How much yeast is in a "package"?

  • Our Better Homes and Gardens cookbook calls for "1 package active dry yeast" in its pizza recipe, which is less than helpful, since we keep a container of bulk yeast in the freezer. What is the standard volume (e.g. in teaspoons) of yeast in a package?

  • SAJ14SAJ

    SAJ14SAJ Correct answer

    6 years ago

    According to Red Star, a very common yeast brand in the US:

    The strip contains three packets; each packet in the strip is considered one package. Each package contains 1/4 oz. or 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast.

    This is approximately 7 grams, or 11 ml.

    This is representative of all of the US brands.

    7g a sachet is standard in the UK, so it would seem to be somewhat standard

    For dry yeast 1/4 oz seems to be the "standard", which is 7 g

    Measuring by volume is unusual for dry substances in the metric system. In most countries using metric, the sachet will be labelled by grams, not milliliters.

    @TFD: More like metric enemies, grrr... by the way, my sachets say 7g too.

    7g sachets are standard in Aus too.

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