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What are yeast flakes and why are they worth eating?

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I heard about yeast flakes for the first time after switching to a vegetarian diet. It's a great substitute for "cheese flavor". Together with cooked potato, it can replace cheese on a pizza (it looks like ordinary cheese!), And yeast flakes are very healthy.

What are yeast flakes?

Yeast flakes are an inactive form of yeast, they do not ferment in our body like ordinary yeast supposedly does. We talked about yeast some time ago with our friends. Some say that they are not healthy and not worth eating. Others say the opposite. We are not yeast-like, but I don't see the need to eliminate them from our menu. Homemade pizza on real yeast is something delicious!
I tried to eat yeast flakes with a spoon because I was very curious how they tasted. A bit like diced yeast, there is definitely a "cheese" note with a nutty aftertaste. They are not tasty in themselves, but as an additive definitely yes.

Why is it worth eating yeast?

Yeast flakes, in addition to being a good substitute for "cheese" taste, are also very healthy. They are rich in folic acid, B vitamins, protein, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chromium, fiber, and aspartic acid. It's impressive, right?
I know a few hair maniacs who use yeast flakes as a dietary supplement. A teaspoon of cereals swallow and drink with water. They claim that they work great on hair growth and save them from the most severe oppressions. Of course, the effects can be seen after some time using this method regularly.
How to eat yeast flakes and what to add them to?
As I mentioned before - yeast flakes are a great substitute for cheese sauce. Just add a teaspoon or more (as you like) to the boiled potato flakes and blend them with the potato for the sauce. Add spices. It's so simple and how fast.
They can also be used as a coating (a replacement for breadcrumbs) not only for veggie diets, but also for regular cutlets, as well as for thickening sauces (I recommend using them very often in this way). Yeast flakes are also a great substitute for Parmesan cheese for sprinkling spaghetti and various types of pasta. Some add yeast flakes to potato pancakes so that they do not fall apart. I haven't tried this method yet, but it can give the pies an interesting taste.
The use of yeast flakes is limited only by our mind. In fact, they can be added to virtually any dry dish.

Where to buy yeast flakes?

I bought yeast flakes in a veg food store. I also saw them in Leclerc at the health food stand. However, they were much more expensive there. By default, they can be found in online grocery stores.
I think it is a product that has many uses and is very healthy. It's worth having it in your kitchen.


  1. Avatar Natalia Ptaszek 3 January 2017 / 06: 51

    It may be a weirdo, but I like to eat ordinary yeast. I used to drink them in disgust to improve skin condition. Now I eat the package with taste from time to time, thanks to which the hair grows much faster

  2. Avatar Edyta My piece of floor 27 December 2016 / 11: 50

    I have never heard of them! It is true that I will not use them in the form of a coating, but in general they can certainly have many uses 🙂

  3. Avatar Ola Ćmachowska 26 December 2016 / 23: 25

    I will honestly say that for the first time I hear about this form of yeast, let alone a yeast substitute for cheese przy and it will be useful because currently breastfeeding I can not eat dairy products, the little has non-latency. I have to try :), Regards, Mamatywna.

  4. Avatar Victoria Handmade 26 December 2016 / 18: 07

    Great post! I have not heard of yeast flakes before .. I will try for sure 🙂 Thanks 🙂

  5. Avatar ANIA BLOGS. 26 December 2016 / 18: 05

    I wonder, I've never heard of that. I think it's time to try 🙂

  6. Avatar Asia 27 June 2016 / 22: 12

    I see these petals for the first time! One day I will definitely try them because I am very intrigued by such strange things!

  7. Avatar Renata D. 27 June 2016 / 08: 43

    I haven't heard of these petals yet. It's interesting how many uses they have. Maybe I will try, but certainly not as a substitute for cheese pizza :). Regards, Renata

    • Avatar [Email protected] 27 June 2016 / 20: 35

      Try the potato cheese (with yeast flakes). You'll be surprised how great it tastes! 🙂

  8. Avatar DietoTeczka 17 June 2016 / 07: 55

    I hear about such flakes for the first time! I like reading articles like this, where I learn something new 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 17 June 2016 / 08: 27

      I'm glad you found something valuable here 🙂 yesterday I was making vegan parmesan cheese with yeast flakes, and today a cheese and garlic sauce with yeast flakes 😉

  9. Avatar Kasia Equal Blog 9 May 2016 / 07: 33

    I love yeast flakes! First of all, they are great for enhancing the taste of vegetable soups. And vegan cheese from potato, carrot and yeast flakes is a complete hit.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 9 May 2016 / 07: 41

      Potato cheese is magic at all! I make it for everything that is too "dry" and pizza with potato cheese - a fairy tale!

  10. Avatar Ekomentalnie 9 May 2016 / 07: 18

    I have yeast flakes in the kitchen and I often even put them somewhere there 🙂 And I only got to know them because the lady in the store recommended them to my husband for dandruff 😛

    • Avatar [Email protected] 9 May 2016 / 07: 36

      ABOUT! That they work on dandruff I have not heard. Certainly for hair growth Girls drink yeast flakes flooded with water. I have not tried. They are a good substitute for cheese

  11. Avatar Paweł is training 9 May 2016 / 07: 07

    Everything is great, but I'm interested in how it looks with calories and macronutrients, because e.g. cheese contains a large amount of protein, which is important to me, as well as the fat contained therein. Regards ^^

    • Avatar [Email protected] 9 May 2016 / 07: 16

      According to the information on the protein packaging, 100g is 28,0 ga fat and 6,0g

      - 342 calories kcal
      - 32,0 carbohydrates g
      - Saturated acids 0 g
      - 0 monounsaturated acids g
      - Polyunsaturates 0 g
      - Cholesterol 0 g
      - 0 sugar g
      - 0 salt g
      - Simple sugars 0 g

  12. Avatar Sailing 28 April 2016 / 14: 14

    I need to get them. 🙂

  13. Avatar Sylwia N. 28 April 2016 / 07: 21

    Just yesterday I saw them at my mill, and I wondered what they were for. Thanks for the reply 🙂

  14. Avatar Gabistworkowo 28 April 2016 / 07: 06

    And this is new. I have never eaten and recently I have been trying to avoid cheese. And my Gabistworek is completely dairy free, so it's nice to meet your substitute 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 28 April 2016 / 07: 12

      Try the potato sauce (a great substitute for cheese, e.g. on pizza or casseroles: D)

  15. Avatar moniowiec 28 April 2016 / 06: 56

    It is worth adding that cheese is very cholesterogenic! For people who like it and often eat (like me!) Cereal is a good substitute. I have to try it out! Does the complexion also save a little, because I need help.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 28 April 2016 / 07: 01

      Yes it's true. Cheese is not healthy at all.

      I recommend darsonval for skin problems: Click

  16. Avatar Marzena T. 27 April 2016 / 17: 58

    Recently, I have seen a recipe for pasta with these flakes somewhere and they intrigued me 🙂 Thank you for the entry, now I know where to buy them 😀

    • Avatar [Email protected] 27 April 2016 / 20: 18

      Take a look at our fanpage. I added a recipe for a quick vegan risotto with spinach (yeast flakes in the recipe) Click

  17. Avatar GumaDoZuciax3 27 April 2016 / 17: 24

    I have wanted to buy a packet of cereals for a long time but they are so expensive that I don't feel sorry for them: /

    • Avatar [Email protected] 27 April 2016 / 17: 36

      They are so efficient! I bought my packaging six months ago and it's still a lot; D I use it mainly as an addition to sauces, risotto, etc. 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 27 April 2016 / 17: 42

      They have a slightly cheese aftertaste - perfect for sauces sos

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