Everything you need to know fresh yeast

Why fresh yeast?

  • Fresh yeast brings out the natural texture and aroma of bread.
  • It is best for frozen dough and is compatible with all fermentation processes.
  • It is convenient, easy to weigh, and cost effective.
  • Fresh yeast is an all-natural product.

What is the recommended dosage?

1.8% of flour weight, or double the recommended dose when used in extra heavy dough formulation.

How to apply?

Take part of the water from the recipe & dissolve yeast in it then add to dough mixture. Never mix yeast straight with salt or shortening; the yeast will weaken or die.

Tips on Proper Yeast Handling

  • Maintain chiller temperature at 0-5o C at all times in the yeast chiller.
  • Don't open chiller doors excessively.
  • Properly stack yeast on pallets or remove bars from carton for adequate air circulation.
  • Don't stack in tight patterns that do not allow air circulation.
  • Allow for adequate air movement in the chiller. Use additional fans, if needed.
  • Don't store bags directly on chiller floor or in contact with walls.
  • Use product as needed:
    • Remove yeast from refrigerator shortly before needed.
    • Don't remove more than a one-hour supply from the chiller at any time.
  • Use first-in-first-out product rotation (FIFO):
    • Use oldest yeast first, Mark them so they can be used in proper order.
    • Don't mix new and old shipments.
  • Take yeast temperature frequently:
    • Keep yeast temperature below 10o C at all times (even outside the chiller).
    • Don't expect consistent result from yeast that was subjected to temperature abuse.
  • Minimize yeast exposure to air:
    • Once opened, keep bags (for crumbled yeast) rolled down to yeast level to minimize air contact.
    • Don't leave portion of yeast in an opened bag.

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GYST Trading (Philippines) is a specialty goods and services company focused on yeast products for both the baking and the animal nutrition industries. Established 2013, we aim to bring one of nature's most important organisms from ancient times for the betterment of the world. Our mission is to provide all natural and environmental-friendly, worldwide-proven solutions to the Philippines.

All our products are pure yeast products with no carriers giving a more natural and healthier food for human consumption. Join us as we look forward to a more sustainable, biological and healthy future in food production for the coming generations.

GYST Trading is accredited with the Food and Drug Administration and the Bureau of Animal Industry.