Dry Yeast (Instant or Active)
What is Dry Yeast?
The dried form of yeast, used as a natural leavener, due to its ability to produce carbon dioxide from carbohydrate fermentation.
Grown from saccharomyces cerevisae.
Yeast has three major functions in the dough:
3) flavor and aroma
A low-moisture product of 5% (instant dry yeast) to 8% (active dry yeast). It is a granular and free flowing product.
Products can be stored unopened for up to 24 months at ambient temperatures. When opened, it can be refrigerated up to 3 months, or frozen up to 6 months in an airtight container. Active dry yeast requires rehydration in water, while instant dry yeast can be used directly. Levels vary from 1-3% flour weight.
Good source of protein and B vitamins.
FDA Legal Requirement
GRAS status (21CFR136.110)