Lesaffre Relaunches Yeast-education Website 

Lesaffre, a global key player in the field of fermentation for nearly 170 years, has modernized its exploreyeast.com website. Through this educational site, the company wishes to inform as many people as possible about the benefits of this microorganism for food, but also its many other applications in sectors as varied as baking, health and well-being, agriculture and even bio-fuels.

Nourishing 9 billion people in 2050 in a healthy way while saving the planet’s resources is a major challenge that yeast and, more broadly, the fermentation process can help meet, says Lesaffre. However, yeast, this microorganism that originated in nature, remains unknown to the general public. In fact, according to a study conducted by Lesaffre, only 17% of those questioned were able to give a precise definition of yeast.

To meet this challenge of raising awareness, exploreyeast.com offers contents translated into four languages and a variety of information through a fun and educational approach. Exploreyeast.com has been modernized to allow a better flow in the navigation. It offers articles ranging from the explanation of the difference between natural baker’s yeast and baking powder, to easy cooking recipes. What is yeast? How is it used? Where is it found? What are its health benefits? Exploreyeast.com provides answers to all these questions. 

“Integrated in the composition of many foods and even in the production of biofuel, yeast is omnipresent in our daily lives. However, it suffers from a great lack of knowledge, even though it is one of the most promising products of the future, particularly in terms of meeting the challenge of tomorrow’s food. With more than 170 years of expertise in this field, Lesaffre has a role to play in raising public awareness of yeast, its benefits, and its decisive role in the fermentation process,” says Thomas Lesaffre, Marketing Director at Lesaffre.

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