A LIVING ORGANISM
that lives in our food?
Yeast is a living natural organism that needs air to multiply. It represents a valuable source of nutrition containing minerals, vitamins and amino acids. These indispensable elements for a healthy organism give yeast a crucial role in our diet and balance.
WHAT IS YEAST
It takes 20,000,000,000 (twenty billion) yeast cells to weight one gram or 1/28 of an ounce, of cake yeast.
Tiny organism with a long name:The scientific name for the yeast that baker's use is Saccharomyces Cerevisiae or "sugar"
A very long name for such a tiny organism! This species of yeast is very strong and capable of fermentation, the process that causes bread dough to rise.
Scientists have discovered over
different species of yeast that exist in the world today.
GIVE IT A TIME
HISTORY OF YEAST
The Roman Empire
discovered that if you leave dough out in the sun, it can be revived into workable dough one again if sugar is added to the mixture
What they discovered was yeast, although they didn't realize it.
Hieroglyphics suggest that ancient Egyptians were using yeast and the process of fermantation to leaven bread over 5,000 years ago.
5,000 YEARS AGO
SOME DIDN'T LIKE IT HOT
Yeast grows at temperatures around 32°C, but it dies off temperatures around 37°C. The reason why hot temperatures aren't used is because it changes the flavor of breads that are beign made
YEAST IS ADAPTED TO GLUTEN-FREE DIET
Due to increase in consumers who need gluten-free diet, researchers have created new research method called TDS to adapt yeast to gluten-free diet.
Researchers found that some ingredients provide trace elements, fibers and vitamins, which increase the nutritional density of breads and offset the risks of deficiencies often associated with diets based exclusively on gluten-free foods.
YEAST IS HALAL
Lesaffre yeast has halal certificate and uses vegetal origin additives to protect your yeast. Our product has E number.
"E" STANDS FOR "EUROPE"
Commonly found on food labels, their safety assessment and approval are the responsibility of European Food Safety Authority