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  • Reduce mixing time by 10% - 30% and shorten rising time by up to 50%
  • Doesn't need to be dissolved in water prior to mixing, saving you time and money over active yeast
  • Perfect for making delicious bagels, croissants, donuts, and more

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Gluten Free Yes
Package Size 1 lb.
Type Yeast


Reduce mixing time by 10%-30% and shorten rising time by up to 50% with this Lessafre SAF-Instant Red dry yeast 1 lb. vacuum pack! This SAF yeast, also known as "bread machine yeast", differs from active dry yeast in that it does not need to be dissolved in warm water before it is used, saving you time and, ultimately, money!

Versatile enough to be used in a variety of bread-making processes with sugar levels up to 12%, it can be poured directly into a mixer, mixed with flour, or added at the beginning of a mixing process. All yeast, which acts as a leavening agent, converts sugars found in dough into carbon dioxide, causing the dough to expand. This process is what helps give bread the soft and airy texture we all know and love! This 1 lb. bag of SAF-instant yeast is perfect for making delicious bagels, croissants, donuts, and more.

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  • Gluten Free

    Gluten Free

    This item is Gluten Free per the manufacturer.

  • Non-GMO


    This item is made with non-genetically modified ingredients.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Lesaffre SAF-Instant Red 1 lb. Vacuum Packed Dry Yeast

    5.0 stars from 78 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This is a reliable yeast. It has lasted in my refrigerator for over a year without loosing it's quality. I use it for breads and pizzas in my bread machine and for dough I mix by hand.

    from My AZ Computer Guy Posted on

    I always go for the SAF Instant Red Yeast in the 1 pound size when I need to get yeast. Yeast is expensive and the 1 pound containers go a long way.. great value. Reliable product.. I can always count on a good rise when I use SAF.

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    I use this instant yeast whenever I make homemade pizza and artisan breads. It is definitely cheaper to buy the one-pound package if you do a lot of baking. I like to store the yeast in the freezer in a plastic bag. This is definitely a "must have" for my home baking needs!

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    i've been using lesaffre yeast to make breads and doughs for years and it's always reliable and potent. this dry yeast can be stored in the fridge or freezer for well over a year without issue.

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    great for pizza and bread

    This is great instant yeast, and the vacuum packaging keeps it fresh until I am ready to start using it. After opening, I keep this yeast in the fridge in an airtight container. I always have great results.

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    bread made with instant yeast

    In my opinion one can't do better than Lesaffre yeast. This product was received in perfect condition and is very fresh. If that wasn't good enough, the price can't be beat anywhere. I will buy my yeast from Webstaurantstore.com from now on.

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    Great price for a great product. We use this instant yeast in our breads and our Swedish cinnamon rolls and have never been disappointed. Love never having to proof the yeast!

    from Fika, LLC Posted on

    I’m a home baker and I go through a lot of yeast since I make my own bread, pies, and other pastries. I prefer instant yeast because if it’s quick rise. I love that I can buy in bulk from Webstauarant and save money in the process.

    from Cline Kitchen Posted on

    I’m a home baker and I go through a lot of yeast since I make my own bread, pies, and other pastries. I prefer instant yeast because if it’s quick rise. I love that I can buy in bulk from Webstauarant and save money in the process.

    This is my go-to yeast for bread! webstaurantstore.com has the best price of any place I've checked, and always ship fresh batches. I've never had a loaf fail with this yeast. I've bought this multiple times and will continue to do so.

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    I am super happy with this yeast so far! I stored in the freezer the moment I got it. have already used it for a couple of breads and even a babka! Worked well.

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    Put the yeast into glass jars in my freezer. I found that opening the bag that it came with was kinda cumbersome and led to a lot of yeast spilling out everytime.

    This is a fantastic price on a 1LB bag of SAF Instant. Red is great for standard duty baking (Gold is tailor made for higher sugar doughs). I've kept repackaged bags in the fridge, and have never had any issues with potency or consistency. I'm a home baker, so I don't have experience with commercial production or scale - but I do have experience with longevity, and SAF hasn't fallen flat after prolonged storage.

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    4 Lbs of dough made with bread flour and SAF instant red.

    I appreciated that this was vacuum packed when it arrived to preserve freshness. The yeast works just fine as yeast should. A great price as well.

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

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    This is my favorite brand of yeast I normally pay over six dollars in other places. This is a great value it is twice less the amount I normally pay here at the Websturant store thank you

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    Works great every time I make great bread with this yeast and a great deal compared to buying those darn packets. I use mine for home use.

    Posted on

    We like this Lesaffre yeast because it cuts a significant time bread making. We use this when making pastries like this pecan cinnamon coffee cakes. Makes the dough light and soft.

    Posted on

    This instant yeast is a great addition to your commercial and home kitchen. It makes a great tool in your baking arsenal and works better than regular yeast.

    from Saxon Posted on

    It's really nice you can buy a single pack of this one pound vacuum sealed dry yeast to try the 4 x 4 case works good can I get a full case nowv

    from Place to be Bistro Posted on

    Best instant dry yeast, never fail to me , great quality for a very cheap price, excellent product, dough rises up very well so happy with this!

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    If you want to buy in bulk but not use the product instantly then this is for you. Comes smartly packaged in vacuum sealed bags to ensure the yeast is not ruined. An excellent buy.

    from Scarbrough Industries Posted on

    This is a good quality yeast. Haven't had any problems activating, and it seems to work very well. For the price we will continue to order

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