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Inactive dry yeast, nicain (B3), pyridoxine HCl (B6), riboflavin (B2), thiamin HCl (B1), folic acid, and vitamin B12.
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Why You’ll Love Nutritional Yeast Seasoning
Sometimes, a name can be deceiving. Take the case of Bragg Nutritional Yeast Seasoning. While yeast is most often referred to as the live agent that makes bread rise, this product actually has nothing to do with baking and has inactive compounds. Instead, this 4.5 oz. jar is a way to deliciously season foods and get a whole platter of nutrition in the process.
It’s made from a single-celled organism that grows on molasses, which is then washed and dried with heat to deactivate any living particles. The result is a seasoning powder that provides a cheesy, sometimes umami flavor and can be used on a variety of snacks and meals including potatoes, vegetables, soups, rice, pastas, salads, and popcorn. It can also add depth of flavor to gravies and sauces.
But the best part may be all the nutrition that’s included in each sprinkle of nutritional yeast seasoning. Yeast has long been considered a healthy dietary supplement because it’s both low in calories and carbs and high in protein. A tablespoon has just 23 calories and 3 grams of protein, which is a significant ratio. As well, in each serving there is a good amount of iron, fiber, folic acid, selenium, zinc, and B vitamins, particularly vitamin B12, which is an essential nutrient for vegetarians and vegans. This seasoning is also safe for gluten-free and kosher diets.
The organic difference
Organic products are a healthy and smart choice for the human diet and also follow sustainable measures that greatly impact the environment. Bragg Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is organically grown, which means that safe handling and careful production procedures are adhered to in order to keep harmful chemicals like insecticides and growth hormones out of the product and off your plate.
Nutritional value of Bragg Nutritional Yeast Seasoning
Bragg's seasoning contains wholesome ingredients that add more than just a dash of flavor. One of the main benefits is its high concentration of B vitamins, which provides an energy boost by helping to break down food into fuel. Diets high in B vitamins have less waste and actively use more of the calories that are taken in. Bragg uses a range of B vitamins, including B3, B6, B2, B1, and B12, all of which play individual roles in maintaining health.
- Niacin (B3): Niacin is often used as a cholesterol treatment because it can increase healthy HDL cholesterol levels while also lowering harmful LDL cholesterol counts. It’s also recommended for preventing atherosclerosis, a disease that hardens the arteries. Both attributes go a long way in lowering the risk of a heart attack, especially for people that have had one in the past.
- Pyridoxine HCI (B6): Of all the eight B vitamins, pyridoxine plays perhaps the biggest role in the breakdown of foods. Pyridoxine aids the body in metabolizing both fats and proteins and also assists in nerve functionality. It also helps the body produce red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body, which reduces stress on the heart and can provide a feeling of being more alert and awake.
- Riboflavin (B2): Riboflavin is also quite involved with energy metabolism, particularly helpful in transforming carbohydrates into usable sugars. It can also serve as an antioxidant and slow down the aging process.
- Thiamin HCI (B1): Thiamin is another essential B vitamin that breaks down food for energy, but it has a few other uses as well. It aids in the cellular turnover of skin and hair and assists in nervous system maintenance. Thiamin is considered to be an “anti-stress” vitamin because it helps boost the immune system and allows the body to better deal with stressful situations.
Recipe ideas using Bragg Nutritional Yeast Seasoning
While Bragg’s savory seasoning can work wonders on just about any dish, here is a little inspiration to help you get creative in the kitchen.
Vegans love nutritional yeast because it provides a dairy-free option for making “cheeze” sauce, such as this healthified nacho chip recipe. Start with the super superfood kale; after tearing into pieces, place on a tray and top with the special sauce made of nutritional yeast, cashews, red pepper, lemon, and salt. Let it bake for 10-15 minutes—or, to ensure a less soggy option, use a dehydrator for the best results.
Make a tasty dinner with a super health boost that will have everyone coming back for seconds. Start with kelp noodles that have been rinsed and drained, and then top with a vegan cream sauce made of avocados, basil, spinach, garlic, salt and pepper, olive oil, and nutritional yeast. Add some arugula and cherry tomatoes for garnish—and voila! The perfect meal that all comes together in less than 10 minutes!
