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Red Star All-Natural Active Dry Yeast is the original and only all-natural dry yeast available on the market. It has been used by generations of bread bakers. Active dry yeast provides a moderate and steady leavening rate to develop more flavor in all types of yeast doughs from low sugar to highly sweetened and enriched.
This product is produced in dedicated facilities where there is no risk of cross-contamination with sources or derivatives of any of the allergens listed.
GENERAL USAGE INFORMATION
See our Guide to baking with yeast for more information on all bread-making steps.
To separate packets: using scissors, cut down the middle of the flat, smooth section on either side of the center packet.
FOR TRADITIONAL USE–HAND KNEADING or MIXER–METHOD
If your recipe instructions do not include this rehydration step, remember to decrease the total liquids in the recipe by 1/2 cup to account for the liquid you used to activate the yeast.
FOR BREAD MACHINE USE
Be good to your yeast, and it will perform well in your bread! Don’t forget that yeast is a living organism, and its freshness and shelf life are dependent on how the yeast is stored. Dry yeast will lose its leavening power if exposed to air, moisture or heat, even when it is still in a sealed jar or package. Learning the correct way to store your yeast will keep it fresher longer.
SHELF LIFE INFORMATION
The yeast packets are flushed with nitrogen at the time of packaging to remove oxygen.
For best results, use the yeast prior to the best if used by date stamped on the package. This date is 2 years from the date the yeast was packaged.
Reading Expiration Dates
U.S. Packaging Example: APR 2022 00209
Best if Used by Date is April 30, 2022. Manufacturing Lot Code is 00209.
Canadian Packaging Example: 22 MR 03 0063 09:52
Best if Used by date is March 31, 2022. Manufacturing Lot Code is 0063 09:52.
Active Dry Yeast is a living organism and must be handled properly to ensure optimum performance. Never expose yeast to high temperatures during storage or use.
Store this product at a comfortable room temperature, away from heat sources, or it may be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
Dry yeast may also be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Prior to use, take out only the number of packets you plan to use and bring to room temperature for about 20 – 30 minutes.
If you are unsure about the activity of your yeast, test it using our Yeast Activity Test.
If you have yeast remaining in an opened packet, fold the opening over itself to the level of the yeast (to keep it airtight). Secure it with tape or a clip. Refrigerate or freeze and use within four weeks.
Red Star® Active Dry Yeast
1/4 oz (7g) x 3 packet strips
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