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Vegan Nutritional Yeast Flakes - B12 Fortified, Superior Nooch

£7.99

Vegan Nutritional Yeast Flakes - B12 Fortified

 

  • Fortified with Vitamin B12

  • Essential for Vegan Diet

  • Perfect Tasty Addition to Many Foods

Nutritional yeast flakes with B12

Nutritional yeast with B12 is obtained from yeast that has been cultured for a couple of days in a nutrient-rich medium and then deactivated by heating it. Nutritional yeast with B12 is commercially available in various forms e.g. flakes and powder. Nutritional yeast is popularly known as nooch. Yeasts are microscopic organisms that fall under the kingdom Fungi and domain Eukaryota. The form of reproduction for a majority of fungi, including yeast, is through binary fission or budding. Both of these are asexual methods of reproduction. A strain of yeast known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae is used in the production of nutritional yeast flakes with B12. This is the same strain used when making beer and bread. The word “yeast” was derived from the English term “gyst” which was also borrowed from the Indo- European term “yes-“, which translates to foaming, boiling, or bubbling.

Nutritional yeast production is a lengthy and comprehensive process that is achieved after the completion of six crucial stages. The first important stage is called the seeding stage. This happens when the seed of the yeast is placed in a sterile environment to achieve little growth before being moved to a nutrient-rich medium for substantial growth. Glucose obtained from sugarcane or beet molasses is the most common nutrient growth medium. The cultivation stage forms the second part of this process. This is where temperature and pH are controlled carefully to ensure that the yeast fully utilizes the nutrients for optimum growth. The next stage is fermentation. Fermentation takes a few days to happen. During fermentation, the yeast particles flocculate together and drop to the bottom of the medium. The harvesting stage then follows. The mixture containing flocculated yeast and the liquid solution from the nutrient medium is collected. This liquid is called yeast cream. The next one is the fortification stage. The yeast cream is pasteurized to make it inactive and vitamin B12 is added to supplement it. The final stage is the drying and collection stage. Here, dehydration of the liquid takes place forming Nutritional yeast flakes with B12. These flakes are yellow with a bread-like smell.

Yeast has been used by humans for more than 5000 years. Ancient Egyptian civilizations used wild yeast to make bread. Ancient texts suggested that ancient Egyptian civilization collected air-borne yeast spores and included them in the bread-making process thus making bread fluffier. Ancient drawings on the walls of tombs in Luxor portrayed some kind of contemporary ovens with loaves of bread rising in them. The use of yeast is also referenced many times in the bible. Yeast was used metaphorically in parables from the New Testament to explain various concepts relating to the kingdom of God. However, it wasn’t until the late 1600s’ that the scientific explanation for the way yeast functions was found. It was around this period that Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the son of a brewer first observed yeast under a microscope. Subsequently, relations between brewers and bakers significantly increased as every baker had to source their yeast from beer barms. The word “barm” stood for bread that had been leavened using yeast. This relationship went on till the onset of the 19th century when Mrs. Rundell developed a recipe for making homemade yeast. In the mid-1800s, the famous French scientist Louis Pasteur studied fermentation and was able to decipher that yeast was a living microorganism and it was solely responsible for fermentation.

  • Please note it is against MHRA guidelines for us to talk about any potential health benefits for this supplement however a quick google search on the potential benefits and you may be surprised.

How To Use

Use as required, can be used in many ways, sprinkle on salads, stirred into soaps, used in cooking and baking.


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