A few people have asked me some questions about inactivated brewers yeast. They are not really sure what to do with it and how it can help their health. So I thought I should explain why you should use it and how it can be used.
Brewer’s yeast is a by-product of the beer industry, absorbing vitamins and nutrients from the other ingredients involved in the brewing process. This means it is a good source of protein and B complex vitamins. These vitamins help break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins which provide the body with energy.
Brewer's yeast is a rich source of chromium. Scientists think it may help treat high blood sugar by lowering blood sugar levels, as well improving glucose tolerance and reducing the amount of insulin needed. It is reported that brewer’s yeast naturally increases milk supply in breastfeeding mothers, as well as help conditions such as eczema and acne. Maintains healthy weight levels, while regulating blood sugar
How to use:
Brewer’s yeast has a bitter taste. It has a yeasty, almost cheesy flavour. It can be used in:
Bread and cake baking (not as a raising agent).
Use like a parmesan cheese and faux cheese.
Sprinkle a moderate amount of powdered brewer’s yeast on popcorn to make your own cheese-flavoured variety of this snack.
Salad dressings and toppings on pasta dishes.
Add a teaspoon or two into your own home-made broth/soup.
Add to juice, fruit or vegetables to add flavour.
It is often advised that brewer’s yeast be added at the end or after the food is cooked so that the heat doesn’t wipe out the B vitamins.
It cannot be used for beer making as the yeast is inactivated.
We recommend Lotus brewer’s yeast, which we sell in hour store earthly passion food.
Why you should choose the Lotus Brewer’s Yeast
Source of Protein and Fibre (comprises all the essential amino acids)
Help correct skin conditions such as eczema and acne
Boost the immune system
Assist with blood sugar regulation
Helps with improving tolerance to glucose and reducing the need for insulin.
Effective with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Lower bad cholesterol levels
Maintain healthy weight levels
Help lactation in breastfeeding women
Inactive dried yeast. Brewer's yeast is made from a one-celled fungus called Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Do not use brewer's yeast if you have the following conditions:
I hope you have found this informative. I know with all the health foods out there, it can be a bit confusing as to what are the benefits of using them and how to use them. We hope this article at least helps you understand Brewer’s yeast a bit better.
If you have any questions or more suggestions as what to do with brewer’s yeast, we would love to hear them.
Eat well earthly passionately,
Attracta & the earthly passion team.