Posts Tagged "vitamin B"

What is Nutritional Yeast? 00

What is Nutritional Yeast?

What is Nutritional Yeast?

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Upon seeing nutritional yeast in yesterday’s Tomato Basil Barley Risotto recipe, you may have been asking yourself “what exactly is nutritional yeast?” “why should I be eating it?” and “where can I find it?”. Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast similar to brewer’s yeast. It is produced by culturing the yeast with a mixture of sugarcane and...

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries 00

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

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After a crazy week and an extremely delayed flight last night, I finally made it back to Omaha, NE to visit my family for the holiday weekend. We started off the morning with a trip to the Benson Farmers Market, where I had my first shot of fresh wheatgrass juice and a taste of sunflower sprouts! The wheatgrass had a sweet honey after-taste, which was a pleasant surprise! Click here for more...

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin B2 00

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin B2

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin B2

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As you all know, it’s been April for a while, and sadly our vitamin of the month has been pushed to the wayside due to my busy schedule! Luckily there is still enough of April left for us to celebrate the month of Vitamin B2, otherwise known at Riboflavin! Riboflavin is one of several B vitamins (8 to be exact) that make up the B-complex (all of which are water-soluble). Last month in March...

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin B1 00

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin B1

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin B1

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Vitamin B1, better known as thiamin, is the vitamin of the month for March! Like Vitamin C, thiamin is also a water-soluble vitamin. Thiamin is one of several B vitamins (8 to be exact) that make up the B-complex. Thiamin plays an important role in making energy for the cells in your body and is involved in the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol, which are important building blocks for...