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Dry yeast, also known as instant yeast, is a natural and living yeast in dry form (see also Production).

Dehydrating yeast is a very delicate process. Dry yeast has a moisture content of maximum 5%, but it is still viable after contact with water. This is an important distinction with any other instant product like milk powder or instant coffee.

The packing of dry yeast is carried out very carefully at Algist Bruggeman's: under controlled conditions, the dry yeast is vacuum packed in order to avoid contact with air, water and light and to assure a long shelf life.

As to dosage, 100 grammes of dry yeast correspond to 300 grammes of fresh yeast, that is 100 grammes of fresh yeast = 33 grammes of dry yeast.

A significant advantage of dry yeast is that it does not need to be mixed with water before it is combined with the dough. Its fine granular structure allows it to be added to the dough in dry form and dissolution takes place during kneading.

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Dry yeast offers another set of advantages too:
  • it needs no refrigeration during storage and transport;
  • it is very compact, thus requiring little storage space;
  • its vacuum packing assures a shelf life of at least 2 years, obviously retaining freshness and any other specific product characteristics. Once the packaging is opened, there is contact with air (and so with water too) and this reduces the activity and shelf life of the dry yeast;
  • Bruggeman Instant Yeast guarantees, thanks to a long-standing expertise, an optimal fermentation in all recipes and baking techniques. Moreover, this yeast helps to maintain the natural flavours which are so characteristic of freshly baked bread;
  • it is very user friendly: dosage is easy and accurate and it can be directly mixed with the flour.
It was in the early 80s that Algist Bruggeman developed Bruggeman Instant Yeast. We were one of the very first yeast manufacturers to market dehydrated yeast. To this day, Bruggeman Instant Yeast belongs to the absolute top products in the world and is exported to over 60 countries in all five continents. Bruggeman Instant Yeast is processed worldwide in both small traditional and large commercial bakeries.

Algist Bruggeman has a strongly developed worldwide network of importers and distributors. Our commercial team stimulates - by intensive travelling - personal contacts with overseas partners, an essential aspect for responding to the customer's wishes.

Today, Algist Bruggeman has become one of the few manufacturers of first-class dry yeast in the world. This explains exactly why Algist Bruggeman received the highly prestigious "Great Oscar for Exports" award a couple of years ago, personally presented by the Crown Prince of Belgium.

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