The name isn’t the most appetizing and it doesn’t look too delectable, but nutritional yeast has to be one of the greatest additions to my cooking I’ve come across in recent time.
It gives a distinctly cheesy, nutty and creamy flavor. It’s also a vegan’s dream as it is completely animal product free.
So what is it exactly?
Specifically, it is a deactivated yeast, a strain of (from Wikipedia) – Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Pick it up and give it a go.
It’s perfect in macaroni and cheese, sprinkled on popcorn with some butter or any dish that could do with a turbo-charge of cheese flavor without the guilt afterwards.
You can order some online here.