What They Do: Promote growth of yeast (intentionally, such as in bread making).
These are ingredients that are adding in commercial food manufacturing that act as food for yeast, creating a more desired end product. Technically, some of these could be fine to be used, as they are mostly consumed by the yeast, converting them into normal by products of yeast. In reality, most of these ingredients are manufactured in such a way as to be unnatural, and manufactured in a lab.
A purist wanting to eat yeast products could find fully natural items to add to their cooking that would be considered real food. This requires a higher level of research, and advanced cooking skills, but is available to the home cook.
Click underlined ingredients to learn more, and find out more about what each item does in specific types of foods.
Examples of foods using yeast during preparation:
- Baked goods
Examples found on labels:
- Ammonium phosphate
- Calcium sulfate
- Potassium chloride