Instead of baking muffins for breakfast, bake eggs for a more nutritious dish. Fancier than scrambled eggs and easier than poached, you can create a tasty skillet with golden yolks and egg whites surrounded by dairy-free creamed spinach. Use Bragg Nutritional Yeast Seasoning for a cheesy flavor and add coconut milk, coconut oil, dijon mustard, nutmeg, pepper, sea salt, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
More about Bragg
Paul Bragg and his daughter Patricia have been involved in the health food industry for more than fifty years. Though they began with a small, family-run store that promoted wellness for a vital long life, the company has now grown into a worldwide pioneer in the organic market. That’s because Bragg focuses on using only non-GMO, organic, and all-natural ingredients—and, as such, their spices, salad dressings, and apple cider vinegars don’t contain any unnecessary or artificial colors or flavors. Today, their line has evolved to also include specially formulated enzyme supplements and a line of liquid aminos that are touted by celebrities and enjoyed by all. As their own motto says, "You are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say and do.”
Reviews For Nutritional Yeast Seasoning
Based on 66 Reviews
Delicious & Nutritious
This nutritional supplement is really good for you. It has a sort of a nutty/cheesy taste and can be sprinkled on everything to liven it up. It can also be added by the spoonful to cereal or yogurt or just about anything. Try it you'll like it!
Best food find of the year. I mix equal parts olive oil and flour to make a roux then add soymilk and nutritious yeast along with spices (mustard, garlic powder, cayenne, turmeric) to make an awesome cheese sauce I put on everything from pasta to fries.
Great source of B12
I decided to buy these after reading about the importance of B12 and must admit I was a bit fearful. But it is delicious! I sprinkle on soup after serving and over stir fry. Has a slight cheesy taste and that is great because I no longer eat dairy products.
Never tried it before and i am now in love
Great Cheesy flavor
We love this stuff. We sprinkle it on anything that we would normally sprinkle cheese on. Gives it the cheesy flavor but more nutritious and less calories.
I had no idea how much flavor this would add! Great for sprinkling on roasted veggies & for vegan dishes where you want a cheesy flavor.
Great on popcorn, eggs, steamed vegetables, life.
This product kind of threw me off the first time I used it. It's got a very crunchy texture but a very light taste. I actually like it a lot. I use it on pizza, popcorn, and in soups. Great way to get some of you necessary vitamins.
I love this product. I use it every day in juices or smoothies. I'm vegetarian so this helps me to be healthy
Good stuff. I love it on freshly popped corn. Also good on roasted cauliflower, sprinkled on a salad, or over garlic bread. Delicious healthy goodness.
Shake some of this on just about everything, it's really very good. I come back to get some more. It has kinda of a nutty flavor, just very pleasing to the palate, and your heart will be happy...no sodium, no fat...
My husband and I know that the yeast is very nutritional and we enjoy it on popcorn instead of butter and cheese . It is delicious!!
- Vicki Gesssford
As a vegan, I never really eat cheese (dairy or vegan) as the taste doesn't appeal to me a whole lot. BUT I do love this stuff . I add it to EVERYTHING (potatoes, pasta, salads, rice, soups, etc.) You can also use it to make your own cheese sauce. It's delicious and somewhat addicting. & I can feel great eating it because I know it's providing me with necessary vitamins for the day! A win all over. Also, even non-vegans love it and agree that it does leave a satisfying cheesy flavor to dishes !
Really tasty sprinkled on steamed kale or broccoli, on a burger or eggs instead of cheese! Great flavor, and at a good price.
Great taste, adds great flavor to meals and popcorn
- Shawnie Watson
Bragg's Nutritional yeast
This is a great buy. I have bought Nutritional yeast in bulk but I really like it in this jar container.
I bought this on a whim, not knowing anything about it other than it tastes like cheese. I put it on so many things now. Would definitely recommend
I was a skeptic
I always thought that people who put this on things and claimed that it made things taste cheesy were bonafied crazy, but I am on whole30 and when I am dying for something cheesy I use this and coconut milk and it works like a charm - try it!
Addicting and Delicious
I use it for dinner almost everyday!!! It is so delicious!!!
Tried and true!
I have been using this product since becoming a vegetarian. I love this and your price is the best going!!
Great pricing, many uses
This goes on EVERYTHING
This is a must have in my kitchen. If I am anywhere near being out of this, I reorder. It's amazing on eggs, pasta and any other thing it works on. My B-12 levels were excellent on my last blood test.
