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RED STAR® NUTRITIONAL YEAST

RED STAR® are fortifi­ed yeast products used as food. The yeast is a specially selected strain of Saccharomyces cerevisae, naturally containing proteins and fibers, and fortified with essential B vitamins and minerals.

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, B vitamins and minerals.

– What is nutritional yeast?

Yeasts are single-celled microorganisms. Nutritional yeasts include baker’s yeast or brewer’s yeast. While each of are variants of the same species, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, each has a different use. Baker’s yeast (also called primary grown yeast) is an active dried yeast that is used for helping baked goods rise. Brewer’s yeast is a yeast used during the brewing system. Nutritional yeast is an inactive dried yeast that is consumed for its nutritional content.

RED STAR® Nutritional Yeast is a special strain of 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 is controlled to meet these important standards:

  • Clean label
  • Gluten- and Allergen-Free
  • No added preservatives, flavors and colors
  • Vegan and Vegetarian-friendly
  • Non-GMO
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Sustainable, Environmentally responsible