Common Names: Brewer’s Yeast, Baker’s Yeast
Scientific Name: Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Common Uses: A terrific food, providing nutrition, enhancing flavor, and adding taste to your favorite meals and drinks. An excellent source of protein (52%), containing essential amino acids. Gluten Free. Rich in vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins. An excellent source of folic acid, which is important for formation, growth, and reproduction of red blood cells. It can be used in almost any recipe and in small amounts will enhance the flavor.
*Warnings: No known warnings or side effects.
Origin: Saccharomyces when translated means “sugar fungus”. That is what this yeast uses for food. They are found in the wild growing on the skins of grapes and other fruits.