How Does Yield Affect Cooking?

In the context of cooking, “yield” refers to the quantity of servings produced by a specific recipe. The phrase “yields,” followed by a number, is typically used at the start or the conclusion of an ingredient list in recipes.

The definition of “yield” according to is “to give out or produce by a natural process or in exchange for cultivation.” This formal phrase is frequently used in recipes to provide cooks a notion of how much food is made as a result of a specific cooking technique. Although “makes” or “serves” are sometimes used for “yields” in recipes, the idea remains the same.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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