Nutritional yeast is nutrient dense, as well as high-protein and low-fat. Abundant in B vitamins, it is a flavorful and functional seasoning for those who adhere to a plant-based diet. In fact, it is affectionately known as “nooch,” because it is considered the vegan substitute for cheese.
Nutritional yeast can be added to nearly any food, especially when cheese flavor is desired, but dairy, fat and cholesterol are not. Sprinkle on popcorn, over roasted vegetables, salads, soups, egg and bean dishes, and sauces (i.e., cheese sauce for vegan macaroni and cheese).