Is Yeast Vegan?

Hands covering yeast dough with a cloth (leaving it to rise)
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‚ÄčIs yeast vegan?

Yes. Yeast, like mushrooms, are eukaryotic micro-organisms classified in the Fungi kingdom, which in layman's terms means that yeast is not derived from animal products or classified as an animal and is thus vegan-friendly.

So, although there are plenty of things that people put in yeast breads that are not vegan--like butter, milk, and eggs--yeast breads that are prepared without these are vegan.

Here are just a few vegan yeast-based recipes that have become personal favorites: