Is Nutritional Yeast Bad For You?


The quick answer is that: No, nutritional yeast is not bad for you.

In fact, it’s quite healthy, and a great thing to eat if you’re a vegan.

Let’s quickly go over what’s in it.

Nutritional Yeast Nutrition

Bob’s Red Mill’s nutritional yeast

This type of yeast has loads of pretty much all B-Vitamins: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, and B12.

It’s one of the best food sources of B12, riboflavin, and folate for vegans.

If you’re not going to use a vitamin B12 supplement as a vegan, you should be eating nutritional yeast regularly.

There’s nothing in it that would hurt you unless you’re specifically allergic to it (which I’ve never heard of happening).

While it’s possible to eat too much nutritional yeast, you’d have to eat multiple cups per day, which seems very difficult.

About the author

Dale C.

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance writer. Trying to do my small part in making the world better by writing about the wonderful world of veganism.

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