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Yeast, active dry

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Yeast, is used in baking as a leavening agent, where it converts the fermentable sugars present in dough into the gas carbon dioxide. This causes the dough to expand or rise as gas forms pockets or bubbles.

When the dough is baked the yeast dies and the air pockets "set", giving the baked product a soft and spongy texture. The use of potatoes, water from potato boiling, eggs, or sugar in a bread dough accelerates the growth of yeasts. Most yeasts used in baking are of the same species common in alcoholic fermentation.

When yeast is used for making bread, it is mixed with flour, salt, and warm water or milk. The dough is kneaded until it is smooth, and then left to rise, sometimes until it has doubled in size. Some bread doughs are knocked back after one rising and left to rise again.

A longer rising time gives a better flavour, but the yeast can fail to raise the bread in the final stages if it is left for too long initially. The dough is then shaped into loaves, left to rise until it is the correct size, and then baked. Dried yeast is usually specified for use in a bread machine, however a (wet) sourdough starter can also work.

Nutritional yeast has a nutty, cheesy, creamy flavor which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheeseParmesan cheese. Another popular use is as a topping for popcorn. It can also be used in mashed and fried potatoes, as well as putting it into scrambled eggs. It comes in the form of flakes, or as a yellow powder similar in texture to cornmeal, and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores. substitutes. It is often used by vegans in place of.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (12g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 35Calories from Fat 4
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.6g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4.6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 4.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Yeast, active dry is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Yeast, active dry is a member of the Baked Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does yeast, active dry weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 12
1 tsp 4
1 package 7

In Chinese:酵母,活性干酵母
British (UK) term: Yeast, active dry
en français:levure, sèche active
en español:de levadura seca activa

Recipes using yeast, active dry

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