Nutritional Yeast: The Betchy Superfood You’ve Never Heard Of

You sprinkle chia seeds over everything you eat, you’ll spend eleven dollars on a green juice, and you take ginger turmeric shots when you’re hungover. Trendy superfoods are everywhere, and betches will do anything to get their hands on this organic magic that promises to give you superpowers and make you look like Gwyneth Paltrow.

So here’s another one to add to your diet: nutritional yeast. Don’t be fooled by the weird name—it’s not actually yeast for cooking. Nutritional yeast is deactivated yeast sold in a yellow, flaky form, kind of like Parmesan cheese. Nutritional yeast has a cheesy, nutty flavor, which makes it a great addition to your bland salads or air-popped popcorn. It makes dishes creamier and more flavorful, which is why dairy-free betches love sprinkling it on their kale ceasar salads.

Now let’s get to the nutrition. Two tablespoons of nutritional yeast has only 60 calories, nine grams of protein, and four grams of fiber. It’s filled with B-vitamins and is totally gluten free, so you have no excuse not to sprinkle it over everything in your kitchen. Who knows– it might actually make your tofu taste better than a flavorless sponge. Find nutritional yeast at your local health food store, stock up, and thank us later.


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