Why is yeast good for you?

Yeast is a food product that is also used in vegan cuisine.

Studies have shown that yeast has a wide range of benefits for health, from reducing cholesterol to protecting the body from damage from free radicals.

It is very nutritious

Yeast is an excellent source of protein and B vitamins.
Some of the primary nutritional benefits of yeast are:

  • It is a complete protein: yeast contains all nine essential amino acids that humans must get from their diet.
  • One tablespoon contains 2 grams of protein.
  • It contains many B vitamins, such as vitamins B6 and B12. These vitamins promote the regulation of the metabolism, intervening in the transformation of carbohydrates, protein, and lipids.
  • UOne tablespoon of yeast contains traces of microelements, i.e., minerals, like zinc, selenium, manganese, and molybdenum with are involved in gene regulation, the metabolism, and growth.

Yeast has been playing an essential role in the human diet for thousands of years. It is a fundamental ingredient in bread and a wide range of other foods.

Yes, yeast is really healthy!

Yeast and wellness

Thanks to its nutritional content,
it increases a person’s energy, sustains their
immune system, and offers health benefits.

Yeast also helps cleanse the liver
and skin and is considered an aid in treating acne and dermatitis.
Yeast, especially when fresh,
is indicated in a healthy diet and for bodily well-being.
The vitamins in yeast help reinforce hair and nails.
It also offers a good amount of fibre: four grams per portion.


Since yeast is commonly associated with bread, people with coeliac disease often wonder if it is safe.
Bread yeast, whether fresh or dry, is gluten-free and is considered a safe food by the Italian Coeliac Association.

Nutritional benefits of yeast

So, yes, Zeus yeast is 100% naturally free of gluten. It is a versatile and excellent ingredient for cooking all types of gluten-free leavened goods such as bread, pizza, and sweets, for those with coeliac disease or who are sensitive to gluten.

Gluten is a protein present in wheat, rye, and barley (in grains in general).
Our bread is made with carbohydrates and, besides being gluten-free, it also contains no dairy products, flour, or preservatives. It is made up exclusively of living Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells.

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