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Posted by: TypeOSecretor, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 6:45am
I remember vaguely some discussions in the past about nutritional yeast.

I bought a can of KAL (molasses based) at the health food store.  The brand carried in the bins is Red Star.

For those of you that have used nutritional yeast, what brand(s) do you consider to be the best?

Thanks.
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 2:17pm; Reply: 1
I don't know the brand that I use as it comes in bulk (big flaky stuff) and is already pre-packaged in plastic bags.  When I get it home I put it in a sealed ceramic (not glass or see through) canister and keep it in a cool cupboard.

Debra :)
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 2:36pm; Reply: 2
I buy mine in bulk, too. I believe it is Red Star, though. Nice big flakes are what I prefer. Great on eggs and on toast.
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 2:37pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Debra+
When I get it home I put it in a sealed ceramic (not glass or see through) canister and keep it in a cool cupboard.

Debra :)

Hi Debra  ;D
Why not a glass jar and then in a cupboard  ??)
I usually keep mine in the plastic container that I buy it in ...
perhaps I should NOT  :-/ ??)
Thanks  :)

Posted by: Drea, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 2:40pm; Reply: 4
I keep mine in an air-tight glass jar on the counter, so that I'm reminded to use it. If it was in the cupboard, I might forget  ;). The leftover that doesn't fit in the jar goes into the fridge (that's where it's kept at the hfs).
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 4:23pm; Reply: 5
An opaque container is best so that the B vitamins are preserved.

KAL is an outstanding brand.

I don't like buying nutritional yeast from the bulk bins because they are transparent and a lot of the B vitamins could have been lost to exposure to light.  I'm a KAL woman all the way.
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 5:08pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Peppermint Twist
An opaque container is best so that the B vitamins are preserved.

KAL is an outstanding brand.

I don't like buying nutritional yeast from the bulk bins because they are transparent and a lot of the B vitamins could have been lost to exposure to light.  I'm a KAL woman all the way.


:o
Ohhh I had NO idea !!
Thanks so much Peppytwist  :K) ;D ;) :)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 5:14pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Lisalea
:o Ohhh I had NO idea !!  Thanks so much Peppytwist  :K) ;D ;) :)

Stick with me, kid.  You'll go far in this business.   ;D

Posted by: Gumby, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 9:12pm; Reply: 8
Mine is Gayelord Hauser brand...comes in a cardboard shaker.  It is the only kind I have ever used, so I have nothing to compare it to.  But I think it is good.  I keep it on the table so I remember to use it.  We teachers are supposed to get a tsp per day, so I am trying for that.  :)
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, January 17, 2008, 9:55pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Lisalea

Hi Debra  ;D
Why not a glass jar and then in a cupboard  ??)
I usually keep mine in the plastic container that I buy it in ...
perhaps I should NOT  :-/ ??)
Thanks  :)


I guess you could keep it in the cupboard in a glass container, but the less light it gets the better.  And...I would think that everytime you open the cupboard, whether for NY or whatever, it would be exposed to light.  Over the years I have taken things out of plastic and stored them in glass jars.  Plastic tends to absorb and leech all kinds of things.

Debra :)

Posted by: 2293 (Guest), Thursday, January 17, 2008, 11:10pm; Reply: 10
I currently have KAL.  I think that Frontier brand is the best quality, probably.  
Posted by: Drea, Friday, January 18, 2008, 12:28am; Reply: 11
No sun hits the counter where my NY currently lives, so it's probably still ok.
Posted by: TypeOSecretor, Friday, January 18, 2008, 2:31am; Reply: 12
Thanks everyone.  I was glad to hear a confirmation for the KAL brand I bought.  I had never really used it--just bought a little in bulk but it sat up in the cupboard.  Once I bought the new book, I decided to buy some.  I put my bulk purchase in glass jars, but will have to store them in the refrigerator or dark cupboard.  The KAL comes in its own container so I won't have to worry.  I am trying both kinds.  The Red Star is the big flakes and tastes wonderful on a salad made with organic baby spinach, sliced crimini mushrooms, sliced tomato and a sprinkle of sea salt, Umeboshi plum vinegar and olive oil.

I think I will also check out the Frontier brand.

Thank you everyone.

