I am interested in eating yeast as a protein supplement, likely on toast.

Is active dry yeast safe to eat in this way?

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    Jeremy, welcome to Seasoned Advice! There are two hints: a) We don't accept questions on health and nutrition (please see our help center for more details. b) Please read about the difference between Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cervisiae. – Stephie Nov 28 '17 at 9:07
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    That’s like saying, “I’m thinking about eating yogurt but worried I’ll get a bacterial infection” – Kevin Nowaczyk Nov 28 '17 at 11:09
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    Look for Vegemite or Marmite. It is autolyzed (dead) yeast that is used as a spread on bread in many parts of the world. It’s likely a lot tastier than baking yeast. – Kevin Nowaczyk Nov 28 '17 at 11:12
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    No, but you might end up fluffy, bubbly, double the initial size, and get punched down. – rackandboneman Nov 28 '17 at 14:25
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    I've edited to try to avoid this being a health question - I removed the specific concern, and simply asked if it's safe to eat active dry yeast, which should be an answerable yes/no question. People are also providing answers about other kinds of yeast that are better to eat. I'm not sure whether you're interested in that or not? – Cascabel Nov 28 '17 at 20:13

If you want to use yeast as an ingredient for umami and protein content, said spreads (any-mite) or so-called "nutritional yeast flakes" are the most palatable yet yeast-rich options.

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