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Clearance: SAF Red Label Instant Yeast, 16 oz. (6/22)

SKU: JQ687NOS, Part Number: 802020, Shop more SAF Yeast items
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Clearance: SAF Red Label Instant Yeast, 16 oz. (6/22)

This is a new old stock model. Please check the table below to see how we rate our clearance items.

Note: The product images on this page are of a new item, with the exception of any images marked “Clearance item”.

This yeast has a Best By date of June 2022. We tested this yeast, and it's as active as ever, so we're offering it to you on clearance, for less!

Reward your quality efforts with quality ingredients! The best-selling yeast in the world, SAF Red Label yeast has solved bread baking performance problems for many bakers. It's fast, ultra-reliable, easy to use, and economical. It's also gluten-free and kosher. It comes vacuum packaged and its long shelf life can be extended even further in the fridge or freezer.

  • “SAF Red Label Instant Yeast and whole wheat flour milled from PHG grain is the BEST combination you can find!”

    – Jerry O., IA

Saf-Instant® Red is a granular free-flowing yeast for use in doughs with sugar levels of up to 12% (Baker’s Percent). Saf-Instant Red is best for short-time fermentation processes.

Each 1-lb bag of SAF Red Label Yeast is enough to make 40-45 loaves of bread.

Saf-Instant Red is recommended for the following baked goods:

  • Artisan
  • English muffins
  • Bagels
  • Flat breads
  • Baguettes
  • Hearth breads
  • Crackers
  • Pan breads
  • Croissants
  • Pizza crust
  • Donuts

While there are a few varieties of yeast out there, the two most common you’ll find are active dry yeast and instant yeast (which is also known as bread machine yeast, or rapid-rise yeast). The major difference between the two is that instant yeast has much smaller granules, making it easier to dissolve into dough and is faster to activate. This means instant yeast can be added to the recipe with other dry ingredients. Recipes calling for active dry yeast usually call for you to “proof” the yeast in sugar and water before adding it to your dry ingredients.

The million dollar question is, is acive dry yeast and instant yeast interchangeable? Most sources say that you can use active dry and instant yeast interchangeably. However, it’s best to add 25% more active dry yeast if you’re using it in place of instant yeast, and 25% less yeast if you’re substituting instant for active dry yeast.

While there’s not a big difference in flavor, those with a keener palate tend to notice a stronger flavor in instant yeast. If you substitute instant yeast for active dry yeast, and keep the measurement the same, you may want to add a little more salt to help with flavor.

Another important point to keep in mind if substituting one yeast for the other, is that instant yeast is intended for just one rise. If a recipe requires you to let the dough rise, knead, and then rise again, your bread may not rise as well the second time around, using instant yeast. In recipes that call for multiple rises it's best to use active dry yeast.

If you're in a pinch, go ahead and substitute one yeast for the other, just keep in mind the difference in ratio as mentioned above, as well as the lower second rise that comes with using instant yeast.

To test yeast to see how active it is, mix 1 teaspoon sugar into 1/2 cup of warm water (110° to 115° F), then mix in 2-1/4 teaspoons yeast. If mixture has risen to the top of the cup by the end of ten minutes, yeast is very active. If not, it needs to be replaced.

Descriptions of Ratings for Clearance Store Items

Rating Description
(Expanded descriptions in next table)
Minimum Discount Mechanically Perfect Standard Return Policy Full
R1 Returned. Non-working surfaces have new or nearly new appearance. Working surfaces may have slight wear marks. Very close scrutiny is required to tell that the item isn’t brand new. Packaging may not be perfect. 10% Yes Yes Yes
R2 Returned, nearly-new appearance. Slight to moderate flaws on non-working surfaces, such as a mixer cabinet or lid.  Varies by item Yes Yes Yes
FR Mostly returned items which have been brought fully up to new-equipment performance specs at the factory. Varies by item Yes Yes No
D Demonstration items have been operated briefly at Pleasant Hill Grain. Varies by item Yes Yes Yes
DIS Discontinued. We no longer sell them at full price because they were discontinued by us or the manufacturer. These items have never been used. Varies by item Yes Yes Varies by item
SDB Scratched, dented, and/or blemished. Has moderate damage on a non-working surface, such as a scratch, dent, or blemish on the housing. Varies by item Yes Yes Yes
NOS New old stock. A brand new item that isn't the newest model. Varies by item. Yes Yes Yes

Additional notes:

  1. The ratings are for cosmetic condition only. All Clearance Store merchandise is guaranteed to function perfectly.
  2. Items are offered under normal terms of sale: Please review policies before ordering.
  3. Some clearance items ship in plain (but carefully boxed) packaging, rather than the manufacturer’s original carton.
  4. Important: All clearance items may have been exposed to various allergenic foods.

Bottom Line: If you’re a highly detail-oriented person, we recommend sticking to “R1.” But after a week’s use, the only real difference between one of these items and a brand new one will be the money you saved.




Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid

Nutrition Facts

Amount per 100g
Calories 390
   % Daily
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 75mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
Fiber 27g
Sugars 0g
Protein 50g
Vitamin A 0ug RE
Vitamin C 300mg
Calcium 45mg
Iron 5mg

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Manufacturer Part Number802020
BrandSAF Yeast
Product Weight (lbs.)1-1/4 lb.
Net Weight1 lb.


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