I kept hearing people talking about trying it on rice cakes with melted butter and ghee.  I was going to try it but never did.  But that may be out for awhile.  I wonder how I could get it to stick to puffed millet and still be compliant on genotype.
Posted by: Debra+, Friday, January 18, 2008, 2:46am; Reply: 13
Quoted from TypeOSecretor
Thanks everyone.  I was glad to hear a confirmation for the KAL brand I bought.  I had never really used it--just bought a little in bulk but it sat up in the cupboard.  Once I bought the new book, I decided to buy some.  I put my bulk purchase in glass jars, but will have to store them in the refrigerator or dark cupboard.  The KAL comes in its own container so I won't have to worry.  I am trying both kinds.  The Red Star is the big flakes and tastes wonderful on a salad made with organic baby spinach, sliced crimini mushrooms, sliced tomato and a sprinkle of sea salt, Umeboshi plum vinegar and olive oil.

I think I will also check out the Frontier brand.

Thank you everyone.

I kept hearing people talking about trying it on rice cakes with melted butter and ghee.  I was going to try it but never did.  But that may be out for awhile.  I wonder how I could get it to stick to puffed millet and still be compliant on genotype.


You can buy millet cakes just like rice cakes. ;) You can also put on ground flaxseed to make it even more beneficial and on the top of it all put on walnuts, almonds or shelled pumpkin seeds. Yummilicious. ;)

Debra :)

Posted by: TypeOSecretor, Friday, January 18, 2008, 2:56am; Reply: 14
Quoted from Debra+


You can buy millet cakes just like rice cakes. ;) You can also put on ground flaxseed to make it even more beneficial and on the top of it all put on walnuts, almonds or shelled pumpkin seeds. Yummilicious. ;)

Debra :)




I haven't seen them yet - is there a particular brand?  Do you have to pour on the ghee and butter - or just sprinkle the nutritional yeast on top?
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 4:12pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from TypeOSecretor
I kept hearing people talking about trying it on rice cakes with melted butter and ghee.  I was going to try it but never did.  But that may be out for awhile.  I wonder how I could get it to stick to puffed millet and still be compliant on genotype.

With the rice cakes, I recommend breaking them up, because then what you end up with is basically a popcorn substitute that is FANTASTIC!  You could also do the same with your puffed millet and you wouldn't need to break it up because they are already single "puffs", right?  Simply drizzle in some ghee (dark-toasted sesame oil is also vunderbar in this, for types who can have it!), sprinkle a generous amount of nutritional yeast flakes in, add sea salt to taste, and shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your booty, shake your booty!  Voila:  popcorn substitute that is at least as good as the real thing!

Nutritional yeast is one of my favorite, favorite, favorite items to ingest.  Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  Yeah, babe.

Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 2:30am; Reply: 16
Quoted from Peppermint Twist

With the rice cakes, I recommend breaking them up, because then what you end up with is basically a popcorn substitute that is FANTASTIC!  You could also do the same with your puffed millet and you wouldn't need to break it up because they are already single "puffs", right?  Simply drizzle in some ghee (dark-toasted sesame oil is also vunderbar in this, for types who can have it!), sprinkle a generous amount of nutritional yeast flakes in, add sea salt to taste, and shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your booty, shake your booty!  Voila:  popcorn substitute that is at least as good as the real thing!

Nutritional yeast is one of my favorite, favorite, favorite items to ingest.  Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  Yeah, babe.



WOW!!! super cool!!! Thanks so much for sharing this PT!!!
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 11:53pm; Reply: 17
I, actually, got the idea from one of Mikeo's blogs.  A friend of his did this..."The other morning she took some 100% toasted kamut/spelt bread, poured a little olive oil on top of it…when on to mix honey and tahini and spread that on top. She then took some flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed) and spread that on top and topped that off with some fresh walnuts. Now you might say overkill, but what you have here is an EFA (essential fatty acids) super snack, which explodes with flavor. If you’re an O suffering from arthritis and want something to help your joints, give this a try…(who needs Novacain?)"

