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Our Better Homes and Gardens cookbook calls for "1 package active dry yeast" in its pizza recipe, which is less than helpful, since we keep a container of bulk yeast in the freezer. What is the standard volume (e.g. in teaspoons) of yeast in a package?

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According to Red Star, a very common yeast brand in the US:

The strip contains three packets; each packet in the strip is considered one package. Each package contains 1/4 oz. or 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast.

This is approximately 7 grams, or 11 ml.

This is representative of all of the US brands.

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7g a sachet is standard in the UK, so it would seem to be somewhat standard – ElendilTheTall May 4 '14 at 20:53
For dry yeast 1/4 oz seems to be the "standard", which is 7 g – TFD May 4 '14 at 22:09
Measuring by volume is unusual for dry substances in the metric system. In most countries using metric, the sachet will be labelled by grams, not milliliters. – TFD May 4 '14 at 22:09
@TFD: More like metric enemies, grrr... by the way, my sachets say 7g too. – Cerberus May 4 '14 at 22:28
7g sachets are standard in Aus too. – Dracs May 4 '14 at 23:46

I had been taught that one packet of yeast contained 2 and 3/4 tsp (2.75 tsp) of yeast.

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