FUN FACTS

ABOUT YEAST

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.

Due to its nutritional content, yeast and breads made with nutritional yeast in this form may increase a person's energy, support their immune system, and offer additional health benefits.

WHAT IS YEAST

Yeast cells are egg-shaped and can be only be seen with a microscope.

20,000,000,000 (TWENTY BILLION)

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.

ETHNICALLY DIVERSE

Scientists have discovered over

600

different species of yeast that exist in the world today.

With each species there can be thousands of different strains that make process very unique. When you look at the average recipe that uses yeast, you'll typically be instructed to allow the mixture to sit anywhere from an hour to a day.

GIVE IT A TIME

You're wanting them to consume elements within the dough or mixture so that a specific result can be achieved. This is also why you'll work dough over a time or two before baking it. The working over period allows the yeast to come into contact with more of
the food it loves.

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

32°C

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