What is Marmite?
Marmite is dark brown-colored spread made from the yeast . It has a very strong, slightly salty flavor. It comes in small bulb with a distinctive yellow lid.
It has a highB-vitamin content.
Birth of marmite
It was in 1902 that the Marmite Food Company was set up in Burton on Trent. Thanks to its high B vitamin content, Marmite did its bit for the UK in two WorldWars.
By the time of the First World War it was included in soldiers ration packs. It also became a staple food in hospitals and schools.
During World War II, Marmite became a dietary supplement inprisoner-of-war camps, and in 1999, it was sent to British peacekeeping forces in Kosovo.
2. What do I do with it?
Marmite is traditionally eaten as a spread on bread, toast, crackers anddigestive biscuits. Owing to its concentrated taste it is usually spread thinly with butter or margarine. Marmite also works well with cheese, banana…
3. What are the ingredients?
Marmite is made from(greater quantity first):
* Yeast Extract
* Vegetable Extract
* Vitamin: Niacin
* Vitamins: B1, B2, Folic Acid, B12
4. Who makes it?
Marmite is now ownedby Unilever. It is made by different companies in different parts of the world, and often to a different recipe.
It is produced in the UK by Unilever Bestfoods UK, and this is the original that youshould try and seek out.
Vegemite is an Australian product, manufactured by Kraft Foods Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and is generally described by Marmite fans as a weaker version spread thanBritish-produced Marmite—I can personally back this statement up. Vegemite fans have claimed that it is stronger than some non British-produced Marmite, but that doesn't say much for that "Marmite".Its ingredients are:
* Yeast Extract
* Malt Extract
* Natural Flavor
10. Where does the name "Marmite" come from?
Marmite originally came in a small...
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