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    Where Can I Buy Nutritional Yeast And How Long Does It Keep Once Opened? Okay, I have some recipes that call for nutritional yeast and I want to know if I can find it at a regular grocery store. If so, what section is it normally in? Stores in my area are Ingles, Wal-Mart, Bi-Lo, Publix, Kroger, and Piggly Wiggly (the big chains, there are also some smaller grocery stores). Also, how long will it keep once opened? I don’t cook often, so I tend to let stuff ruin sometimes. Thanks!

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      Nutritional Yeast – by Allison Tyler

      Have you tried Nutritional Yeast? It's not the leavening yeast that makes bread rise (nutritional yeast contains no live enzymes) and it's not Brewer's yeast either. It is a condiment/ingredient and dietary supplement (rich in minerals, B vitamins – particularly B12 – and protein) that has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor that many describe as cheese-like. It's animal-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and Kosher.

      You can use it to add flavor and nutritional value in recipes for sauces and gravies; mix it into scrambled eggs or tofu; keep it in a shaker to sprinkle on salads, popcorn, pasta, baked potatoes or sandwich fillings; add it to casseroles or beans; etc., etc.

      There are a number of brands, but I recommend only Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula T6635+ Nutritional Yeast. Its manufacturing process guarantees it is the only proven, reliable vegan source of Vitamin B12. You can find the yeast at many health food stores in flaked or powdered form - both have a yellow coloring. Store it in a cool, dry place or refrigerate it. It keeps indefinitely.

      One caveat – adults shouldn't eat more than 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast per day - more may cause an increase in uric acid in the bloodstream, putting stress on the kidneys and/or contributing to gall stones or gout in certain individuals. One serving (approximately 3 tablespoons) of nutritional yeast contains 47 calories, 8 grams of protein, 5 mg of sodium, 5 carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber and less than 1 gram of fat.

      So now you know about it and if it piques your interest, here's where to get it and what to do with it once your take your stash home.

      As mentioned above, most health food stores carry nutritional yeast. You can also order it online from The Dixie Diner - they do sell Red Star brand but list it on their site as T6635. This is also a great site to order a myriad of soy products from. The Mail Order Catalog carries Red Star brand as well. Call them at 1-800-695-2241 to order.

      Joanne Stepaniak has written the definitive nutritional yeast cookbook, aptly titled The Nutritional Yeast Cookbook. Order it from Amazon here.

      Here are some recipes to try:
      Get Vegiemamma's Nutritional Yeast Cheeze (sauce)
      recipe here .

      3 recipes using Nutritional Yeast are found on Fatfree.com's message board posted by RubyTues59.

      From Vegweb.com comes this recipe for Curtis and Travis' Pot Pie and this recipe for Nutritional Yeast Sauce . 70 more recipes can be found on their site by doing a search for nutritional yeast here.

      From the International Vegetarian Union's webpage comes this recipe for Melty Nutritional Yeast 'Cheese' Sauce.

      Please email me at allisontyler@suite101.com with your favorite ways to use Nutritional Yeast!

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    What Is Nutritional Yeast?

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      This is from a great nutritional website called GNOWFGLINS. I have taken a nutrition eCourse from here and they provide a lot of solid, nutritional information. Here is how they describe nutritional yeast:

      “What Is Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast is a dried single-celled fungi. According to Sundance Natural Foods (Eugene, OR) it is present in the air around us and on fruits and grains. This strain of yeast multiplies as it feeds on various types of sugar, converting the sugars into alcohol. Next, the producers pasteurize the yeast to kill it. And that is good, otherwise it would continue to grow in your intestines and absorb the B vitamins that your body needs.

      Why Eat Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast is an excellent source of B-complex vitamins, 18 amino acids and 15 minerals, particularly chromium. Chromium is very important in the regulation of blood sugar -- certainly beneficial for diabetics and people who struggle with low blood sugar.”

      Here’s the link to the website with even more info: http://gnowfglins.com/2009/04/06/nutritional-yeast/

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    Orange Peel Cookies Nutritional Value? Nutritional value, orange peel, recipes

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      Orange peel cookies
      1 cup shortening
      1 1/2 cups white sugar
      1 cup milk
      1 teaspoon baking soda
      2 teaspoons vanilla extract
      3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
      3 teaspoons baking powder
      1 whole orange with peel – chopped, seeded and puree

      Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
      Combine the shortening and the sugar and mix until light. Stir in the vanilla, milk and ground orange. Add the flour, baking powder, and the baking soda. Mix until combined. Let dough sit for 15 minutes then drop teaspoon sized drops onto greased cookie sheets.
      Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for about 7 to 10 minutes or until done.

