Nutritional Yeast Flakes from Indigo Herbs are Organic, delicious and high in B vitamins. These Yeast Flakes are cultivated on Organic Wheat to be especially Organic. One of the only purely Organic Yeast Flakes on the market with no additives. Nutritional Yeast Flakes can be mixed or sprinkled onto all kinds of foods making them a great flavour enhancer and a good way of boosting your B Vitamin intake.
At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality Wholefoods. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the health benefits, quality, manufacture and suggested use of this wholefood. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals and Superfoods.
Nutritional Yeast is a unique and rich source of many health benefits. It is exceptionally high in B Complex Vitamins – B1, B2, B3, B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 and B9 (Folate). This is especially useful to vegans and vegetarians who may have concerns about getting enough B Vitamins in their diets. Essential to mental health and wellbeing, B Vitamins are powerful antioxidants to brain cells and are often referred to as “mood vitamins” as they help the body make feel good hormones such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. They are also important to the central nervous system, with Vitamin B1 in particular assisting the proper development of myelin sheaths around nerves, thus improving the body’s ability to withstand stress.
The importance of these vitamins in energy metabolism cannot be overstated – with the exception of Folate, all of the B Vitamins play a critical role in the breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates and fats into energy we can use. Digestive enzymes require these vitamins to “pull out” the macronutrients from storage in the cells. Pantothenic Acid in particular – through its incorporation into a molecule called coenzyme A (CoA) - occupies a central place in energy metabolism, acting to allow carbohydrates, fats and proteins to be burned as energy sources.
Nutritional Yeast is also richly furnished with essential minerals. It is High in Magnesium, an essential mineral for overall vibrant health and responsible for over 300 enzymatic processes in the body. It is required to give the “spark of life” to metabolic functions and is nature’s relaxant – deficiency in this important mineral can manifest as extreme fatigue and painful muscle cramps.
Zinc, Copper and Manganese are required by the immune system, your body needs Zinc to make T-cells, a type of white blood cell that fights off foreign invaders in your bloodstream, and Copper to make healthy white blood cells. Copper and Manganese are also powerful antioxidants, Manganese is a component of the antioxidant enzyme Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). This is the body’s primary antioxidant and it’s most potent defence against free radicals and the ensuing inflammatory reactions.
High in Complete Plant Based Protein, Nutritional Yeast provides all 9 essential amino acids that the body cannot produce. Just one serving of Nutritional Yeast will supply you with 1 – 2 times the RDA of B1 to B6 and a good dose of B5 and B9, making these tasty flakes a valuable addition to a vegan/vegetarian diet.
Our Wholefoods are 100% pure and unprocessed with nothing added. They are simple and easy to integrate into your daily diet. Seeds can be roasted or soaked and sprouted. Nuts can be made into nut milk, nut butter or snacked upon. Fruits can flavour a cake, bread or biscuits, or make a great topping to breakfast cereal.
Nuts, seeds and dried fruit all make great ingredients for a superfood snack trail mix, and can supply essential daily nutrients whilst being delicious and satisfying. For full instructions go to our How to use Wholefoods page.
Organic Nutritional Yeast Flakes can be used in a multitude of different ways - sprinkled on salads, stirred into soup, used in cooking and baking.
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- Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation
- Produced to GMP standards
- Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- Gluten free
- Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch
Our Nutritional Yeast Flakes are made by growing live yeast on organic wheat. This process makes these Yeast Flakes some of the only Organic yeast flakes on the market. Nutritional Yeast comes from a single celled organism called Saccharomyces cerevisiae; usually grown on Molasses, our yeast flakes are grown on organic wheat to make the final product completely organic. After the yeast has grown, it is harvested from the wheat, washed and dried. The drying aspect of the process effectively deactivates, or stops, the yeast from growing any further. Unlike brewers yeast which is active, Nutritional Yeast Flakes are deactivated so they can be consumed. Also, our Yeast Flakes have no other additives like other brands.
This Organic Nutritional Yeast is grown on Organic wheat. People with gluten intolerance should not eat these Organic Nutritional Yeast Flakes.