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Is yeast-risen bread (or other baked products) vegan?

Yeast is a unicellular organism, a type of fungus (not an animal). It is significantly less complex than any plant. It has no central nervous system. I eat it with a clear conscience.
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Is Marmite (UK) vegan?

Yes, Marmite is vegan. Yeast is a type of microfungi and as such is not considered non-vegan or an animal product, just like any other kind of mushroom. Regarding yeast and veganism, there are ...
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Is Marmite (UK) vegan?

Marmite is vegan. However, if you are vegan because of the animal rights side of things, you should take into consideration that it is made by Unilever and they are heavily involved in animal testing. ...
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Are there risks from eating too much nutritional yeast?

Nutritional yeast is best consumed in small amounts daily. Nutritional yeast is a very high source of niacin (Vitamin B3). The tolerable upper limit (TUL) for niacin is set at 30 mg per day because ...
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Why is nutritional yeast nicknamed Nooch?

The term nooch as a nickname for nutritional yeast seems to have originated at the Post Punk Kitchen forum way back. I say seems because I was not able to find any absolutely trustworthy source for ...
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Is yeast-risen bread (or other baked products) vegan?

Water, yeast, and salt are all vegan ingredients. Flour could be non-vegan if it was bleached by an animal product (usually bone chars). This excludes every non-white flours, every white flours that ...
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Is yeast-risen bread (or other baked products) vegan?

Yeast, like mushrooms, are eukaryotic micro-organisms, which are part of the fungi kingdom, so yeast is not biologically classified as an animal and is thus vegan-friendly. There are of course other ...
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Why is nutritional yeast nicknamed Nooch?

So I wandered into this discussion randomly, but I can actually answer this question because my one and only claim to fame is naming "nooch" and mentioning it in the PPK forums c. 2005-2006. ...
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Why is nutritional yeast nicknamed Nooch?

I always thought that 'nooch' was short for no cheese.
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