Yeast-containing foods can be avoided when you know what to watch out for.
This is a partial list of foods that contain yeast. Over time it will grow. I have already replaced the original article with this one.
According to one of the comments below, if you find disodium guanylate on the ingredients, this ingredient can be derived from yeast, especially if it is listed as a vegan source of the ingredient (thank-you lori e).
There are three sections to this article:
Foods That Always Contain Yeast
These foods always (or almost always) contain yeast. For example, it is possible to make bread without yeast, but most bread that you see in the store is made with yeast.
- Bread rolls
- Fruit skins, especially:
- Grape juice
- Malt beverages
- MSG (often extracted from autolyzed yeast extract or from wheat)
- Oxo Cubes
- Sour dough bread
- Yeast Extract:
Foods That Sometimes Contain Yeast
These foods may contain yeast. You must check product -by-product and recipe-by-recipe.
- Fruit, over-ripe
- Soup – prepared or canned
- Soy sauce (Most brands do, some do not)
- Vitamin B supplements (depending on the source of the vitamin B)
- Chocolate (See article for specifics – chocolate is often fine, depending on type, brand and country).
Eventually, this will become a separate article. For now I am including it here.
It is always best to double-check ingredients for packaged foods, in case manufacturers change their formula or there are variations between countries.
- Ryvita (Used to contain yeast in some countries. The are now consistently yeast-free everywhere, according to their head office.)
- Yeast Allergy
- Yeast-free Foods
- Types of Yeast
- Tired After Eating Bread
- Tired After Drinking Beer or Wine
- Top 20 Food Allergies with Delayed Reactions
- Yeast and Chocolate
You can help!
I know I have missed things that should be on this list, and over time I will add to it. Leave a comment if you see anything missing. Thanks!
As Linja (comment #107) says, “Read all the comments; they are rich with hints.”