Compressed Yeast

Compressed Yeast Definition

Compressed Yeast is a fresh form of yeast, also called “fresh” or “cake” yeast. It is a wet form of yeast with a moisture content of around 70%, making it faster to act than dry yeasts.

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Here’s Our Recommended Compressed Yeast

Red Star Fresh Yeast (Baker's Yeast)

Cake Yeast, also known as wet, fresh, or compressed yeast, has been used for decades by veteran bakers and is still popular today. 

Cake yeast is very perishable, requiring constant refrigeration to retain its freshness and activity. We recommend using it within 10 days of purchase.

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