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Used by generations of bread bakers, Red Star® All-Natural Active Dry Yeast is the original and only all-natural active dry yeast available on the market.
Learn more about Red Star® All-Natural Active Dry Yeast, from how to use it to ingredient information and more. Plus, try some of our customer favorite active dry yeast recipes!
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. The All-Natural Active Dry Yeast is pure yeast with no added ingredients.
All-Natural Active Dry Yeast is ideal for use in traditional and bread machine baking methods. One (0.25 ounce or 7 gram) packet of yeast contains approximately 2 ¼ teaspoons of yeast. For best results, dry yeast should be at room temperature prior to use (see Shelf Life and Storage tab for more details).
To separate packets: Using scissors, cut down the middle of the flat, smooth section on either side of the center packet.
For best results, dissolve (proof) all-natural active dry yeast in warm liquids with sugar. See the procedure.
If your recipe instructions do not include this rehydration step, decrease the total liquids in the recipe by 1/2 cup to account for the liquid you used to activate the yeast.
One packet of Red Star® All-Natural Active Dry Yeast will raise up to 4 cups of flour.
See our guide to baking with yeast for more information on all bread making steps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are unsure about the activity of your yeast, test it using our Yeast Activity Test.
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