I have been a plant eater since I was a teenager but I only heard my now beloved word “Nooch” as an adult.
When I first heard it I thought, “What the heck is Nooch? And why have I never heard of it?”
So, I thought I would do a quick breakdown in this post for new or old vegans on the basics of Nooch.
What exactly is Nooch?
Nooch is Nutritional Yeast. Nutritional yeast is a species of fungus called, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Is Nutritional yeast like the yeast I use to bake Bread?
Sort of, Nutritional yeast is similar except it has been deactivated by being heat treated.
How does it look?
- Flakes 2. Powder form 3. Granules Form
Why is it good for you?
Nutritional yeast is an excellent source of B Vitamins and some are even fortified with B12 (a kind of vitamin found in animal food products) making it a wonderful option for vegans.
2 Tbsp of nutritional yeast is typically equivalent to 4 grams of fiber and 9 grams of a complete protein.
2 Tbsp is very easy to eat a day!
Plus it’s pack with antioxidants.
How do I use it?
Once you start using Nutritional yeast. you will begin to find so many options of how to use it daily. I sprinkle it in soups, add it to my risotto, make my vegan “Mac & Cheese” , use it in my spinach dip, and more.
I have added some recipes here to get you started.