Why do we use Nutritional yeast?
Nutritional yeast, also known as hippy dust or nooch, is valued because it is a concentrated source of protein, B complex vitamins, minerals, and because of its creamy umami cheese-like flavor. It is easily digestible and contains all the essential amino acids. In fact, it is considered a super food because the nutrients are very concentrated (1 or 2 tablespoons provides 60%-90% of the daily recommended B vitamins). It requires no refrigeration on its own and has a long shelf-life.
Nutritional yeast is from the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae species, and has been deactivated through a pasteurization process. Since it is not a live yeast, it has no fermenting or leavening power. Also, because it has no live yeast, it is acceptable in moderate amounts for those following a diet designed to manage Candida albicans. Nutritional yeast is grown on molasses for the purpose of a food supplement and has a pleasant, cheese-like flavor, very low sodium, and is nutrient dense. Brewer’s yeast, on the other hand, is a by-product of the brewing industry and has a bitter hops flavor. The Red Star nutritional yeast we use is fortified with B12.
Organic Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition and are classified as heart healthy. They are filled with protein, fiber, all B vitamins, and vitamin E. Vitamin E alone provides many benefits, by having significant anti-inflammatory effects that result in the reduction of asthma and arthritis; vitamin E also neutralizes free radicals throughout the body and provides cardiovascular benefits.
Organic Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are the seeds of hemp plants know for durable fiber. These little powerhouses have the perfect ratio of omega 3's and omega 6's (1:3), a combination the body needs for optimal skin health, energy production, nervous system function, brain development, heart health, and immune support. Hemp seeds are known as the most nutritious seeds in the world. They are a complete protein and superfood giving us the perfect balance and blend of key nutrients.
Raw walnuts, which are what we use in Parma!, are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3 oils. Omega 3's are essential for many metabolic processes in your body, they speed up the activity of cells and are concentrated, not surprisingly, in all of our most active tissues; brains, eyes, ears, sperm. Walnuts look a lot like a brain and are good for our brain. Click here for more information on why Omega 3's are good for the brain.
Walnuts have cancer fighting properties, are hearth healthy containing the amino acid l-arginine and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). They contain rare and powerful antioxidants, help with weight control over time, benefit male fertility, and the fat in walnuts has been shown to help with diabetes. See more information on this at www.drmercola.com.
Is Parma! considered raw?
Nutritional yeast is pasteurized over 108 degrees which renders it not "raw". After the yeast is cultured, it is pasteurized and dried on a drum to kill the live yeast. This process makes it nutrient dense. Although not considered a raw food, many health conscious people, raw and otherwise, eat Parma! because it's a superfood and it tastes good.
Our Kosher certification
Parma! is certified Kosher by Oregon Kosher.
What is so great about Himalayan crystal salt?
Himalayan crystal salt is an ancient pure salt that has been compressed naturally over time in the Himalayan Mountains, to form a crystal matrix. All the minerals in the salt are attached in a structure that makes them easily accessible to our cells. Their small size gives them access to the cells in a form that can be easily assimilated and metabolized by the body.
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Why isn't Parma! available at my favorite store?
The non-dairy cheese buyer at your store doesn't know about Parma! yet. So educate them! Let them know Parma! is a yummy superfood and boosts savory food to the next level of yum! Parma! contains few ingredients, nothing you can't pronounce, is plant-based and you want to buy it at their store. You can also forward us their information and we will contact them.
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Is Parma! available in Canada?
Yes! Parma! is distributed in Canada. If your favorite stores does not carry it yet, please let them know it is distributed by Heart Smart Foods in Canada.
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