Nutritional Yeast


RED STAR® has been delivering consistent-quality yeast products for over 125 years. A favorite among consumers since its introduction in 1975, RED STAR® VSF Yeast Flakes™ are a delicious, allergen-free way to help meet your daily requirements for protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals.


– What is nutritional yeast?

Yeasts are single-celled fungi. Edible yeasts include baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast and nutritional yeast. While all three are variants of the same species, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, each has a different use. Baker’s yeast is a live active yeast that is used for helping baked goods rise. Brewer’s yeast is a live active yeast that is used for brewing beer. Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast that is consumed for its nutritional content.

RED STAR® Nutritional Yeast is a primary-grown nutritional yeast, meaning it is cultivated expressly for its nutritional components.


– Made in the USA

RED STAR® Nutritional Yeast is manufactured in a state-of-the-art, GMP-certified facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where we control every aspect of the production process.



  • Quality Digestible Protein, with No Cholesterol
    Protein is essential for the maintenance and growth of muscle. In addition to lending strength, muscle is also important for bone density and equilibrium.
  • B-complex Vitamins
    The B vitamins participate in energy production and support the health of the nervous system. They are depleted during times of stress.
  • Minerals
    Minerals facilitate chemical responses throughout the body. Nutritional yeast naturally contains macro-minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous, as well as micro-minerals, such as zinc, copper, molybdenum, iron, selenium and manganese.
  • Dietary Fiber from Mannan, Beta-glucan and Trehalose
    Dietary fiber provides the needed bulk to move waste through the intestines. While the daily value for fiber is 25 grams, most Americans do not consume this amount through the diet.
  • Glutathione
    Glutathione is the body’s most important antioxidant. It is found within every cell, where it neutralizes free radicals, supports detoxification and strengthens immunity.
  • Lecithin
    Lecithin is a healthy fat that acts as a building block of cell membranes. It is an excellent source of choline and inositol, B vitamin-like compounds that are involved in the body’s transport of fats and that support nervous system function.



RED STAR® VSF Yeast Flakes™ have a rich, roasted nutty flavor that some people compare to parmesan cheese.

RED STAR® VSF Yeast Flakes™ have many uses:

  • Sprinkle on toast, steamed vegetables, popcorn or any of your favorite foods to enhance their flavor
  • Use as a base for dips and dressings
  • Make it the secret ingredient in your soups, sauces and baked foods
  • Toss a tablespoon or two into your morning smoothie for a nutritional boost


RED STAR® Nutritional Yeast is as delicious as it is nutritious!