Ever wondered what the heck people were talking about when they start talking/writing about Nooch? Well it's just a short name for Nutritional Yeast. Nutritional Yeast is yellowish flakes that taste nutty or cheesy with no dairy, gluten, or sugar - low in fat and sodium. If you want to know more about how it's produced, check out this link. I'm not a huge fan of the stuff, but most vegans are (pretty sure I'm the only vegan who isn't). I prefer Daiya when it comes to cheesiness.
You can use nutritional yeast to make just about anything, soups, sauces, tofu scramble - I've seen people sprinkle it on pastas (like parmesean) or sprinkle it on popcorn to get a cheesy type popcorn. I always add some to gravy, for mashed potatoes and gravy. It really takes it up a notch, and adds a yummy creamy flavor!
Unlike a lot of the faux cheeses out there now, Nutritional Yeast is higher in nutritional value, and ofter fortified with B12.
I usually just buy mine in the bulk bins at Whole Foods, but there are several brands that sell it packaged as well. If you are buying it for nutritional content, I would recommend buying a prepackaged version. They are a bit more expensive, but worth it.
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