Nutritional yeast flakes, the vegan food with a cheesy, nutty taste.
Nutritional yeast is not the same as brewers yeast, they are from differing strains of yeast. Nutritional yeast is deactivated yeast and is a great source of nutrition, it is a complete protein and is particularly rich in the B vitamins. That is great news for vegetarians and vegans alike. It is naturally low in sodium. Because of this it is a popular condiment for those wanting to limit the salt intake but wanting a little more 'taste' on food. It can be used by everyone to add a cheese like flavour to cooking or as a condiment. Great to use instead of parmesan cheese. Go on try it.
Engevita is such a pleasant tasting yeast that it can be consumed as it is. It is also readily dissolved in water, milk, fruit or vegetable juices and can be sprinkled on soups, stews, casseroles, salads and breakfast cereals to enhance the flavour. Nutritional Yeast makes a great popcorn topper or add it to mashed or fried potatoes, shake it into scrambled tofu or eggs.
Dried inactive yeast.
Energy 1500kJ/357kcal, Protein 45g, Carbohydrates 33g (of which sugars 1g), Fat 5g (of which saturates 2.5g), Dietary Fibre 20g, Sodium 1g,
, Phosphorus 1200mg, Magnesium 180mg, Iron 4.5mg, Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 15mg, Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 25mg, Niacin (Nicotinic Acid) 150mg, Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) 1.8mg, Folic Acid 23pg, pantothenic acid 1.3mg .
Engevita nutritional yeast is one of the richest natural sources of the B group of vitamins. It is also rich in protein, amino acids, enzymes, minerals and trace elements. Engevita is a purely natural food, specifically produced for human consumption and is a primary grown strain of Saccharomyces Cerevasiae.
Customer reviews - Marigold Engevita Nutritional Yeast Flakes 125g
Tue 29th Nov 2011
Make a white sauce with oatmilk, stir in a couple of tablespoons of the yeast flakes and you have a very tasty alternative to cheese sauce. It tastes great with spinach stirred through it too!Reviewer's Name:
Tue 12th Oct 2010
I was sceptical about this product until I tried it. It's got an almost cheesy flavour and works great as a topping on bakes etc. Only one tip - use sparingly as the taste can be very strongReviewer's Name:
miss a roberts -
Thu 28th Oct 2010
Marigold Engevita Nurtitional Yeast Flakes are the only brand of nutritional yeast flakes available in the Uk and for that, I'm grateful. Nutritional yeast is important for vegans because they have slight traces of b12 which is the only nutrient that are hard to come by for vegans. That aside, it's yummy! As many have already discovered, it imparts a cheesiness to most things (especially tofu) but can be combine with other herbs for different flavors (try dried oregano, nutritional yeast and a pinch of salt and it tastes similar to chicken!). Lastly, price is a factor and although it is a little expensive, you won't need a lot and therefore, it'll be worth it in the long run.Reviewer's Name:
Christina Pham -
Wed 5th Jan 2011
Engevita yeast flakes are an excellent low-fat, low-calorie source of protein for vegans. It has a kind of cheesy, nutty flavour - I use it sprinkled on top of pasta dishes as a substitute for parmesan, mixed into vegan risottos just before serving and as a topping for stir-fries. Reviewer's Name:
Woody The vegan -
Thu 6th Jan 2011
I can't believe how good this stuff is. I mix it with bread crumbs for breading veggies to grill/fry and add a tablespoonful when making bread for a richer taste. I absolutely love this product!Reviewer's Name:
Mrs. Steven Potts Versatile! -
Mon 7th Mar 2011
These yeast flakes have a very pleasant flavour and they are very versatile. I sprinkle them on soups, pasta, rice etc.Reviewer's Name:
Annabelle T.Great value yeast flakes -
Sat 12th Mar 2011
Another really good price for this product. Lovely cheesy flavour. Great addition to sauces.Reviewer's Name:
kate very moreish -
Wed 11th May 2011
This is amazing whether you're vegan or not, it's so tasty that it's quite addictive. It has a lovely cheesy flavour and is lovely on potatoes, popcorn, crackers, in sauces, pasta... anything really, even straight from the pot. Plus it's full of vitamins and minerals so does you some good too. I wish I discovered engevita earlier.Reviewer's Name:
Anna Kaloyan -
Mon 1st Aug 2011
I would give this product 1000 stars if I could. Gives great flavour to a varity of dishes. I sprinkle it on salads, mix into mash or pasta dishes.. I gave up cheese and basically use this where ever I would have used cheese :)Reviewer's Name:
Mrs c p Fay -
Sat 24th Sep 2011
I remember when a vegan friend first showed me engevita and I couldn't believe that she ate something that looked like fish food! And then I tasted it, wow!
It's fantastically versatile and packed full of B vitamins. I hadn't realised it was a complete protein (doh!).
I use it melted into margarine on a piece of lightly toasted bread (spread marg on the toast, sprinkle on engevita and put under the grill til the engevita looks 'melted' but not browned)
It's utterly delicious (my little one and my elderly grandmother both love it!) especially when topped with a piece of fried tofu (I went through a substitute fried egg phase a few years ago, and though this was rather nice!)In fact if you have sprinkle the engevita onto the marg spread bread and pan cook it (without oil)in a frying pan til the engevita melts into the bread.. mmmmmm..
It makes a smashing cheese sauce with a smidge of miso (google vegan cheese sauce or check out the uncheese cookbook) I use it to make peso with cashews, basil or parsley, miso, garlic and lemon juice and olive or rapeseed oil, and often have some vegan parmesan on the go (the classic blended up engevita, miso and cashews/sesame seeds again!)
Or just chuck it liberally over a red lentil sauce, or mmmm... must make some 'cheese' soup again, it's lovely! It goes a long way by the way, I'm constantly into mine and it still lasts me at least a couple of weeks unlike a block of 'cheese'. And you can use it for a lot more!
Ooooh, before I forget, it is utterly fantastic put into mashed potato, gives a really wonderful flavourReviewer's Name:
Sat 29th Oct 2011
I do not know how I managed without Nutritional Yeast flakes. They are so easy and quick to use for a wide variety of snacks and meals, adding good nutrition, consistency and taste. I think they are an important part of a vegan diet and also recommend them for non-vegans. Reviewer's Name:
Thu 17th Nov 2011
Very nice and tasty, a good addition as a sprinkle condiment.Reviewer's Name:
Thu 19th Jan 2012
Excellent product. Delicious flavour, very versatile. Sprinkle on soup, salads, scrambled eggs. If you want a cheese sauce without the cheese, this is perfect. Definitely recommend.Reviewer's Name:
C S -
Mon 20th Feb 2012
This is great! I keep it on the kitchen table and my little ones always ask for 'nooch' on their pasta and veggies. I use it in a very wide variety of dishes. It's delicious and high in protein.
Also -- this is important -- the containers are HUGE! There is a lot of nooch in these and they are way bigger than I thought they would be. Yay! :DReviewer's Name:
Chloe Nightingale -
Sun 2nd Sep 2012
These are great for my vegan husband and daughter, I mix some in to soups, casseroles nut pates etc etc giving them a nitriional boost especially with b vits.Reviewer's Name:
Mrs C McGlashan -
Sat 13th Oct 2012
Mmmm! I love these so much. I always have our cupboard stocked-they are so good in any savoury recipe. A mild cheesy flavour, blends well into sauces or great as a garnish. Sometimes I just dip veggies in them!Reviewer's Name:
Paul Richardson Great food topping -
Sat 3rd Nov 2012
I always fall back on this product when I can't find the one with added zinc and B vitamins. This is equal in taste and multi-uses (sprinkling on top of food, used in light cooking, used to make sauces) and if it wasn't for the packaging most of my family wouldn't tell the difference between this and the other one. I always have one on standby!Reviewer's Name:
D BISALA Vital Vitamin -
Thu 15th Nov 2012
A delicious cheesy flavoured yeast that can be added to raw and cooked foods giving that extra uplifting taste to variety of dishes. Reviewer's Name:
Lalita B -
Thu 13th Dec 2012
I can't recommend nutritional yeast highly enough for providing me with some extra, much-needed energy! You can use this as a cheese alternative in pasta sauces, etc, but I love the taste so much I eat this by the spoonful throughout the day whenever I'm feeling tired or peckish. Reviewer's Name:
LMD Tasty -
Tue 15th Jan 2013
Great for making a variety of recipes - including kale chips and "cheezy" subsitiutes! Reviewer's Name:
Miss Z Fronkova Excellent -
Tue 15th Jan 2013
Good for making "cheezy" substitute sauces and tasty in a variety of recipes! Reviewer's Name:
SusiSource of Chromium -
Tue 22nd Jan 2013
An excellent source of chromium, vital for the efficient utilisation of insulin which regulates blood sugar levels and for energy production by carrying circulating blood glucose to the cells.Reviewer's Name:
Anna A staple -
Sun 7th Jul 2013
This is a vegan/dairy-free staple in my book. So versatile- use wherever cheese is called for, or make your own vegan cheese with it. Make sure you keep the lid on tightly so that the flakes remain crispy and not damp and stale (I like to have a tiny mesh bag of rice to put in mine if I know I won't be getting through it quickly.) Some stores I have bought/ordered nutritional yeast from have delivered clearly fairly old stock- where the flakes have indeed become damp and stale, however I have not had this problem with Goodness, and the price is comparable to the best alternative option you can find on the internet. It is nice to have the option of nutritional yeast B12 now, but I find since I religiously take my B12 vitamin and drink B12 supplemented non-dairy milks that I don't think it is worth the extra money for me. Reviewer's Name:
LauraMaraigold yeast flakes -
Fri 19th Jul 2013
These add a lovely "cheesy" flavour to so many dishes. Reviewer's Name:
G A Austin -
Wed 2nd Oct 2013
Tasty and nutritious, great on all savoury food.Reviewer's Name:
lorna wallace -
Fri 14th Mar 2014
I have read mixed reviews regarding nutritional yeast and I have to say I'm so glad I've introduced it into my cooking. Very versatile and very flavoursome.Reviewer's Name:
Tue 5th Jun 2012
Try tossing freshly popped popcorn with melted butter and a good sprinkling of yeast flakes.Reviewer's Name: