Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free Cheese Powder Substitute
Non-Fortified Nutritional Yeast Flakes
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Most nutritional yeast products are fortified with synthetic B-vitamins, but not this one!
Our non-fortified nutritional yeast provides the great cheesy flavor you're looking for without the use of synthetic additives. With a nutty, cheesy flavor, our nutritional yeast is a favorite among many vegans.
Nutritional yeast is not a genetically modified organism (GMO).
- Made in the USA, non-GMO nutritional yeast!
- NO synthetic ingredients.
- Nutritional yeast is NOT brewer's yeast, baker's yeast, or Torula yeast; and because nutritional yeast does not come in contact with barley (like brewer's yeast), it is gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease.
- Nutritional yeast is produced by culturing the yeast with a mixture of beet molasses and corn sugar, then harvesting, washing, drying, and packaging the yeast.
- Source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and it's a complete protein, meaning it provides the amino acids the human body cannot produce.
- Nutritional yeast is naturally low in sodium and calories. It is also fat-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free.
- Nutritional yeast also contains antioxidants that can help protect your body from chronic diseases caused by oxidative stress. Contains NO folic acid, no artificial vitamins, this product is not fortified in any way - it's just pure natural nutritional yeast.
- Great for vegan snacks, seasoning, or wherever a light cheddar seasoning or umami flavor is called for. Vegan-friendly cheese flavored substitute, perfect for healthy snacks for adults and kids.
- Try some on scrambled eggs or in dairy-free cream sauces.
- Sprinkle some nutritional yeast on hot popcorn, garlic bread, add a spoonful to cereals, juices, smoothies.
- Use as a seasoning for salad, soup, gravy, casseroles, and so much more.
Dried yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Shelf Life: 2 years
Country of Origin: United States of America
Is our nutritional yeast gluten-free?
Yes, it contains less than 5ppm. Click here to see the lab test results.
Is our nutritional yeast Non-GMO?
Yes. Our nutritional yeast supplier is NGE CERTIFIED (certified non-genetically engineered).
GMO testing has shown there is no GMO protein or DNA in the raw materials used as the growth substrate. The nutritional yeast is considered non-GMO, following EEC regulations. They contain no GMO enzymes, have not been solvent-extracted, synthetically preserved, or irradiated. They contain no artificial flavors or colors. There is no sewer sludge, petrochemical substrate, or sulfite waste liquor involved with any step of production.
What is the nutritional yeast grown on?
The substrate is a combination of beet molasses and corn sugar as the carbohydrate source. The carbohydrate source is consumed by the yeast during the growth process and is not present in the finished product.
Is the nutritional yeast grown on sulfured or unsulfured molasses?
The nutritional yeast is grown on unsulfured molasses.
Are any sulfites added at any point of the processing?
Are synthetic vitamins added or are they produced naturally?
Nothing is added and all vitamins and minerals occur naturally. Nothing synthetic is added to our nutritional yeast.
Is it free of candida Albicans?
Yes, our yeast does not contain candida Albicans.
Does our nutritional yeast contain MSG?
Nutritional yeast contains naturally occurring glutamate. The glutamate found in nutritional yeast is “bound” to other amino acids or proteins meaning your body can control how much is absorbed and the rest can be passed off as waste.
Do you have an allergen statement from the manufacture of this product?
Click here to view the allergen statement.
Is our nutritional yeast tested for lead?
Testing has been performed by an independent accredited laboratory in the U.S. which is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory. Results for yeast tested have been at levels less than 0.02ppm which is the lowest limit that their equipment can detect.
Is your nutritional yeast irradiated?
No. Our nutritional yeast is NOT irradiated
Is your nutritional yeast active? Can I use it to make bread?
No. Our nutritional yeast is NOT active and will not make bread rise.
Do you have a spec sheet or certificate of analysis for your nutritional yeast?
Yes, you can view it by clicking here.
