Nutra Organics Vegan Nutritional Savoury Flakes are a pure product. No chemical refining or bleaching here, and nothing artificial added, just pure whole food goodness.
Savoury Nutritional Flakes, or Nutritional Yeast as they are sometimes referred to, are packed with nutrition. They are high in B Vitamins and other trace minerals, a source of Zinc, and one of the only vegan sources of Vitamin B12, a complete bioavailable source of protein and a natural source of fibre.
How are Savoury Nutritional Flakes made? Savoury Nutritional Flakes are made from a single-celled organism fungi called Saccharomyces Cerevisiae grown on GMO-free molasses. They are harvested, washed and dried with heat to 'deactivate' them and then rolled to form flakes.
Savoury Nutritional Flakes or 'yeast flakes' should not be confused with traditional baking yeast as they contain no alcohol and won't cause or exacerbate candida or leaven baked goods.
Inactive Nutritional Yeast Flakes
|Serving Size - 10 g||Servings Approx. - 10|
per 100 g
Product of Northern Europe
|Minerals per 100 g|
|Vitamins per 100 g|
|Thiamine (B1)||14 mg|
|Riboflavin (B2)||55 mg|
|Pantothenic Acid||99 mg|
|Pyridoxine (B6)||23 mg|
|Folate (B9)||2150 mcg|
|Cobalamin (B12)||108 mcg|
Savoury Nutritional Flakes are often used as a vegan substitute to cheese due to their rick savoury flavour. Sprinkle on popcorn, stir into mashed potatoes, use anywhere in place of parmesan cheese, add a tablespoon or 2 to your dishes to add a cheesy flavour without the dairy.
Are the B vitamins and Folate in my product synthetically fortified?
Nutra Organics Vegan Nutritional Yeast Flakes are fortified with a multitude of B vitamins, however these vitamins are not necessarily synthetic. To clarify this further, we'd just like to elaborate on the mechanics of Nutritional Yeast processing that applies to ALL nutritional yeasts available on the market here in Australia.
The flakes are initially fortified with B vitamins, for example, Folic Acid, in the initial stages of growth. From there the yeast grows, organically binds too and digests the Folic Acid and other B vitamins, converting Folic Acid to Folate and the other various inorganic forms of B vitamins into their organic forms. As the yeast grows it then proliferates these organic vitamins to create a naturally nutrient rich product. Interestingly nutritional yeast is one of the only vegan sources of B12 which is otherwise impossible to obtain from a plant-based diet but is necessary for energy production, immunity and general health.
So although the yeast is fortified with "synthetic" vitamins, the organic binding, digestion and proliferation of these nutrients by the yeast changes them from an inorganic form to an organic form.
That said, as this involves an organic metabolic process by the yeast, we cannot 100% guarantee that there is no minute traces of the initial vitamins left in the product, therefore if you suffer a sever intolerance to synthetic B vitamins, we do recommend avoiding this product.
Does Nutritional Yeast have any effect on Candida infection? And what does “deactivated” mean?
The simple answer to this is no.
Nutritional Yeast is derived from the yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This yeast is a non-pathogenic yeast that may displace pathogenic yeasts such as Candida spp. within the gastrointestinal tract and has beneficial nutritional effects rather than the undesirable ones that Candida spp. is notorious for.
Further to this, it’s important to note that nutritional yeast is deactivated - meaning through fast heat treatment, the yeast is essentially killed off and can no longer proliferate or grow. Therefore by consuming nutritional yeast you are not consuming a yeast that will grow and populate your gut.
For persons allergic to yeasts, it is still important to avoid nutritional yeast altogether, however in the instance of mild intolerance, this kind of deactivated yeast is usually well tolerated.
I am not vegan but love these on pasta, veges and anything savoury really! My kids love them too. #nutralovecomp
Very tasty and lower sodium than other brands. Hot meals, soups and even salads, just aren’t the same without it now! I have searched for a 100% unfortified product in Australia with great difficulty, but am happy with the explanation of Nutra Organic’s manufacturing process described on this page - it finally clarified the confusion for me! I recommend the 400g bags for good value for money. #nutralovecomp
I love these nutritional yeast flakes on my verges, pasta and soup. They taste great.
These nutritional flakes taste so good sprinkled onto anything savoury, and made in cashew cheese. Easiest way to get enough Vit B12 in my diet!