Originally Posted by Sarah Macey
is Nutritional yeast the same as yeast extract? thanks
Nutritional yeast is grown on molasses, or organic sugar beets, then deactivated. It's grown for it's nutritional properties, and flavor, and is often fortified with B12 and folic acid, though many prefer it without the artificial folic acid.
Nutritional yeast- often referred to as nooch, is either yellow- beigey flakes, or powder, and has a nutty, somewhat 'cheesey' taste that can be used in sauces, or subbed for parmasean. Lemon and salt really enhance it's cheesy taste(at least to me)
Yeast extract sounds like Marmite, which---is different. I can't describe the process, but marmite is like a - tarry paste, really salty, kinda bitter- it isn't at all like nooch in taste or nutrients
Brewers yeast is also completely different. Nutritional yeast is specifically grown as a food, brewers yeast is a by product of beer, and does not taste good!