      Nutritional Information
      Amount Per Serving Calories: 274 | Total Fat: 11.9g | Cholesterol: 1mg

      Nutritional Information
      Orange Peel Cookies
      Servings Per Recipe: 18

      Amount Per Serving
      Calories: 274
      Total Fat: 11.9g
      Cholesterol: 1mg
      Sodium: 157mg
      Total Carbs: 38.8g
      Dietary Fiber: 1.1g
      Protein: 3.3g


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    Is Lettuce Not Nutritional? I am moderating what I eat so I can lose weight. Is eating a salad everday (filling salads with salmon and spinach and something like chick peas….) ok? I dont eat much of anything else but a large breakfast. Is this a nutritional diet…What should I add, or take away?

    By the way, I am 22 5’1” 140ish
    thanks for the replys, keep it comin!

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      Your salad intake is fine, but you need to eat more than breakfast. Although it’s the most important meal of the day, lunch and dinner are important as well for a balanced diet. If you’re not one to eat regular sized meals three times a day, try small portions throughout the day. Point is: you must eat AT LEAST three meals for a balanced diet.

      Also, the type of lettuce determines whether it’s nutritional or not. For instance, romaine lettuce is far more nutritional than iceberg lettuce (which has very little nutritional value). Spinach, kale and other green, leafy vegetables are filled with nutrients and vitamins; iceberg not so much of anything.

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    • Neka
    • February 18, 2014

    What Is Nutritional Risk? What does nutritional risk mean?
    What are the nutritional risk for an overweight person?

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      Nutritional risk tends to relate to those at risk of diseases related to an overweight stature as a result of an excess of energy consumed from food.

      Those that are overweight are at greater are at a higher than normal risk of having diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), stroke and coronary artery disease. To reduce this risk those categorized as overweight are encouraged to make lifestyle changes to reduce their body weight.

      This typically includes altering your nutritional intake to consume more fresh vegetables, whole grain breads, cereals, rice and pastas and changing your dairy products to the lower fat options. Lean meats should also be consumed as well as plenty of water. Avoiding processed sugar and saturated fats are also keys for nutritional change.

      Exercise and physical activity also play a role in improving your health and weight management.

      Good Luck. Hope this helps.

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    • Ugene
    • February 21, 2014

    Nutritional Value Of Green Figs? Green figs are like bananas. Do they have the same nutritional value?

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      @ lennon;You must be talking about a different type of fig,the figs that i know are not bananas.
      Celestial Figs http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Celestial_Figs_7221.php

      Green figs are available summer into fall.

      Current Facts

      Figs grow on the Ficus tree (Ficus carica), which is a member of the Mulberry family. There are almost two hundred cultivars of figs, thus they grow in a wide range of shapes, colors and textures. There are dozens of Green fig varieties, including the Celestial fig. Other green fig varieties include (Green) Garnsey, Kabota, St. John, Verte, Ventura, Panachee and Adriatic. The Adriatic fig is the most commonly known green fig and it is the fig that is most often used to make fig bars.

      Green figs are generally larger and plumper than black figs. When ripe, the figs will be pale lime green with pink to brown variegations that start from the shoulders. The weight of the fig is in direct correlation with its ripeness and sugar content. A heavy fig is a good sign that it is ready-to-eat now. Its flesh contains a rusted strawberry colored jellied pulp laden with the seeds of the fruit. The pulp exudes a candied syrup and confectionary flavors that darker figs cannot achieve. Younger fruits are leaner in flavor, lower in sugar content and the flesh is generally more cottony in texture with a less jellied seed cavity. The leaves of the fig tree are also an edible part of the plant.

      Nutritional Value
      Figs are a great source of calcium and dietary fiber. They are rich in antioxidants and when dried they develop higher percentages of minerals such as copper, magnesium and potassium.

