Vitamin B12 is produced by bacteria and other one-celled organisms and found mainly in animal products, and is typically lacking in vegan diets. It's recommended that all adults aged 50 or older should eat foods fortified with vitamin B-12. Low B12 intakes can cause anemia and nervous system damage.
People following a diet free of all animal products need supplemental vitamin B12.
Each teaspoon of Ayala’s Magic Spice contains 20% of daily needs.
Yeasts, like mushrooms are part of the fungi family. Yeasts have been part of our culinary culture for millennia, and play a role in many of the foods we enjoy, from bread to yogurt, cheese, wine and pickles.
Nutritional yeast (pure strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is cultivated specifically for its nutritional value and has high quality protein, vitamins and minerals. It has no leavening power.
After the yeast are grown, cultivated and fermented, the yeast are harvested, thoroughly washed and cleaned, and dried on roller drum dryers.
Umami is the pleasant savory taste typical of aged cheeses, mushrooms and meaty broths. It's considered the fifth basic taste —alongside sweet, sour, salty, and bitter — and is synonymous with deliciousness.
If you're cooking for others, especially if you're cooking for children, use the original. It will add depth, and its mellow deliciousness will improve taste and nutrition, without overpowering your dishes.
If you like it hot, Spicy Ayala's Magic Spice will be your buddy. It's great as a finishing spice — as well as a cooking companion — and will add depth of flavor and a nice bit of heat.
Each of the ingredients in Ayala's Magic Spice costs more per ounce when they are bought separately — why, a small jar of turmeric costs $5-6. Ayala's Magic Spice uses the finest organic spices, nutritional yeast (an expensive ingredient) has no fillers, no salt, (salt, a cheap ingredient, is a major part of many spice mixes) and is priced fairly so you can enjoy a good quantity of these healthy ingredients at a reasonable price.