Nutritional yeast is actually much better than the name implies. The name is certainly a bit of a turnoff, or confusing if nothing else. That’s actually the reason a nickname was coined for this ingredient – nooch. Which, ironically, others find even more distasteful. Call it whatever you want. Bob or Fred even. Who cares, honestly. Whatever you decide to refer to it as, this stuff has a lot to offer, and it’s definitely worth learning more about, especially as a vegetarian or vegan who may be lacking in minerals and vitamins in their diet. This stuff is packed full of nutrition, including B-vitamins, folic acid, and protein, making it an ideal addition to any plant-eater’s cupboard. It contains no MSG or other additives, and it’s also low in fact AND gluten-free. It just keeps getting better, right? The kind I prefer is Bob’s Red Mill Large Flake Nutritional Food Yeast which you should be able to find in the health food section of your local supermarket, as well as in most natural food and health food stores. I wasn’t too interested when I first heard about all this nutritional yeast jazz, but once I took the time to learn more about it, I quickly realized how beneficial it was for me to start adding this into my diet. It’s so easy to use and so incredibly versatile. You can literally sprinkle a bit of it on just about anything you eat, from popcorn to mashed potatoes, or stir some into your oatmeal in the morning.