At 09:12 AM 11/18/97 -0800, K Hildrum wrote:
> Is there a brand of yeast that I could look for, (or, if they
>don't carry it, request it by name) to make sure that I don't get the
>gross tasting stuff?
One brand name is Red Star strain T6635+ -- other yeasts qualify as
nutritional yeast, but this one has vitamin B12. Another name to look for
is Red Star® Vegetarian Support Formula. My HFS sells it in powder and
flake forms in bulk bins located near the baking yeast and flours. You
should look for a light golden color in either a light powder or delicate
flake form. It should smell and taste very mild and pleasant. (Brewer's
yeast is, I believe, darker in color and granular--and bad tasting, as
If you can't find any locally, you could contact:
The Mail Order Catalog
P.O. Box 180
Summertown, TN 38483
1-800-695-2241 or 1-615-964-2241
I've never done business with them directly, but was introduced to
nutritional yeast about 20 years ago in their "The Farm Vegetarian
Cookbook," a classic for vegans (not fatfree, but very entertaining--I'm
told their more recent edition is lower in fat than the 70's version).
They also publish The Nutritional Yeast Cookbook, also available from their
mail order catalog.
Iowa City, Iowa