Super Healthy Flavor Maker | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman
Hey, I’m Keri Glassman here with some quick
and simple tips to help you feel just a little bit better. Have you ever tried nutritional
yeast? Ok, don’t laugh, let me give you some reasons why you should. First, what is
it? It is a pure yeast strain from the same family as shrooms, mushrooms. It looks a little
like flour, but is more yellowish in color. You can generally find it in the bulk section
of health food stores. So why go looking for it? Well, nutritional yeast has many health
benefits. First, one ounce has more than 200 percent of your daily needs of vitamin B12,
an essential micronutrient that is needed for the proper formation of red blood cells.
It’s plant-based, so it’s perfect for you vegetarians and vegas out there. Other than
nutritional yeast, sources of B12 mostly come from animal products, so nutritional yeast
is a great plant-based alternative. It’s also an excellent source of protein and fiber.
But perhaps the best part is the flavor it brings. Add it to soups for a rich, cheesy
kick. Sprinkle it on popcorn or pasta like parmesan cheese. It’s such a versatile ingredient,
you’ll probably come up with your own uses for it. So remember: Nutritional yeast may
sound really funky, but the health benefits and taste benefits will help you feel a little