I LOVE nooch! I literally dump this stuff on anything savor. A jar this size usually doesn't even last me 1 week! Pretty good price here on thrive market :)
A vegetarian staple
I love this brand of nooch. It's great to make faux cheese sauce, sprinkled on veggies or popcorn. Gives a boost of energy too! It helped me kick my coffee habit.
My first time doing seitan, worked out perfectly thanks to the yeast. Love shopping at Thrive!
I add this to a lot of things, mostly salads and I can't get enough! Next, I'm going to try making kale chips and this, I hear it's yummy.
Great cheesy alternative. Sprinkle away !
- Cheryl Benedick
I now put this on almost everything I cook, but mostly pasta dishes. It has a warm, cheesy/fresh baked bread smell, and it adds a hint of umami to any dish. Plus it's jam-packed with nutritional goodness!
Great delicious way to get B vitamins. Cheesy flavor is addicting.
I am a fan!
A GREAT switch from salt for popcorn. I am totally a fan; never use salt again!
great for salads and sweet potato topping
The best price, ever, for nutritional yeast!
Great addition to many dishes!
This nutritional yeast is great on popcorn, eggs, in soups, etc. This is my first time using nutritional yeast and I'm very happy!
PB Nutritional yeast
Deliciously compliments my plant based diet!
- Anne Maselli
I had heard great things about nutritional yeast, and finally decided to try it myself! I'm impressed, and definitely will use Bragg's for all my parmesan-like-cheesy needs!
My family loves this stuff! Great on popcorn, rice, veggies, soups and salads.
Having a nutrional seasoning as delish and as versatile as braggs nutritional yeast seasoning is awesome! And, it doesn't have to be refrigerated! Way better than Kraft grated icky parm on your pasta and veggies!
Tastes fantastic, I was pleasantly surprised!
Easy to use. Nice value.
Love this seasoning
These nutritional yeast flakes taste delicious (cheese-like flavor) and are a great way for me to get vitamins with a vegan diet. I'll definitely be keeping this stocked!
GREAT sub for cheese
I use this in most ways I use parmesan cheese. Great taste and non-animal product.
Can't believe I just discovered this as its quickly become my favorite seasoning. It has the texture and taste of grated cheese all while helping to supplement important vitamins. Amazing on eggs, avocado toast, popcorn, soups and salads. I definitely notice an uptick in energy after I add this to a meal. I'm a fan for life!
I use it in every thing.
- Robert A.
Cheesy vitamin rich sprinkle.
Have been using the nutritional yeast and love to use it in my eggs and on seasoned steamed vegetables.
- Cheryl Morrell
I sprinkle this on sautéed/roasted veggies, eggs or even salad. Love the salty/malty flavor. It is definitely a unique taste, so maybe its not for everyone but I love it. And has the bonus of getting extra B vitamins in your diet!
Love this seasoning!
I love the taste and the fact that it's healthy. I season my salad with it.
- Leslie C.
As a bodybuilder, on a strict meal plan, I finally can have the flavor of cheese again without the fat or calories!!
- Jeffrey Lee
I love this stuff and put it on everything. I can't have much salt so between this and Dulse I am a happy camper.
Make vegan foods cheesy!!!!
I finally got the taste of cheese in my vegan food! Very flavorful, can be added to any plate!
Good substitute for some foods.
I like cheese and thought this would be a good seasoning for my meals in replacement to salt.
While the cheesy taste was present in some foods, it was vague in others. I still enjoyed using it as I completely eliminated salt since I began using this product. The nutritional values is really what I'm in it for.
The ultimate popcorn enhancer!
I was a little skeptical when I saw all the reviews claiming that it tasted like cheese, but when I finally tried some for myself, I was hooked! I was actually looking for a replacement for the white cheddar cheese powder that I use on my popcorn and a co-worker of mine recommended I try this out. This is so much better than what I was using before, and I can't believe it's actually healthy! It adds a delicious, salty (but not overly so) and savory flavor to my popcorn that's akin to cheese! I recently started adding real, grated Parmesan cheese on my popcorn in addition to the nutritional yeast and it's absolutely BOMB. I don't even need to add salt and the yeast flakes bring out the flavor of the real cheese. Add some garlic, onion, and paprika and the yeast perfectly ties together all the flavors for the most delicious popcorn EVARRRR. I'm gonna try it in other things but this stuff is sooo good.
