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May 3, 2012 11:56 AM

Nutritional yeast.....which brand?

Hi, folks. My latest discovery — despite having been a vegetarian for thirty-four years — is nutritional yeast. Don't ask me what rock I've been hiding under, because I wouldn't know where to begin. So many years, so many rocks.

; )

I recently got turned onto a Parmesan-like product called "Parma!" (specifically, the Chipotle Cayenne flavor — deelish). It's pricey, unfortunately, so I'd like to try making it from scratch.

Which brings me to my question: Which brand of nutritional yeast to buy? I've narrowed down my choices to two:

Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula T6635 — $37.00 [32 oz.]
Bob's Red Mill T6635 Large Flake Yeast — $31.75 [32 oz.]

Does anyone here have an opinion about Bob's and Red Star? Red Star is more expensive than Bob's, as you can see. Am willing to buy the higher-priced Red Star, if the product is superior.

Finally (although I can't vouch for it) here's a recipe for homemade Chipotle Parma, snatched from

Thanks for your input!

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  1. we like Bragg nutritional yeast. You may want to consider that one as well

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    1. re: noya

      Thank you, noya. Added to the list!

      Anyone else want to weigh in?

    2. I buy it in bulk from the bins at my local co-op. So I need to find out the brand for you. Just sprinkled some on my cauliflower for dinner!

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      1. re: mvi

        At your convenience, rush. And yes, I'd be interested to know. Thanks!

      2. This topic came up recently, and, like mvi, goodhealthgourmet had a recommendation for a bulk bin option (in the latter case, for the Braggs), but along with a suggestion for another brand.

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        1. re: onceadaylily

          Thanks so much for the link, onceadaylily. A valuable and informative thread. Have added KAL brand to my list of candidates.

          The two brands I mentioned in my original post get great reviews on Amazon. I may have to bite the bullet and pick of a pound of each.