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There is something called nutritional yeast. It seems that it is generally used as an additive to recipes or as a seasoning.

If one ate this, plain, what bracha should he make prior to eating this? According to this site, yeasts are fungi, so I assume that the bracha would be shehakol - similar to mushrooms. However, from what I could glean from my searches, there doesn't appear to be a habit or suggestion to eat plain yeast, and it seems to always be used in something else. Thus, it's possible that it may not be considered a "food" and perhaps requires no bracha at all.

  • Dunno. ❧ For now, you could do this: You could eat a small amount of some other food which definitely requires shehakol. Then, you could eat your nutritional yeast afterwards. – unforgettableid Dec 11 '18 at 8:10
  • Why would anyone eat nutritional yeast by itself? – unforgettableid Dec 11 '18 at 8:10

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