Torula Yeast

Torula yeast is a nutritional yeast (Candida utilis) that is typically prepared by growing yeast cells in media containing simple carbohydrates, such as molasses and corn syrup. The yeast cells are harvested, cleaned, filtered, and dried. Torula yeast is usually used to enhance flavor.

Major Health Benefits

Torula Yeast contains a number of B vitamins as well as minerals such as: iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium.1 Torula yeast contains vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and may also contain biotin (vitamin B7).2,3


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