I just tweaked some of the ingredients.   I use ghee and I just spread a little on it.  (Did I say a little  ::) )  I sprinkle on the ground flaxseed and nutritional yeast and place a few nuts on it after.  It's almost like having a sandwich if you use two millet cakes.  A little messy (eat over your plate and have your napkin close), but so Yummilicious. :D

I can't remember the brand name of the millet cakes.  I have an empty bag that had Kamut cakes in it.  Not sure if they were from the same brand by 'Suzie's' or not.  You could google them to find out.   I got them at a health food store in the city.  Good luck.

Debra :)
Posted by: geminisue, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 12:13am; Reply: 18
TOS- Maybe you can spray it with oliveoilspray and than sprinkle nutritional yeast on it.  Just a little goes a long way.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 3:31pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from 1323
WOW!!! super cool!!! Thanks so much for sharing this PT!!!



(dance)  (woot)  It IS supercool.  I haven't had it in a while, but faux popcorn RULES.  Enjoy!
Posted by: Molly, Thursday, January 24, 2008, 10:11pm; Reply: 20
Didn't we talk about Nutritional Yeast and Brewer's Yeast sometime last year.  I have Lewis Labs Brewer's Yeast and thought it to be great.  And it says do not refrigerate.  I thought when I googled nutritional yeast it said Brewer's Yeast, but not the type you bake with.
Molly
Posted by: Molly, Sunday, January 27, 2008, 7:09pm; Reply: 21
Hi, My Nutritional Healing book says Brewer's yeast also known as nutritional yeast.  It helps in sugar metabolism and enhanced the immune system.  It contains a significant amount of phosphorus so people suffering from osteoporosis should watch it.  But that's what this books said.  The book goes on to say if you do take the yeast add extra calcium as well.  Its probably best never to over do any supplement.  In other words "more" is not better.  I heard on the radio a person who was selling their pill and it contained B vitamins to help the adrenal glands function better and he said that brewer's yeast had the same B vitamins in it but his added the other necessary supplements to compliment the Bs.  Discussions about Adrenal function is not something that you hear often unless you are listening closely.  I'm not a doctor nor a nurse so it is very confusing and I'd rather not get anything out of kelter.
Posted by: TypeOSecretor, Sunday, January 27, 2008, 7:58pm; Reply: 22
Thanks everyone for the ideas for snacks - and using things to excess.

About brewer's yeast, I didn't buy it at the health food store because the brand they carried had too many avoids.

Posted by: Jenny, Sunday, January 27, 2008, 11:39pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from TypeOSecretor
Thanks everyone for the ideas for snacks - and using things to excess.

About brewer's yeast, I didn't buy it at the health food store because the brand they carried had too many avoids.



I've just noticed an empty brown glass jar which I will keep on the bench with yeast in it so that I don't forget to use it. Still using faux-vegemite as per our big discussion last year.
Jenny 8)
Posted by: Squirrel, Monday, January 28, 2008, 1:47am; Reply: 24
Here's a recipe for cheese-less cheesey sauce that I tweaked from one of the vegan sites. Last night we made compliant pancakes ( a little early but hey...) and spread this on them. Oh wow.

½ cup Nutritional yeast flakes
½ cup Flour (spelt, rye, rice)
2 teaspoon sea salt
2 cup Water
¼ cup Butter or Ghee
½ teaspoon garlic powder or ½ clove fresh crushed garlic
dried or fresh herbs to taste

• Mix all ingredients except butter/ghee in a saucepan; add water and cook over medium heat, whisking, until it thickens and bubbles.
• Cook 1 minute.
• Remove from heat and add butter/ghee.
• Makes enough for macaroni cheese for 2 people.
Posted by: Schluggell, Monday, January 28, 2008, 1:50pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from Squirrel
...Last night we made compliant pancakes ( a little early but hey...) and spread this on them...
½ cup Nutritional yeast flakes
½ cup Flour (spelt, rye, rice)
2 teaspoon sea salt
2 cup Water
¼ cup Butter or Ghee
½ teaspoon garlic powder or ½ clove fresh crushed garlic
dried or fresh herbs to taste...


Never had to really use any starch in our Cheeeze Sauce...May have to use more Yeast though...EVOO works just as well. Just be sure to use the largest Flakes you can find for this to get the best results - Works good on Pizza tooo.
Posted by: Debra+, Monday, January 28, 2008, 2:04pm; Reply: 26
Lecithin granules makes for a nice cheesy flavour also.

Debra :)
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