      Green figs are sweeter than both Brown Turkey and Black Mission figs, making them a better choice for desserts and as a dried (candied) fig. Green figs can also be used as a substitute for Brown Turkey and Black Mission figs in salads paired with mild goat cheeses, sheep’s cheeses such as manchego and fresh cow’s milk cheeses. Figs make incredible jams and sauces, both sweet and savory. They are a great accoutrement to pork belly and roasted lamb. Figs are also, of course, great for eating fresh out of hand. Once harvested figs have a brief shelf life and should be eaten within a few days of ripening.

      Figs are one of the very first plants to be cultivated by humans. They have been documented throughout history as a food source for over 11,000 years. They were first cultivated in ancient Egypt, though they are believed to be indigenous to Western Asia. Figs still have a huge presence in Northern Africa and throughout the eastern Mediterranean, specifically Greece and Turkey. They have been naturalized in the Western Mediterranean and throughout temperate regions of the United States, primarily Southern California. Green fig varieties are native to the eastern Mediterranean, Italy (Adriatic fig) and even California, where new fig varieties were developed via propagation.

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    Nutritional Information: Quiznos Chicken Cesar Salad? I have a diet calculator and i am trying to figure out the Nutritional Information for Quiznos Chicken Cesar Salad. I need detailed information such as: Calories, Total Fat, Saturated Fat, Polyunsaturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fat
    Cholesterol , Sodium, Potassium, Total Carbohydrate etc…

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      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size: 1 Salad

      Amount per Serving


      Calories 934 Calories from Fat 486


      % Daily Value *
      Total Fat 54g 83%
      Saturated Fat 12g 60%
      Cholesterol 114mg 38%
      Sodium 1529mg 64%
      Potassium 932mg 27%
      Total Carbohydrate 59g 20%
      Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
      Sugars 0g
      Protein 52g 104%



      Est. Percent of Calories from:
      Fat 52.0% Carbs 25.3%
      Protein 22.3%

      You will not find any nutritional information on the Quiznos website or in their stores. They do not provide this information, which I find ridiciulous. You have to do a search for specific nutritional information, so I do not know how accurate it is. It is hard to trust information that does not come from the maker. You are better off eating at Subway because they do provide this information in their stores and on their website.

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    Nutritional Therapist Courses? I’m looking to change my career. Does anyone know any accredited nutritional therapy courses which lead to a recognised qualification, preferably distance learning? Also are there any nutrional therapists out there who can tell me if there are employment oportunities in this area and if so what kind of salary I could expect.

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      Hi, the majority of nutritional therapists are self-employed and incomes vary considerably. Most charge either a sessional or hourly rate, usually ranging from ?20 to ?60 an hour.

      Newly qualified nutritional therapists can earn around ?15,000 a year.
      Experienced therapists can earn ?20,000 to ?30,000 a year.

      as for training/registration etc – Although there is no single statutory regulatory body for nutritional therapy in the UK, there are a number of professional associations working together towards voluntary regulation within this field. The Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) is leading the way with professional voluntary self-regulation of nutritional therapists.

      The NTC is working with three other organisations to accredit training courses and register practitioners. The professional bodies involved are:

      * the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT)
      * the Register of Nutritional Therapists (RNT)
      * the Wholistic Nutritional Medicine Society (WNMS).

      i have provided you with a link to read the job profile of a nutritional therapist, which also gives links to all the relevant professional bodies. i’m sure they’ll have all the info you need.

      hope this helps x

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    • OeInK
    • February 26, 2014

    What Is Nutritional Contribution?

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      Nutritional contribution would be what kinds of nutrients are available from a certain food.

      For instance: Important nutritional contributions of milk powders and milk products are protein, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A and several B vitamins, especially riboflavin and vitamin B12.

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    Nutritional Needs For Diabetes? Any Ideas? What nutritional needs are needed for diabetes?

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      There are many different nutritional needs for diabetics.

      Many understand that carbohydrates need to be limited. There are many other foods that need to be understood as well.

      Knowing which fruits and vegetables are best for you. Understanding that proteins can spike blood sugar levels 2-3 hours after you eat them and which ones are better for you.

      Stevia the no calorie sweetener that won’t raise your blood sugar levels is another great option to sugar.

      Then there are many nutritional supplements that can be taken to balance your blood sugar levels and help with the symptoms of diabetes.

      Alpha Lipoic Acid, B complex, Chromium, Cinnamon, Fenugreek and the list could go on.

      I will leave you with a website that will explain why and how the foods you eat and supplements you take can help you with diabetes.

      Good luck to you.

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