups! #veganrecipehour
Dorset Vegan ‏@Dorset_vegan Feb 6  I’m a bit boring but tend to do a white sauce with a load of nooch, mustard n pepper and chuck it over pasta. (Not boring at all we think!)

Part Cyborg @Pandoranitemare @veganrecipehour Love nooch! Its amazing sprinked on veg, makes a great ‘cheese’ sauce, seasoning for home made kale chips or popcorn

Just a quick round up this time because so many tips were given in the conversations! It was really good fun chatting.  xx

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