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List of Foods With Brewer's Yeast

author image Lindsay Ingalls
Lindsay Ingalls, a certified holistic health coach, began writing in 2006. She has been featured on Living Harvest, Meatless Monday and other online publications. Lindsay received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
List of Foods With Brewer's Yeast
You can add brewer's yeast to your morning smoothie. Photo Credit: Kanawa_Studio/iStock/Getty Images

Brewer's yeast comes from the saccharomyces cerevisiae fungus. It is ground into a powder and used in a variety of foods. Unlike the yeast you use in baking, brewer's yeast is an inactive yeast that has no leavening power. It is easy to digest and is a rich source of B vitamins, essential amino acids and minerals. It is also a vegetarian source of vitamin B12.

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Foods Containing Brewer's Yeast

Only a few food products contain brewer's yeast, including Vegemite and Marmite, which are food spreads made from brewer's yeast. Typically, you spread them on crackers and toast. It is more common to find brewer's yeast in its powdered form.

Uses for Brewer's Yeast

You can use the powdered form of brewer's yeast sprinkled over hot and cold cereals. You can add it to a sauce or soup or add it to a morning smoothie. When you first introduce brewer's yeast to your diet, start with 1/4 teaspoon and double that amount every other day until your daily intake is between 1 to 3 tablespoons.

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