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Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food. - For more info visit foodsalive.com/prop65
Foods Alive takes food safety very seriously. All foods that are grown in nature contain trace levels of naturally occurring elements/minerals such as lead and cadmium, which are naturally present in all soils because they are found in the Earth’s crust. Because these minerals, including cadmium and lead, are present naturally in the soil, they are absorbed by plants through their roots along with other nutrients. As a result, there may be unavoidable traces occurring in virtually all foods, including fish, meats, grains, fruits and vegetables.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other health authorities have determined that tiny traces of naturally occurring minerals in foods are unavoidable and do not present a public health risk, threat of injury, or need for warnings. The FDA regularly monitors the amount of cadmium and lead in food and we ensure that our products safely pass any FDA regulations.
*Contaminants are often expressed in micrograms (mcg). When considering the levels of naturally occurring elements such as lead or cadmium found in food, it is helpful to put these units of measurement into perspective. How much is a Microgram (mcg)? A microgram is one/one-millionth of a gram. To put this unit into perspective, a penny weighs 2 grams. To get a microgram, you would need to divide the penny into 2 million pieces. A microgram is one of those two million pieces.
California law contains what is known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, also referred to as Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”). Prop 65 is a unique, California-only “right to know” law that requires products sold in California to bear warning notices about potential exposure to any of the over 800 substances (click here for the full list) listed by the state. Prop 65’s warning standards are uniquely low and not safety-based. As a practical matter, Prop 65 warnings are required for any product (food or non-food) that exposes an individual in California to virtually any detectable amount of a listed chemical.
Prop 65 does not ban any products from sale in California; it simply requires warnings about the listed chemical contained in the product. No other state has a law similar to Proposition 65, which requires warnings for listed chemicals contained in products at levels that are far below levels known to cause any actual harm, or that are regulated by the FDA or other federal law. Proposition 65 regulates substances officially listed by California as having a 1 in 100,000 chance of causing cancer or birth defects over a 70-year period.
Trace amounts of lead, cadmium, and other metals and chemicals listed under California’s Proposition 65 are found in some of even the most carefully selected and sourced ingredients contained in Foods Alive products. Lead, as an example, is a naturally occurring element that is found throughout the entire environment, including in soils where it can be taken up by natural plants and herbs all over the world. None of these elements are added by farmers or by Foods Alive. We follow good manufacturing practices throughout our supply chain to minimize or eliminate any contamination.
Source: US Food and Drug Administration, Total Diet Study Market Baskets 2006 through 2011
Rather than face more unscrupulous lawsuits, Foods Alive prefers to comply with Prop 65 by: (1) providing warnings where there are detectable levels of trace amounts of listed chemicals; or (2) limiting the serving size for California residents to avoid any warning requirement; or (3) placing the Prop 65 warning on all of our products. We strongly believe that any minute levels of the chemicals listed by Prop 65 in its products should be exempted under the “naturally occurring allowance” exception.
Why are there Prop 65 warning labels on so many products in California?
Prop 65 has a “citizen-suit” provision meant to pay for itself and not require funding from the legislature. To add incentive to California citizens to police Prop 65, when a citizen (or private enforcer) brings a lawsuit against a company, they are awarded a payment equal to 25% of the Civic Penalty settlement imposed on the manufacturer.
These individuals and law firms may not have to prove that they have been injured in any way by whatever violation of the Prop 65 they are claiming. Prop 65 allows lawyers and individuals to bring suits against companies and put the burden of truth on the manufacturer. Due to the high costs of litigation, most of these lawsuits settle out of court and never make it to trial. In 2016, businesses paid $30.1 million in Prop 65 settlement payments. Of that total, 72% ($21.5 million) went to attorney’s fees.
Example settlement of $100,000: Approximately $72,000 would go to attorney fees and $28,000 would go towards the Civic Penalty. Of that $28,000 Civic Penalty, $7,000 would go to the private individual filing the lawsuit and $21,000 would go to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. You can view the 2016 Prop 65 Settlement Summary here.
Will there be any changes to prevent unnecessary Prop 65 lawsuits?
Governor Brown Proposes to Reform Proposition 65: On May 7, 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed reforms to strengthen and restore the intent of Proposition 65, a three-decade-old law enacted to protect Californians from harmful chemicals, that has been abused by some unscrupulous lawyers driven by profit rather than public health. Read more about this here.
To learn more visit California's Prop 65 website for additional information.
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