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 Post subject: How should I store nutritional yeast?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Recently bought my first container of nutritional yeast and am wondering how best to store it. Right now I have it in the fridge but I'm wondering if that's the best way. I also noticed the brand that I bought has a loose fitting cover that is not air-tight, so I also put it inside a large ziplock bag.

Thanks for any suggestions!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:33 pm 
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I have mine in an air-tight container on a shelf. You don't need to refrigerate it.

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I guess not entirely air-tight, but I keep mine in a washed out pasta sauce jar in the fridge. Also, fun fact: nooch is like crack to bugs so if you store it in your cabinet, make sure not to spill it! I made that mistake once...

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I buy mine in bulk and keep it in a giant glass container on top of my fridge.

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 Post subject: Re: How should I store nutritional yeast?
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Thank you for the responses! It sounds like it's okay to store in the fridge or out. But I think I definitely need to transfer it to a more air-tight container.


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I store mine in the fridge, because otherwise the cat eventually gets to it, and apparently it is kitty-crack to him. True story.


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 Post subject: Re: How should I store nutritional yeast?
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I buy in big bulk bags on-line. I keep one container of it in the fridge mainly because I have no counter or pantry space in the kitchen and this keeps it handy. The rest is double-bagged in ziplocks in a closet a few rooms away. I do the same with my vital wheat gluten, too. Neither *has* to be refrigerated, but a lot of us do it, anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: How should I store nutritional yeast?
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I keep mine in an airtight container in the cupboard.

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 Post subject: Re: How should I store nutritional yeast?
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I use one of those plastic cereal containers with an air tight lid and easy pour flap. I guess I use a lot of nooch.

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 Post subject: Re: How should I store nutritional yeast?
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i keep it in the cabinet in one of these.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/produ ... #/86130100

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 Post subject: Re: How should I store nutritional yeast?
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jessica_weirdly wrote:
I store mine in the fridge, because otherwise the cat eventually gets to it, and apparently it is kitty-crack to him. True story.


That's so funny that your cat likes nutritional yeast! Now I'm wondering what my cats would think of it.


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supercarrot wrote:
i keep it in the cabinet in one of these.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/produ ... #/86130100


Ohh, those look like a good investment. Thanks for the link!


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jdfunks wrote:
I buy mine in bulk and keep it in a giant glass container on top of my fridge.

Nooch twinsies.

This annoying lady at the grocery gave me a long and unprovoked lecture about needing to keep nooch out of the sunlight (or it loses its B-12), but she wasn't terribly convincing.

Our cat likes nooch too...but he's happy to just sniff it off my place after I eat my nooch/EB toast.


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jessikitty wrote:
supercarrot wrote:
i keep it in the cabinet in one of these.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/produ ... #/86130100


Ohh, those look like a good investment. Thanks for the link!

no prob! we have one for nooch and one for TVP. it has a silicone gaskety thing on the inside, so it's mostly air tight. (there's a tiny hole in the gasket, i'm assuming so it's easier to open and close. i guess otherwise, it'll make funny farty noises and get stuck.) i'm happy with it.

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I keep mine on the counter in one of these guys. It used to live in the pantry, but I use it often enough that it's easier to just keep it on the counter with my other staple stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: How should I store nutritional yeast?
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If your nutritional yeast has b12 in it, b12 is sensitive to light so you should actually store in in a dark container or cabinet.

I don't use nutritional yeast very often, but I do keep an amber colored jar of it in the fridge for any recipes I might need it for.


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I keep mine in the fridge in the bulk container I buy it in.


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 Post subject: Re: How should I store nutritional yeast?
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I keep mine in a mason jar in the cabinet, and also in my belly!

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Dr. Apricot wrote:
I have mine in an air-tight container on a shelf. You don't need to refrigerate it.


me too - it keeps pretty long, too - I always eat it past expiry date.


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We keep ours in a snapware container in the cupboard, and any leftover in a bag in a sealed bucket out in our shed with our bajillion other sealed buckets.

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