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Brewer's vs nutritonal yeast

>this weekend I visited no fewer than 5 HFS within a 60km radius of my
>home.  guess what ..... ALL of them offered me Brewer's Yeast.
>Fortunately, as a former homebrew maker, I know it when I see it.
>Not ONE of them knew there was a difference between the two yeasts,
>and I STILL haven't been able to find the nutritional one in our
>area.  I guess I'll just have to stick with cheese and cut down my
>fats elsewhere : (

OUCH!!  energy, fuel and time!!  Nutritional yeast is also marketed in the
USA as Torula yeast in some of the HFS I have been in.  I know I have
purchased it and it tastes just like nutrional yeast to me.  I think the
reson for the confusion between Brewer's Yeast and Nutirional yeats is that
as I understand it, the main use that is made of Brewer's yeast is as a
nutritional supplement.  I understand some people actually mix it with
things and drink it.  I think this sounds dddiiiisssggguuussstttiiinnnnggg,
but then, we are all different and I like variety in people.

SO I am wondering if what we call nutritional yeast in the USA is marketed
under a different name in other countries, such as torula.  And if what we
call Brewer's Yeast is marketed in other countries as nutrional yeast.

And when any of you do find this product, some of it dissoled in boiling
water makes a very nice hot drink.  I also use it as a substitute for
chicken stock.

Gloriamarie     gma@xxxxxxxx
In La Mesa, CA, 1 town east of San Diego where, hallelujah, we once againn
have ...sigh...perfect weather and a lovely breeze and not so darned hot!!