Nutritional Yeast (Edelhefe) At the Reformhaus
Everytime I've gone off to the Reformhaus, I've been a little too nervous to venture through what they offer. I live in a fairly small village so it's a small little Reformhaus but the lady is as helpful as she can be with her limited English and will most likely order anything that she doesn't carry. So, what is a Reformhaus you ask? A Reformhaus is a health food store...basically. If the choosy pallet can't find it at the local "frou-frou" grocer, it may be found at a Reformhaus.
Recently I've been on a little eating adventure. Getting the weight off of me has been challenging to say the least. Deciding to stay kosher I think was the beginning of diving into a more sensible diet in general. The idea that I might have the power to say "no" to foods is very appealing to me. That I can conquer the voice inside of me that says, "you're not the boss of me" is a common goal of mine.
Many healthy vegan recipes that I'd been looking up called for Nutritional Yeast. I had absolutely no idea what this stuff was but decided to look into it. I was intrigued and well, wanted to give it a go. But where oh where could I get something as exotic as nutritional yeast?! I'm fortunate enough to be able to order some things online from US venders but honestly, I tend to have a short attention span and an "I WANT IT NOW" mantallity. So, I wondered if I could get something like this out on the economy. Enter Toy Town Germany another really fantastic source of information. Nutritional yeast here is known as "Edelhefe" the one I purchased at the Reformhaus was Dr. Ritter Brand. For a picture of the box, click here for the company webpage.
I did a little price comparison and it's fairly comprable to the American Bragg's brand of flakes. Bragg's is about $5-$6 for a 4.5 ounce (about 127 grams) canister of flakes. Dr. Ritter Brand is 3 Euro for a 125 gram box. So, for vegans looking for it in a pinch, they can pick it up at their local Reformhaus.