Even though this isn’t a new product but still recently it has gained attention because of its umami floor and an attractive nutritional profile. Nutritional yeast has another name of “Nooch” and is commonly found in pantries and as a staple in vegan homes. Why vegans? Well, we all know that vegans miss out on the savory component of meat and cheese which is why they try on this yeast which partially covers for it.
What is “Nooch”?
Nooch is nutritional yeast which grows on sugar canes and is pretty much similar to the brewer’s yeast which is used in a process for making beer. It is first harvested from where it grows (sugar canes) and then it is dried after being heated. When it grows through this process, the yeast becomes inactive so that it doesn’t further grow.
What is its taste?
As already mentioned, it helps vegans cover for the taste which they are missing out by not consuming meat or cheese, so Nooch has a taste which is savory like umami flavor, cheese or a nut. Not just for vegans, even if you are a meat eater you will certainly want to eat more once you try it.
Full of nutritional energy
This is probably the main reason why it has become so famous recently, and everyone prefers to keep it in their kitchen. To be more specific, this nutritional information about one spoonful of Nooch will give you a good idea of what it contains.
Carbohydrates: 2 grams
1 gram of fiber
3 grams of protein
40% Vitamin B12
When you will buy it in product form, vitamin B 12 will be artificially added in it because that one nutrition isn’t in it naturally. The reason why it is added is because B12 is contained in animal products and so it is added in Nooch as well so that vegans can enjoy it. Additional benefits are that it does not contain any gluten, salt, sugar or cholesterol. So, basically, anyone can eat it.
You can easily use Nooch as a replacement for cheese and enjoy while you are having pasta or just inside a grilled sandwich. You can add some of it on pizza or mix in the soup to improve the flavor as well as the nutritional intake.
Sprinkle it on your daily salad bowls, and you will then certainly enjoy having those greens. Children will love it too so if there is anything which they aren’t eating, try giving it to them with some Nooch to improvise the flavor.
Where can you get it?
Now that it has become more popular, you can easily find it in supermarkets, grocery marts, and whole food sellers.
Keep it away from sunlight and store in a cool place, and room temperature can work as well. You should store it in air tight and dark containers so that even if sunlight gets in, the yeast doesn’t get affected. Also, if you store it in a proper way, then it can last about as long as two years.