Negative impact from eating too much nutritional yeast?

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Negative impact from eating too much nutritional yeast?

Postby Girl N Pearls » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:53 pm

I am at the end of week two of eating vegan for 365 days and I am wondering if my new favorite pantry staple can be harmful if I eat too much of it. I love cheese, it has been the hardest thing for me to give up. I discovered nutritional yeast as a flavoring substitute for my beloved cheese in many dishes a few days into going vegan. Now I bet I have gone through a pound of the stuff in one week. I am wondering if there is a negative impact from eating too much of it?

I have also read that nutritional yeast has b-12 in it, does that mean I don't need to take a b-12 supplement if I am eating the yeast?
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Re: Negative impact from eating too much nutritional yeast?

Postby JeffN » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:11 am

Thanks for the question...

Here is another question that was posted on my FB.

"I love eating nutritional yeast by the spoonful. I can eat half cup just like that. Could that be an issue? I don't feel sick or anything after eating it. I just love it."

As we can see, the answer to how much some people are using is…..

..... quite a bit!

Nutritional yeast is often used by vegans and vegetarians because it is thought to be a good source of B vitamins and protein and some think of it as a good source of B12. It is also often used as a cheese substitute in some recipes. Some people even use it in a shaker as a Parmesan cheese substitute. However, I am not a fan of nutritional yeast, I don’t use it myself and don’t recommend it. It’s calorie density is 1700 cal/lb, virtually the same as sugar. If you find it useful in some recipes, use it sparingly as a condiment as you would sugar.

The following links will take you to discussions of my concerns....

Nutritional Yeast, Protein and IGF ... =22&t=9463

Brewers Yeast vs Nutritional Yeast ... =22&t=8605

Nutritional Yeast and B12 ... 22&t=22533

Misc ... =22&t=9660

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