Nutritional yeast is a form of dried deactivated yeast that is most well-known as a cheesy tasting food topping, particularly popular among those adhering to a vegan or vegetarian diet. But, what is nutritional yeast exactly and are all brands created the same way?

In this video we will answer these and other commonly asked questions such as: Is nutritional yeast and brewer’s yeast the same thing? Does nutritional yeast contain vitamin B12? What’s the difference between fortified and unfortified? Does it contain MSG? Can nutritional yeast cause or promote a candida infection? Is it a good source of protein? Also, find out more about the best types of nutritional yeast varieties you might want to use over others.

Recommended Nutritional Yeast Products:

Sari Foods Company, Non-fortified Nutritional Yeast Flakes, 8oz –
Foods Alive, Nutritional Yeast Flakes, 6oz –
Dr. Fuhrman’s, Unfortified Nutritional Yeast, 4oz –
Kal, Imported Brewer’s Yeast Powder, 7.8oz –
Modernist Pantry, Druids Grove Organic Nutritional Yeast Flakes, 4oz –
From The Fields, Organic Nutritional Yeast Flakes, 5.5oz –
Frontier Co-op, Nutritional Yeast Mini Flakes, 1lb –
Kevala, Organic Nutritional Yeast, Fortified, 8.5oz –

Nutritional Yeast Page:

Top Non-Fortified and Fortified Brands:

Additional Sourced Info:

Weston Price Foundation:
Nutritional Yeast, Body Ecology:
Three Brands of Nutritional Yeast Contain Detectable Lead Levels But the Risk is Minimal:

All information is for educational purposes only and is the personal view of the author; not intended as medical advice,
diagnosis or prescription. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to cure or prevent any disease.



  1. can you brew alcoholic drinks with it??
    if yes which is better for brewing, Nutritional Yeast or bakers yeast?
    i'm in a country where alcohol is banned and i've tried buying alcohol grade yeast online but it was not cleared at customs and i was fined , soooooo yeah!!

  2. "Fortified" is just one of the many code words for MSG.The MS in MSG is just salt. It is the G or glutamic acid which is the dangerous ingredient. The video indicates that Nutritional Yeast is an excitotoxin with lots of glutamic acid. Additionally, the video mentions that beet sugar is used which is genetically engineered.

    Regarding Nutritional Yeast's ability to be assimilated, the human body was designed to be able to recognize utilize and eliminate strictly WHOLE plants grown in Nature! Anything man made and processed to the degree Nutritional yeast is can only stimulate and later enervate — but can NOT be completely utilized or eliminated the way a plant can. People need to realize, with every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

    The same goes for so called "natural vitamin and mineral food supplements". They aren't natural unless they are a whole herb which is a whole plant. Simply isolating the chemistry of a plant and using part of it and passing it off to consumers as "natural" is fraud. But sadly that is what comprises many of the "holistic" health products sold today.

  3. I Love a sprinkle on my beans and certian soups tofu scrambles. ..vegan eggs..not so much in is 2 strong tasting u have to be dparing not dump a bunch yea for s flavor boost like herbs spaicr salt is used but not so much if it…a little in vegan cheese things
    I've had smoked yeast too..need more Ive been using it for 25 years ….Nutrional yeast maybe longer
    Since a teen ager..but i know its a condiment not a vitaman complete substitute
    I keep it in a sprinkle container in fridge and ALWAYS HAVE IT plus a full unopened pkg..cant be without it
    Better than salt!
    I keep awsy from a lot of salt.. and intant processed convence conventional super market crap n fast food
    Tastes like crap anyways..full of low grade salt sugar fats chemicals


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