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Is Nutritional Yeast Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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From sprinkling on top of indulgent pasta dishes to deepening stews and sauces, nutritional yeast has many uses, but is it vegan?

Nutritional yeast

Nutritional yeast, or nooch to anyone in the know, is deactivated yeast flakes that typically used to leaven bread. It can add a nutty, cheesy flavour to dishes as well as adding a hit of fortified B vitamins – most notably vitamin B12. 

It might slightly resemble a tub of fish food (not the ice cream) but trust us, it will change your plant-based lasagne game for the better.

nutritional yeast

Is nutritional yeast vegan?

Yes, nutritional yeast is not only 100% plant-based but is also a big new (ish) player in the vegan game.

What next?

Still not fully sure what nutritional yeast exactly is, how to incorporate it into your diet and want answers to questions like ‘is nutritional yeast healthy’? Then check out this post next, where we delve into the world of nooch. 

Any more plant-based questions? Add them to the comments section below and we’ll answer them for you!

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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