Yeast and BakingLessons


Yeast Shelf Life & Storage

Be good to your yeast, and it will have good performance in your bread! Remember that yeast is a living organism, and its shelf life and freshness is largely determined by how the yeast is stored. Yeast activity is greatly reduced when it is exposed to air, moisture, and/or warmth. Learning the correct way to store your yeast will keep it fresher longer.

Click on Dry Yeast or Cake Yeast to learn more.

Check the Best if used by date on your yeast package, and use the Yeast Freshness Test  if you are unsure of its activity.