Regular users of our site will notice we've recently stopped supplying non-organic/conventional yeast and have switched to purely organic for all our baking additional baking ingredients. Read here why we've made this choice:
Unlike conventional yeast, BIOREAL organic yeast is produced using organic cereals without the use of chemical additives during fermentation.
Selected strains of yeast and lactic acid bacteria cultures are bred in a wholly organic nutrient solution made from organic grain, pure spring water and enzymes. All micro-organisms and raw materials used are guaranteed non-GMO, organic ingredients.
To produce conventional yeast, chemical nitrogen sources as ammonia, ammonia salts and lyes as well as acids including sulphuric acid, synthetic vitamins and growth substances are used.
The BIOREAL fermentation process uses no chemical additives and sunflower oil is used as an anti-foaming agent. Since no chemicals are used, BIOREAL organic yeast needs no rinsing either, so no chemically contaminated waste water is produced.
Since all plant equipment is steam-cleaned, disinfectants are also unnecessary. Even waste water from plant cleaning is free from chemical contamination.
A further benefit is that the organic fermentation medium also forms the basis of additional baking products such as sponge or yeast sourdough starter.
This way of production is particularly eco-friendly and sustainable. For this reason, BIOREAL organic yeast is certified nationally and internationally by organic certification.
Until recently it wasn't possible to buy fresh organic yeast. Recent advancements in manufacturing however, means it is now possible to produce both fresh and dried yeast organically. It is this recent development that enabled us to ditch the chemicals and choose purely organic yeast for all our baking.
Want to know more about the manufacturing process? "Why you may want to consider switching to organic yeast"
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