➡️Is nutritional yeast the same as brewer’s yeast? No, brewer’s yeast, like the name implies, was initially a byproduct of brewing beer. The biggest difference between the two is that brewer's yeast is most always produced on a grain medium, rather than molasses, so it is not a gluten-free food.
➡️What is the difference between fortified and unfortified? Unfortunately, to make their products appear more “nutritious”, most of the nutrients in fortified nutritional yeast are not naturally occurring —they’re man made and synthetically added. At paleo platery we use non-fortified nutritional yeast by Sari Foods Company because it is a 100% whole food with no synthetics—just as nature intended.
➡️What are some other benefits of nutritional yeast? Non-Fortified Nutritional Yeast delivers fiber and protein with 18 amino acids and many different minerals that include iron, molybdenum, selenium, and zinc. It is also nature's vitamin B complex: it's naturally rich in several B vitamins such as B1, B3, B5, & B6. Being deficient in B vitamins can lead to fatigue, irritability, and even sleeplessness. And B6 aids the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which affect both mood and feelings of happiness.
➡️Which paleo platery selections contain non-fortified nutritional yeast? You’ll find it in our butternut squash queso on top of our Chicken Enchiladas, in our Chicken Alfredo sauce, in our zucchini “cheese” inside our Beef Rolls and on top of our Stuffed Peppers.
(Sources: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/nutritional-yeast#TOC_TITLE_HDR_6, https://sarifoods.co/blogs/news/176125319-the-truth-about-nutritional-yeast, https://bit.ly/3ab3L)