Active Dry Yeast

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Dietary: Clean Eating, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Paleo-Friendly, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Tree-Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Bread bakers across the nation swear by our reliable, premium quality yeast. Hodgson Mill Active Dry Yeast is specially designed to complement our superb line of whole grain flours. The natural germ and fiber in whole grain flours make them heavier, so we fill our packets with 25% more yeast than most commercial brands - 8.75 grams!

And for you who bake gluten free, our yeast is prepared and packaged in a dedicated gluten-free facility.


Product Details

Ingredient List
Ingredients: Active Dry Yeast, Sorbitan Monostearate


Certified Gluten Free
Kosher - Orthodox Union Parve


How is it made? 
This yeast is grown on cane molasses. It is dried and becomes dormant, but it revives when it comes into contact with moisture and warm enough temperatures.


Storage Recommendation
Dry product may be stored at room temperature or in refrigerator at least until the code date on the package. 
Do not store in the freezer. It will kill the yeast


Look For (smell, taste, description)
Small granules, off white in color, slight yeasty odor


Ready to eat? 
Item is not ready to eat, it must be thoroughly cooked. 


Usage Suggestions

Perfect for baking yeast breads
As a baking aid 
See Tips for other usage suggestions


Nutrition Info

Health InformationNo Fat
No Sodium
No Saturated Fat
No Trans Fat
No Cholesterol

Allergen Info

Allergen Information
Produced in a peanut/tree nut free environment
Produced in a gluten-free environment, on dedicated gluten free equipment
Produced on equipment free of the top 8 major allergens


Tips & FAQ’s

Substitution ratios in recipes:
Active Dry yeast can replace instant yeast in a 1:1 ratio
Active Dry yeast cannot replace nutritional or brewer’s yeast in a recipe.

Septic Tank Tip
Some customers have told us they pour one packet of Hodgson Mill active dry yeast and a box of brown sugar down their toilet about every 3-4 months.  The yeast and brown sugar put beneficial bacteria back into your system, that may have been diminished through the use of chemical cleaners, etc.


Is this brewer’s yeast?

No, brewer's yeast is not alive and is a byproduct of the brewing industry.

How much yeast is in this packet?
2 ½ tsp. or 8.75g or close to 1/4 oz. = 1 cube of fresh yeast


You have more yeast in your packet. Will it affect my recipe?
No. Use one packet for one packet. We formulated our yeast especially for use with whole grains, which tend to need more help rising. But it works perfectly fine for all-purpose flour recipes as well.


How do I proof yeast?
Mix contents of yeast packet with 1/4 cup warm water, 1/4 tsp sugar. Stir.  Let stand for 5-10 minutes.  Mixture should get very bubbly and/ or foamy. If it does not get foamy or bubbly the yeast did not reanimate. It would be best to discard and proof a new packet of yeast.


Why should I proof yeast?
Proofing dry yeast helps to reanimate it.  The sugar acts a food for the yeast to eat as in reanimates.
This ensures your yeast is still living helping to have a successful baking experience.


How do I store my yeast?
The refrigerator is the best place to store it.


How do I store my opened package of yeast?
You can fold over the unused package and store in the fridge or store in a glass jar.


Can I freeze yeast?
We do not recommend it because the cells are alive and freezing may fracture the cells.


Is it alright to add boiling water to the yeast?
No. Boiling water will kill the yeast. The perfect temperature for yeast is 95°F-110°F.


Is it alright to add cold water to the yeast?
No. Cold water will slow down the activity of the yeast. The perfect temperature for yeast is 95°F-110°F.

Are there sulphites in our yeast?

Are there any additives in this product?
Yes there are some processing aids in this yeast. 
Sorbitan Monostearate is an emulsifier used in yeast manufacturing to aid in the drying process, it protects the yeast from excess drying and also aids in the re-hydration of the yeast cells. It is considered safe and actually can aid the body in fat absorption. Source of the Sorbitol in the Sorbitan Monostearate is unknown, however it is plant and may or may not be corn. Allergens are part of the protein structure of the organism, however the process used to produce Sorbitol eliminates the plant protein. Typical usage level ranges from 0.30%. to 0.70%.


Is the Sorbitan Monostearate corn based?
It can be. Suppliers might use 100% corn or 100% tapioca for a period of time and then might be using a mixture of corn and tapioca other times. If you have concerns about corn, it would be best to find a product that can definitely state that corn is not used.


How many live active cultures are in a packet of our yeast?
Our suppliers do not guarantee any amount, but the average cell count on dry yeast is about 10 billion yeast cells per gram.


Where is your yeast made?
This ingredient is produced in Mexico, and packaged in our manufacturing facility.

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