Nutritional yeast flakes
ExtraCell® Nutritional yeast flakes are indispensable for a healthy metabolism, smooth digestion, strong immune system, efficient brain function, and many other processes in the body.
What are Nutritional yeast flakes?
They are from beige to yellow flakes, manufactured from a special strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae - more commonly known as the baker’s yeast, used on regular basis for the production of bread, wine, beer, or kombucha. After the fermentation (growth) process using beet molasses medium, the yeast is separated from the medium, heat-treated so it is no longer active or living, and dried. Due to this, nutritional yeast will not make bread rise.
Taste properties and applications
ExtraCell® Nutritional flakes do not contain artificial flavors or colorants. It offers a pleasant cheesy-like, savory taste. They are widely used to add cheesy flavor to meals, especially to dairy-free ones. It can enrich the food with a deliciously cheesy and nutty flavor and characteristic umami notes, at the same time being absolutely vegan-friendly. Except for adding umami notes to the taste of the dishes, this condiment brings a wealth of micro-and macronutrients to improve the quality of nutrition
Among the variety of taste properties, ExtraCell® Nutritional yeast flakes can enhance the overall richness of the product’s taste similarly to salt. At the same time, they contain almost no sodium compared to table salt, thus presenting a healthier alternative to this common food additive. Sodium is one of the minerals that is often abused in human nutrition and WHO recommends limiting its consumption to improve the overall health of the population. Substituting salt with ExtraCell® Nutritional yeast flakes in savory food can help to prevent some of the potential adverse health outcomes linked to excess sodium consumption, such as increased blood pressure.
ExtraCell® Nutritional flakes are an original ingredient for creating delicious dishes with outstanding taste. They could be sprinkled over salads or soups, added to pasta and potatoes dishes or used as an unusual seasoning.
Natural source of vitamins, minerals, and proteins
Yeast flakes help to balance the presence of other minerals indispensable for a normal body function that is often undertaken. Zinc, selenium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus - this is not an exhaustive list of trace elements present in the product. All these minerals are important for maintaining healthy metabolism as well as immune protection, making people stronger and healthier.
When speaking of vitamins, 1 tablespoon of ExtraCell® Nutritional yeast flakes contains 30 to 180% of the reference daily intake of various B vitamins (including B1, B2, B3, B6, and folic acid). These are involved in hormonal and metabolic regulation, synthesis of DNA, blood cell formation, and other important processes. It is known that supplementing a diet with a complex of vitamin B6 and folic acid can reduce cardiovascular disease risk, as well as that deficiency of B6 (along with B12), is often associated with the development of anemia - a condition in which the human body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Vitamins of group B also play a vital role in brain development and function. Particularly, vitamins B1 and B6 are required for the synthesis of some of the brain’s neurotransmitters and support the normal function of a complex brain structure called the hippocampus - ensuring efficient learning processes and formation of long-term memory.
Aside from being a wealthy source of vitamins and minerals, ExtraCell®Nutritional yeast flakes have a high complete protein content reaching up to 50% of the dry mass that comprises all 20 amino acids of the spectrum. In fact, it contains more protein per calorie than any known meat product that makes ExtraCell®Nutritional flakes a perfect non-animal protein source for those who stick to meat-free food regimens.
Nutritional yeast flakes are gluten-free
ExtraCell® Nutritional yeast flakes contain no gluten, so they are safe for people with gluten intolerance. This product serves as a perfect additive to various types of diets, including vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian, and plant-based as it is free of any animal-derived ingredients So that, it can be in vegan dishes to imitate the cheese taste, as well as to thicken sauces and dressings.
ExtraCell® Nutritional yeast flakes are a perfect solution to bring in both taste and nutrient value to the food. It is a clean label product, free of GMO or chemical additives, and could be sized into small or large flakes. Importantly, it is a 100% natural, allergen-free product of European origin. Additional information regarding the product is provided upon request.