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How long is the shelf life of instant dry yeast?

Yeast shelf life

When we make steamed buns, bread and other foods on a daily routine, one of the typically ingredients is instant dry yeast. Although yeast ferments quickly and well, many people find that it soon becomes difficult after opening the yeast to let the dough ferment. In fact, most of this is not a problem with the quality of the instant dry yeast, but caused by improper storage.

Yeast powder will expired. The general shelf life is about 12 -24 months depends on the type of yeast. If stored for a long time, it may lose activity and cannot achieve the effect of fermented flour. It is usually not recommended to use it after the shelf life.

Instant dry yeast can be used to ferment and produce bread, steamed buns, rolls, steamed buns, naan, baked goods, cakes, fried dough sticks, twists, nuts and other fermented pasta foods. In the process of making pasta, the use of yeast powder will make the food more fluffy and tasty. The taste will also become sweeter. However, the instant dry yeast also has a shelf life. If it was stored for too long or in an improper storage environment, it may cause the active ingredients in the instant dry yeast to be lost and it will not be able to make the flour fermented. The pasta may feel flaky to the eat. It will be very hard and the taste is very bad.

In additional, if the instant dry yeast is opened and stored in a hot and humid environment for a long time, it will also cause the yeast powder to be contaminated by pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi, and will also become ineffective. It is recommended to seal and store unused yeast powder in a ventilated, cool, and dry environment to avoid yeast powder deterioration caused by improper storage.

So how to store the instant dry east correctly? Dalian Justlong Import and Export Co.,Ltd, as a manufacturer and distributor of the instant dry yeast for many years, we accumulate lots of experience in the dry yeast field, there are few key points that we would like to share to you :

  1. Yeast cells are in the dormant statement under dry, air-free and nutrient-free conditions and are easy to store. Simply store unopened instant dry yeast at a normal temperature of no more than 40 degrees.
  2. After opening, clamp it with a clip and store it in the refrigerator. Use it as soon as possible and avoid high temperature and humid environment.
  3. Divide the unopened instant dry yeast into small packages, vacuum or seal (better use a plastic sealing machine to divide the instant dry yeast into small portions, and then seal them), and place them in the refrigerator for storage. It works best to transfer the yeast to a dry container, such as a glass bottle.
  4. Store the dry yeast in a dark place away from direct sunlight to prevent the sunlight from having adverse effects on the dry yeast.

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