Nutritional Yeast are inactivated yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. They are an excellent source of protein containing full set of essential amino acids, minor and major nutrients and vitamins, in particular, ones of group В.
- it is a complete protein: nutritional yeast contains all nine essential amino acids that humans must get from food. One tablespoon contains 2 grams of protein, making it an easy way for vegans to add high-quality protein to meals;
- It contains many B vitamins: one tablespoon of nutritional yeast contains 30–180% of the RDI for B vitamins;
- It contains trace minerals: one tablespoon contains 2–30% of the RDI for trace minerals, such as zinc, selenium, manganese and molybdenum. Trace minerals are involved in gene regulation, metabolism, growth and immunity.