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Photo of the Day: Active Dry Yeast

Posted 24 December, 2008 at 9:30am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, Photography)

Up until recently, I had never looked closely at what active dry yeast looks like. When I prepared my article on Baker's Yeast, I took several macro shots of the dry yeast granules. I remember being surprised that they were tiny cylinders instead of little balls or a non-uniform shape.
Active Dry Yeast
Tripod, 6 sec at f/16 on ISO 100, 105mm f/2.8 macro lens

2 comments to Photo of the Day: Active Dry Yeast

Nate, December 25th, 2008 at 3:06 am:

  • It's probably how they manufacture the yeast granules. I don't think yeast bacterial cells actually form cylindrical crystals, do they?

    Merry Christmas to all!

Michael Chu, December 25th, 2008 at 4:59 pm:

  • No, I'm guessing they are a thick sludge which they extrude from a tube, cut up, and allow to dry.