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A traditional leavening agent, yeast is a living organism used in the production of bread and beer.
Category: Condiment
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Can be bought fresh in blocks or dried in granules. Only buy fresh yeast that is creamy in colour and smells sweet. Dried yeast comes as instant granules or sachets that need to be dissolved in water before being added to recipes.
To Store:
Store fresh yeast unwrapped in a jar in the fridge for a fortnight. Dried yeast needs to be stored in the fridge also.
Tips & Tricks:
One tablespoon of yeast leavens 1 kg of flour. (Source: The Cook's Companion)
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:

Very High
Very high

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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