Great on Popcorn!
My wife loves to make popcorn when we watch movies and I was looking to add more nutritional value to our snack. It had a pretty distinct flavor that I liked but my wife not so much. It's Non-GMO which is awesome!
I wish we could have bought a little sample pack before buying the entire bottle. I'm not sure what I am going to do with an entire container of the stuff being that I am the only one eating it.
- Jennie Hamilton
Give your kids some health!
I use this product on just about everything! I like sprinkling it on some of my kid's favorite snacks and meals like popcorn, spaghetti, and pizza. They love the way it tastes and I love that they are benefiting from it! It adds a great cheesy flavor and is an awesome replacement for dairy.
Wonderful Cheese Replacement
I was really missing cheese after going dairy free. This seasoning is a wonderful replacement for cheese. And I love that it has the B vitamins. It's better than I thought it would be. And at a great price.
Great cheese-like flavor
I used this for years on my popcorn and then started using it on a bunch of different foods (broccoli and avocado are also excellent options). Super easy to use and delicious when you looking for that cheesy/salty flavor.
Nutritional Yeast that tastes like cheese - Yes!
I'm trying to reduce my consumption of dairy for health reason and have heard nothing but great things about this product. I use it on soups and pastas as a Parmesan cheese alternative. Pretty much any veggie and popcorn paired with this and it will enhance your eating experience. Bonus - it's in a shaker so it's super easy to sprinkle.
Great additive to most meals for a boost of vitamin and energy!
I have been using this on everything! It adds wonderful cheese-like flavor and I love that it is nutritious to boot! I will be purchase this item on a regular basis. Highly recommended.
I have used tho make vegan Parmesan, kale and basil vegan pestos, vegan cheeses, and just sprinkles it on things instead of salt. This particular brand has b12, the one nutrient you can't get from a plant based diet. Great stuff.
Forget the cheese!
Switching to a vegan diet wasn't hard EXCEPT for missing cheese and eggs. I mix "nooch" with a little water and turmeric to make a kind of paste for my tofu scrambles and it is delish! I also use it on top of roasted veggies tossed in olive oil and garlic. Oh, and when finely ground it's excellent on popcorn.
If you have MTHFR or a methylation/candida/reduction issue, this could be bad for you. Please research.
- Thrive User
My husband and I decided that we wanted to have less toppings and salt in most of the food we ate, so we decided to quit cold turkey and try these from now on. It's worked out particularly well. From pasta to soup, it has a taste that seems to lend itself well to a bunch of different tastes. It kinda tastes like cheese, chicken, and minerals. It's definitely an odd bunch of tastes, but none of them are particularly overpowering, and as long as you don't add too much to your dinners, it actually adds a pleasant taste instead of an uncomfortable one.
Good price, ok product
Vegans can be critical to a fault, and I guess I'm no exception. Maybe it's because people who don't eat like I do find it hard to fathom why I'm so different in my dietary habits.
I like Bragg's a lot, but this yeast seasoning isn't up to my standards. It's ok, but I wanted more diverse flavors and I found this kind of one note. I mostly tasted a cheese flavor, which was too strong for me. It worked well in some dishes, but clashed in others. I liked the price, though. Thrive is outstanding on that score. It cost under five dollars for the seasoning, and a whopping eight on Amazon.
- Jonetta Nullington
Vegan loves this seasoning
As a vegan, I don't want to lose out on all the flavors of the food I cook, but it's difficult to find products that match my lifestyle.
Bragg's is a respected company that makes a lot of natural products, some vegan. This seasoning is a delight, and I shake it on stews, sauces, soups, salads and even egg whites!
It's low in salt and fat, and I appreciate that you can make a vegan spice that doesn't taste like dry cardboard.
- Jeannie Nash
It is a staple if you are a Vegan or Vegetarian! Get some today. And Bragg's is the original- OG brand.
- Vegan Warrior
Great nutrition for vegetarians and vegans. It's pretty much a necessity for people avoiding animal products. I add it to casseroles, pasta and popcorn. I like that Bragg's is shakeable. The kind I used before came in a can where I had to scoop it, which was a bit less convenient and dirtied another spoon. Classic brand - recommended.
- Casey Reese